Kangana Ranaut's sister spoke out against the negative campaign against Mental Hai Kya which is being released on the same day as Hrithik's Super 30.
Rangoli Chandel goes on the offensive against Hrithik Roshan for Mental Hai Kya
Mumbai - 09 May 2019 15:00 IST
Updated : 16:15 IST
Kangana Ranaut's sister, Rangoli Chandel, accused Hrithik Roshan and his PR management team of spinning a 'negative campaign' against Ranaut's upcoming film, Mental Hai Kya (2019).
The film, directed by Prakash Kovelamudi, is set to be released on 26 June, clashing with Hrithik Roshan's Super 30.
With the previous history of Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan in mind, Ekta Kapoor, producer of Mental Hai Kya, had announced the release date stating that 'there will be no mudslinging and it will be a dignified release'.
Kapoor also reportedly conducted talks with Hrithik Roshan, a close family friend, to come to an agreement about the release date.
However, the producer seems to have been disappointed by certain PR stories. Earlier on Wednesday, Kapoor tweeted her thoughts about the matter on social media.
The ugly underground tweets have begun. I‘ve promised to keep it clean and have assurances from my actors on the same.— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) May 8, 2019
I hope personal assaults on them stop, because it’s my decision & Not theirs.
Although Kapoor promised "to keep it clean and have assurances from my actors on the same", Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel took to social media to launch a scathing attack on Hrithik Roshan.
Tagging Kapoor's tweet, Chandel wrote, 'Jitna tu aur tera PR Kangana ko giraega utna he woh teri maregi.... [The more you and your PR team attack Kangana, the more she will hit back]. So far it wasn’t her concern magar ab tu dekh... [Now you watch out] Jadoo.
What to expect from a man who always prefers to attack your back rather then meeting you in the battle field, jitna tu aur tera PR Kangana ko giraega utna he woh teri maregi.... so far it wasn’t her concern magar ab tu dekh... Jadoo. https://t.co/D4GiBqWkbI— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) May 8, 2019
While the first tweet was more a hint at Hrithik Roshan, using the name of a character from Koi... Mil Gaya (2003), Chandel followed it up with more direct mentions of the actor, even pulling in his PR management team.
Balaji kya Kangana Ranaut ka production house hai jo woh jab chahe film release kare... lekin pappu toh pappu hota hai... common sense hai he nahin.... ab tu dekh beta, tera kya haal hoga @iHrithik— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) May 8, 2019
Kangana told Ekta Kapoor not to release MHK on 26th but Ekta said its is her prerogative as a producer to decide the relase date, then she had a meeting with her childhood friend Hrithik and they both took this call...(contd)— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) May 8, 2019
Ranaut has been involved in a long and bitter public fight with Hrithik Roshan since 2017, when she went public about the breakdown of her relationship with the actor.
This is Ranaut's third consecutive release to get embroiled in a controversy. For Hansal Mehta's Simran (2017), the actress fought with writer Apurva Asrani for credit on the film. For this year's Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, she took over directing duties from Krish aka Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi nearly six months prior to the film's release and reshot a significant portion of the film and received co-directing credit.
Despite the request from Ekta Kapoor to her cast to "keep it clean", Chandel added that Ranaut will not tolerate any 'underhand' tactics from Hrithik or his PR campaign.
Even before Chandel's attack, Mental Hai Kya came under the lens of several psychiatrists' associations for its title being negatively associated with people suffering from mental health issues.
Chandel even shared one of her followers' messages that pointed out an alleged PR campaign against the actress.
Why do we have to do these things. Money is imp but why to spoil someone’s film and career. Ekta and Kangana have assured a dignified release.— Nikita (@Nikitanishu89) May 8, 2019
Pls someone do something to stop this!#Kangana #Hrithik pic.twitter.com/W8Zfc225Uj
Mental Hai Kya is set to be released alongside Super 30 on 26 July.