Kangana Ranaut was recently interviewed with Mid-Day where she quoted as saying:
The fact that people met and promised to guide help, but then I was put under house arrest. And then Pahlaj Nihalani had offered me a film called I Love You, Boss. They had a photo shoot where they gave me a robe to wear and no undergarments.” “So I just had a satin robe for a show-girl pose, from which I had to stick my leg out, coming out of darkness. They should at least have given some tapes. I was supposed to play a young girl lusting after her middle-aged boss. So it was a soft-porn sort of character. And I had this epiphany that I can’t do this. I felt like this is exactly what my parents were talking about.
So I just had a satin robe for a show-girl pose, from which I had to stick my leg out, coming out of darkness. They should at least have given some tapes. I was supposed to play a young girl lusting after her middle-aged boss. So it was a soft-porn sort of character. And I had this epiphany that I can’t do this. I felt like this is exactly what my parents were talking about.
This is how Pahlaj Nihalani reacted to the statement made by Kangana
“Amitabh Bachchanji couldn’t do the film due to his busy schedule. Rishi too was unable to match dates for the film. Do you think if the script was semi-porn all these reputed stars would have agreed to do the film? Kangana had been in the industry for almost five years then and she was struggling. However, I gave her the role only on the recommendation of Rikku Rakesh Nath [a well-known star secretary].” “Kangana had read the script and I signed her for a three-film deal. Kangana had attended all the recordings as well.”
Pahlaj Nihalani On Kangana Ranaut’s Raunchy Photoshoot said I that he was not present at the photoshoot. So he is not aware of what happened before, during or after the shoot was completed. He had spent about INR 80 lakhs towards publicity even before the launch of the movie. The images were published in a Mumbai tabloid. Only after the filmmakers had seen the publicity & her photos, they started approaching Kangana.
In order to slam Kangana, Pahlaj Drags dragged Aditya Pancholi and said that Kangana gave him two versions at that point of time. First was that she was close to Aditya Pancholi and so she gave him a lame excuse and said that ‘Zarina Wahab & Aditya has told her that if she did that film, her life would be ruined.
Pahlaj also said that after a few days, she came to him and informed him that she had received an offer from Mahesh Bhatt & wanted to do that movie. He was of the opinion that if someone does not wish to work with him in his film wholeheartedly & has another offer from another banner, he should not deprive her. Hence, he allowed her to do ‘Gangster’ with the Bhatts.
He also said that he is a victim of her false accusations. He remembers an incident when Kangana had issues with her passport since she had signed a film with Sidhwani & had to go abroad for the shoot. He had come forward to help her and had filled in her age and address wrongly in the passport form. He added that Kangana had been thankless to all who helped her and that he is one of them.