WEB DESK: It’s been two weeks that Bollywood’s versatile actress, Kangana Ranaut got appreciation over being completely honest on nepotism with Karan Johar on his show, Koffe with Karan. The brilliant host had apologized for mocking her in past. But at a recent event in London School of Economics, he suggested that if things are bad, she should leave the industry.
The Bollywood beauty respond in this regard while she was interviewed by local media where she commented on Johar’s suggestion.
Miss Ranaut was already famous for her brutally honest answers and this time, she responded well, as she said, “I can’t speak for Karan Johar’s understanding of nepotism. If he thinks that it is restricted to nephews, daughters and cousins, I have nothing to say. But, to say that he chose not to give me work is to mock an artiste. As importantly, his memory appears to be poor because we worked together in a movie (Ungli), which was produced by him. And quickly realised our sensibilities did not match.”
The lady has gotten tremendous appreciation on being herself and she responded exceptionally over ‘playing woman card’, saying, she is not fighting Karan Johar but her fight is with male chauvinism.
“But what is pertinent here is: why is Karan Johar trying to shame a woman for being a woman? What is this about the ‘woman card’ and the ‘victim card’? This kind of talk is demeaning to all women, particularly the vulnerable because they are the ones who really need to use them. The ‘woman card’ might not help you become a Wimbledon champ, or win you Olympic medals, or bag National awards. It might not even land you a job, but it can get a pregnant woman who feels her water is about to break a ‘ladies’ seat on a crowded bus. It can be used as a cry for help when you sense a threat. The same goes for the ‘victim card’, which women like my sister, Rangoli, who is a victim of an acid attack, can use while fighting for justice in court… What is important to understand is that we are not fighting people, we are fighting a mentality. I am not fighting Karan Johar, I am fighting male chauvinism.”
Moreover, the actress also shared her response on the major suggestion from Johar and that was to leave the industry if things are too bad. However, miss Ranaut maintained her confidence here and respond intelligently as she said,”also, the Indian film industry is not a small studio given to Karan by his father when he was in his early 20s. That is just a small molecule. The industry belongs to every Indian and is highly recommended for outsiders like me whose parents were too poor to give me a formal training. I learnt on the job and got paid for it, using the money to educate myself in New York. He is nobody to tell me to leave it. I’m definitely not going anywhere, Mr Johar.”
Source: the interview was originally published on Mumbai mirror