Kangana Ranaut hints at career change while slamming Ranbir Kapoor's Animal, blames audience for 'steep regression'

    Kangana Ranaut indirectly slammed Ranbir Kapoor starrer Animal and hinted at changing her career from films. 

    Kangana Ranaut hints at career change while slamming Ranbir Kapoor's Animal, blames audience for 'steep regression'

    Actor Kangana Ranaut took a dig at Ranbir Kapoor starrer Animal days after Javed Akhtar indirectly called it ‘dangerous’. It so happened that she came across a fan’s tweet who lauded her aerial actioner Tejas and wondered why the film was dud at the box office. Reacting to the same, the Queen actress said that paid negativity for her film has been overwhelming. She also expressed displeasure over audiences favouring ‘women beating films’.

    Taking to her X handle, Kangana hinted that she might change her career from films. She didn’t take the name of Ranbir’s film but referred to a few scenes from it.“Paid negativity for my films is overwhelming, I have been fighting hard so far but even audiences are encouraging women beating films where they are treated like sex objects and asked to lick shoes, this is deeply discouraging for someone who has been dedicating her life for woman empowerment films, might shift career in coming years, want to give best years of my life to something worthwhile,”she tweeted.

    Kangana also took to her Instagram Stories and penned a long note explaining why the audience is responsible for this regression of women in cinema. “The latest trend of films where women are reduced to mere flower on the wall, violently and disgracefully stripped of their dignity and clothes is beyond appalling. Reminds me of the time when I entered films, vulgar item numbers, quick in and out sleazy and dumb roles against older men were prevalent. Many years later fighting for pay parity, trying to encourage female lead films like Gangster, Woh Lamhe, Fashion, Queen, Tanu Weds Manu, Manikarnika, Thalaivii, Tejas I ruffled many feathers along the way.”

    She continued, “Went against big production houses like YRF and Dharma. Said no to big heroes like Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor. Not because I had anything personal against them, all for the cause of woman empowerment and today looking at the condition of women in films my heart sinks… is film industry only to blame for this? Audiences have no participation in this steep regression of women in films ?" she added.

    Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal received flak from major section of people despite that it has turned out to one of the highest-grossing films of 2023. Meanwhile, Kangana will next be seen in a political drama, Emergency.