The Hush Post|07:20pm|2-min-read
Actor Kangana Ranaut feels that many of her Bollywood contemporaries do not support her work. however, when it comes to promoting their own films, they call her ‘shamelessly’.
Calling it a ‘racket’, Ranaut has said that Bollywood does not stand up for her. A Hindustan Times report says that the actor said in a recent interview that when it comes to promoting their own films, several people would call her ‘shamelessly’ but they would ‘not come’ to support her work.
Alia had sent me ‘Raazi’ trailer
She gave the example of how after the release of Raazi, she spoke to Alia Bhatt and Meghna Gulzar ‘for half-an-hour’. Kangana said that Alia had even sent her the trailer of the film.
“These girls send me their trailers like Alia (Bhatt) sent me the trailer of Raazi and said, ‘Please watch it’. For me, it was not a Karan Johar film or Alia film, for me, it was a film on Sehmat Khan, the girl who has given her everything to the country,” Kangana said. When it was their turn, ‘there was no response from anyone’, she said.
Talking about the ‘Queen‘ promotion days, Kangana told Pinkvilla, “In 2014, I don’t think all the accolades were for me, it was for Phantom who was coming up and there were having screenings after screenings for people of Vikas and Anurag Kashyap”.
I used to cancel my shoots to attend previews
“They had a lot of friends, so they used to come. I have always been absolutely ignored. After Tanu Weds Manu also I have had so many trials, they would just not come. But when it comes to them, they call me shamelessly, I even sort of cancel my shoots and make sure I attend them. Now, I have stopped because it’s getting too much,” she said. By trials, Kangana is referring to preview screenings held for industry members ahead of a film’s release.
I have praised everyone’s work
“I don’t feel so threatened by anyone around. You know like you see I will praise Alia or I would praise Anushka or I would praise everyone. I never shied away from going to Deepika’s Piku trial. Everyone I have praised in my capacity. Sonakshi’s Lootera I saw and the whole year I praised her,” she had told News18.
Went to Ambanis’ house to talk to Aamir Khan
The ‘Queen’ star also said that she went all the way to the Ambanis’ house to talk to Aamir Khan about Dangal, but ‘they don’t come for my trials’. However, she said that she doesn’t expect any of them to write about her ‘two-three films’ that are coming up.
Manikarnika has received positive reviews, and has made Rs 76 crore at the domestic box office. Kangana will next be seen opposite Rajkummar Rao in Mental Hai Kya, and then in director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwary’s next film.