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Farah Khan tells Kangana Ranaut to stop playing 'woman's card' every time

At a recent media interaction, the director said that if it is not acceptable for a man to dish out dirt on relationships through pictures and emails, the same law should apply to a woman.

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Kangana Ranaut's recent interviews, right before the release of Hansal Mehta's Simran (15 September), has started off another war of words in the industry. At a recent media interaction, director Farah Khan pulled up the actress for playing the 'woman's card' every time.

Khan said, "I don't want to take anyone's name. I don't want to get caught in between. But every time you are playing a woman's card. For me feminism is equality. In such a scenario a man should put himself in a woman's shoes and vice versa and then it becomes easy to understand each other. One should deal with such matters carefully."

In a recent interview in the chat show Aap Ki Adalat, Ranaut had demanded for an apology from Hrithik Roshan for causing her trauma after their bitter break-up. The feud between the two Kites (2010) co-stars dates back to 2016 when Roshan sent Ranaut a legal notice for referring to him as a 'silly ex' in one of her interviews. This snowballed into a legal battle with the two parties trading accusations, and alleged emails.

While speaking to PTI, Khan said that the standard should be the same for men and women when it came to such behaviour. She said, "Just imagine if a man had said something about a woman, what would have happened. If a man had sent a picture or said anything like this, that man’s life would have become hell or he might have been taken to the jail. If such things are not acceptable for a man, why it should be for woman?"

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In the earlier explosive interview, Ranaut had also accused Congress politician Gurpreet Kaur Chadha of backing out of supporting her against Hrithik Roshan.

The politican has now hit back telling the daily Mid-Day, "When I referred to Rakeshji [Roshan] and Hrithik as 'bade log', I didn't intend to intimidate her [Kangana] like she is now suggesting. It was a simple comment." The report further quoted Chadha saying, "Kangana and Rangoli [Ranaut's sister] wanted to amicably sort out the issue and reached out to me because Rakeshji is like family. When I connected with him, he said he'd be willing to communicate only if Kangana apologized. When I told Rangoli about this, she said, 'The case is with the Cyber Crime Cell, they will pursue it."

However, the actress' sister, Rangoli Chandel, was quoted by the daily Mid-Day as saying, "A common friend got her to our home since she was in a position to help us. She assured us aid, highlighting that she works with the women's commission. But, two days later, she called us from Roshan's office and said that the commission wouldn't pursue the matter since they are powerful people."

It looks like Ranaut is unwilling to let this storm die out on its own.