Kangana Ranaut shot in a satin robe with no undergarments for Pahlaj Nihalani
Kangana Ranaut has never shied away from making controversial statements and always manages to take the bull by the horns. She has spoken about Ranbir Kapoor not wanting to take a political stand, has spoken about Alia Bhatt not attending her premieres, has spoken about Karan Johar promoting nepotism, has spoken about Vikas Bahl’s sexual harassment allegations, has spoken about Hrithik Roshan dating her despite being married and many similar controversies. The latest to add on the list is that of Pahlaj Nihalani’s film where she was asked to audition scantily dressed.
In an interview with Mid Day, Kangana spoke up about the start of her career when she had just started auditioning for movies. She speaks up about a specific time when she was asked to do a photo shoot wearing nothing but just a satin robe. It was for a Pahlaj Nihalani film, which makes it even more weird.
Kangana said, “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.”
She went on further add, “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.”
Kangana goes on reveal that she didn’t stop the photo shoot and went ahead with it. However, stepped away from the film right after the photo shoot. “I actually went through the photo shoot, but then I disappeared. I changed my number. And around that time, I was giving auditions, and had tested for Anurag Basu’s ‘Gangster’ (2006), and Puri Jagannadh’s ‘Pokiri’ (2006). Luckily, I got both films, and had to take the call, you know, how something doesn’t happen for the longest [time], and you get two-three things together, I was in that phase! I chose Gangster, but ‘Pokiri’ went on to become a big hit as well, and then I worked with Puri sir later.”
Kangana, we admire your courage and boldness. You speak what you heart feels like unabashedly and that’s what fans love about you. Kudos to you girl!