The Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi (2019) actress launched a fresh wave of attack against the entire film industry 'ganging up' on her.
'Inki vaat laga dungi', Kangana Ranaut swears to take on the entire industry
Mumbai - 08 Feb 2019 13:00 IST
Actress Kangana Ranaut seems to have entered the Rani of Jhansi mode. Defending herself against a growing backlash of criticism on her directorial debut, the actress said that she will 'not spare anyone'.
The actress stated that she had been calling out the industry for a while over issues of sexism, pay parity and nepotism, but now she is "going to go after them. I will not spare anyone," according to Hindustan Times.
The actress was at an event to promote her film, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, where she was asked about the evident lack of support and backlash over the controversy of the film.
Ranaut has been accused by director Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi aka Krish of taking over the project and sidelining actors to get a more central focus in the film.
Krish's interview received support on social media from writer Apurva Asrani, director Pooja Bhatt and Bejoy Nambiar.
Responding to the backlash, Ranaut said, "How will it benefit me? I've already won 3-4 National Awards. At the age of 31, I am a filmmaker. Khud ko hi promote kar le bohot badi baat hai (it would be a big deal if they can promote themselves)."
The actress added that the Rani of Jhansi was not her relative (chachi/aunt). She said, "She's as much mine as she's yours. Then why are these people scared? They are worried just because I spoke on nepotism? They have formed a gang: 'Why did she speak on nepotism'?"
Comparing the backlash to a gang of school bullies, Ranaut said, "They have all ganged up together, like in a classroom of 60 children, where 59 have ganged up against one, trying to bully. How will you feel if someone did that?"
The actress though seemed in no mood to back down. She went on to add, "I have been calling them out on issues like sexism, pay parity, and nepotism. But now, I am going to go after them. Main inki vaat laga dungi (I will not spare them)."
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi was released on 25 January, and has already made over Rs70 crores in its lifetime earnings so far.