Kangana Ranaut, we believe, has decided to stay in the news by calling out to someone or the other in Bollywood until her next release. Ever since the promotions of her last film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, the lady has been just spewing venom against the Bollywood industry and its people in some way or the other.
In the past few months, her statements have been nothing but objectionable, which highlight her narcissism over her love for the craft. Though she claims to be a “flagbearer” of feminism, she is often seen targeting her contemporaries, mostly for no reason at all. First, it was Deepika Padukone, and now, Alia Bhatt. Alia Bhatt has been giving spectacular performances one after the other on the big screen and enjoys a huge huge fandom for her body of work, which, we guess, is a little difficult to digest for the self-proclaimed “Queen” of Bollywood. Maybe this is the reason why Kangana keeps taking a dig at the Gully Boy actor.
Recently, an entertainment portal conducted a poll, asking moviegoers to vote in for the best performance by a Female Actor in 2019 so far. Kangana bagged 37% votes for her performance in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and WON the poll whereas Alia Bhatt stood in second with 33% votes for Gully Boy. Where it all seems fine to us and should have been fine for Kangana as well, when the portal contacted her to know her reaction, she instead of telling how she felt on winning, gave a furious reply on being compared with Alia Bhatt.
Ranaut lashed out and claimed to be embarrassed. She said,
“I am embarrassed. What is there to beat in Gully Boy performance? Same snappy muh phat girl. Bollywood’s idea of a fiery girl, woman empowerment and good acting, spare me this embarrassment, please,”
“Media has taken filmy kids love too far. Stop pampering mediocre work or else bar will never be raised.”
Okay. Remember when Kangana’s performance as a fiery muh-phat-girl Datto in Tanu Weds Manu Returns was applauded? It is so strange that she is still so stuck up at the Nepotism debate, even to the ones who have proven their mettle time and again with their talent and artistic abilities, and does not look beyond. She believes she deserves a National Award but Alia doesn’t even deserve to be appreciated for an amazing performance? Sounds hypocritical.
All of this seems nothing but her easy self-marketing which might soon backfire. Not too long ago, Kangana had fired Alia Bhatt in the media for skipping her movie’s screening and that’s how her tiff with Alia began. She was quoted as saying,
“I reached out to Alia and asked her what makes her think Manikarnika is my personal controversy, it’s a film whole nation is talking about and wondering why Bollywood is keeping quiet on such a relevant work.”
Apart from that, she also went on to call her a Karan Johar puppet and suggested her to apparently grow a spine. She further added,
“I asked her if I can be courteous and gracious to acknowledge her requests for encouraging relevant work that she does, why is she so scared to see my film. “I suggested that she grows some spine and support an important film about woman empowerment and nationalism. If she doesn’t have a voice of her own and her existence is all about being KJo (Karan Johar) puppet then I don’t consider her successful.”
In spite of all this surrounding negativity, Alia Bhatt was quite gracious to not blow up the matter further and dealt it in the most gracious manner. She, not paying much heed to it, apologized and said,
“I hope she doesn’t dislike me and I don’t think she dislikes me. I don’t think I have done anything intentionally to upset her. If I have, I will apologise to her on a personal level.”
The more Kangana speaks to the media, the more she is losing her fans because truth be told, had she stuck to being a performer, a great one that she is, she would have been respected. But now it looks like she’s put herself on a pedestal and believes she is right, all the time. She may have had her share of struggles, as does everyone and her courage is commendable but one would appreciate if she wouldn’t be so self-centered who is ready to take on the industry even when no one is actually attacking her.
Anyway, on the work front, Kangana Ranaut would be next seen in Mental Hai Kya along with Rajkummar Rao, Amrita Puri and Amyra Dastur which will release on May 24, 2019. And then in Panga starring Jassi Gill, Richa Chadda, Pankaj Tripathi, and Neena Gupta. Panga is a Hindi sports drama film based on the life of a Kabaddi player, being directed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari. The movie is looking for an early 2020 release and may release on January 24, 2020.
And Alia Bhatt, after giving a stellar performance in Gully Boy, is all prepped up along with Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Sanjay Dutt for her upcoming release, Kalank, a period romantic drama set in the 1940s, during the partition of India. It is directed by Abhishek Varman and will hit the theatres on Mahavir Jayanti, on April 17 next week. Then, she would also be seen in Brahmastra romancing her real life beau Ranbir Kapoor, for the first time on the big screen. The movie is being helmed by Ayan Mukerji and it’s scheduled to release on Christmas this year.