Kangana Ranaut: Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt and others pretend as I don’t exist
Kangana Ranaut has made her debut in 2006 with Mahesh Bhatt‘s ‘Gangster’ directed by Anurag Basu and starring Emraan Hashmi. Since then the actress has come a long way. She is one of those Bollywood actresses who never shy away from putting forward their opinions without any fear. From talking about the famous #MeToo Campaign to her contemporaries, Kangana has always managed to be blunt about everything ever since she stepped in Bollywood.
During an interaction with News 18, she was asked about the other actresses in B-town and is she feels threatened by them. Replying to this, Kangana said, “don’t feel so threatened by anyone around. You know like you see I will praise Alia or I would praise Anushka or I would praise everyone. I never shied away from going to Deepika’s Piku trial. Everyone I have praised in my capacity. Sonakshi’s lootera I saw and the whole year I praised her. I don’t get threatened. Why don’t I see same sort of…why is everyone like, “Oh, oh, oh she doesn’t exist”? Why is that going on? I exist. My film has crossed millions and millions of views and it is one of the most promising films of this year. So when they pretend I don’t exist…nobody ever talks about my teasers or trailers.”
Kangana was further asked that if feels like an island, to which she replied, “It is not about being an Island. You see other film industry also, you don’t have to come out of each other’s ass but people exist. When I saw Raazi, I praised it. I didn’t think who’s film it is. It is a film. That is it. It doesn’t belong to an individual, it belongs to society. I don’t see a film and think, “Oh, this person’s film so maybe I shouldn’t look at that side” or something like that. I don’t feel like that.”
Currently, Kangana is busy with the promotions of her upcoming film, ‘Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi’, in which she plays the titular role. With the film, Kangana will be making her directorial debut as well. The film also stars Jishu Sengupta, Suresh Oberoi, Danny Denzongappa, Atul Kulkarni, Ankita Lokhande and Zeeshan Ayub among others. The film is written by the writers of Baahubali and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The film is set to release on January 25.