Kangana Ranaut refutes claims of NOT supporting Deepika Padukone

Ever since news of Kangana Ranaut not singing the ‘Deepika Bachao’ petition regarding ‘Padmavati‘ has been reported the media has had a field day. First reports suggested that Kangana didn’t want to sign the petition cause of their cold war dated back to 2014. That year Ranaut had given her career-best hit with ‘Queen‘ and instead Deepika received the Stardust Award for Actor of The Year for Happy New Year and Finding Fanny. Deepika did go on to the stage to collect the award but said, “Thank You for this award but this year belongs to Kangana. So Kangana this one’s for you!”. Kangana was left amused with this statement and had also reportedly said that Deepika never sent a personal message appreciating her film but chose to speak on a public platform. Hence the first conjecture as to why Kangana chose not to sign the ‘Deepika Bachao’ petition.

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Second conjecture stated that because none of the industry biggies came ahead to support Kangan Ranaut during her public spat with Hrithik Roshan hence she too didn’t want to lend her support to any of them. Now, refuting all these claims, Kangana has finally opened up in an interview to Times Now and has cleared the air stating that she is all in support of Deepika Padukone but doesn’t want to join hands with Shabana Azmi the person who initiated this petition. Read on.

“I was filming Manikarnika in Jodhpur, got a call from my dear friend Anushka Sharma to sign the petition written by Ms Shabana Azmi, I explained to Anushka that Deepika Padukone has all my support but I am a bit wary of Shabana Azmi’s investment in left wing vs right wing politics. I am on the fence about many things and being a part of a feminist movement called ‘Deepika Bachao’ lead by someone who character assassinated me when I was bullied, seems to be one of them.”I am an individual perfectly capable of supporting who I like without anyone’s support,”

This at least clears all the rumours of a so-called tiff between the two actors and cheers to Kangana for voicing her opinion and supporting Deepika openly.