Kangana Ranaut, ever since the year began has been making headlines, mostly for her statements on political issues, digs at contemporaries and other wrong reasons. And one of the statements that blew out of proportion was the one made against Ranbir Kapoor, throwing an allegation on him for being “apolitical”.
During the success party of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, her directorial debut, she attacked Ranbir by calling him “irresponsible” and had told the media,
“I don’t have any intention to join politics or an election campaign of a political party. Many people feel that I want to enter politics but that’s not true. There are few actors in our industry like Ranbir Kapoor where he has been seen talking in an interview that ‘We have regular supply of water and electricity at my home so, why should I comment about politics?’ But I feel because of this country’s people you are living in your luxurious home and you are travelling in your Mercedes so, how can you talk like that? This is irresponsible behaviour and I am not that kind of person.”
Now, Ranbir Kapoor was asked to react on the same at a recent event in Mumbai and refusing to comment directly on the matter and making it murkier, he chose to answer but with grace. He said,
“Whatever anyone’s asks me I do answer it. I don’t have any interest in giving answers to these questions. People can say whatever they want. I know who I am and what I say,”
Kangana has been launching uncalled-for attacks at him and his beau and actress, Alia Bhatt. She also said that the two are too old to be called ‘Young actors’. Then she also created a controversy by calling Alia’s performance in Gully Boy ‘mediocre’, for which she received major backlash too.
Currently, she and her sister are taking direct digs at the recently averted clash of Kangana’s Mental Hai Kya with Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30. When Hrithik announced the news postponing the release date of Super 30 in a heartfelt note, she called it a sob story and said,
“Hrithik Roshan, Madhu Mantena and Ekta Kapoor had collectively decided that Hrithik would push ‘Super 30’s release date and Ekta will bring her film MHK on 26th July. They had taken this call last week itself, I don’t know why he wrote this sob story but I am glad MHK (is) getting a solo release, I salute my producer Ekta Kapoor for making her way in this male dominated industry, it’s not easy to do what she does… I applaud her courage and power,”
Now finally, after all this public drama, Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao’s Mental Hai Kya will release on July 26, 2019. Menawhile, Ranbir Kapoor is working on his this year’s Christmas release, Brahmastra with Alia Bhatt, helmed by Ayan Mukerji. The movie will also star Amitabh Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia, and Mouni Roy in major roles. It is known to be a trilogy of the supernatural romantic saga and is bankrolled by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.