Takes potshots at Karan Johar too
The Hush Post| 12:35pm| 2-min-read
The firebrand actress Kangana Ranaut has always been vocal on issues plaguing the film industry and the country as well. She speaks her mind and minces no words in taking bigwigs head on. The recent outburst of #MeToo moments of celebrities and commoners alike, spanning across the national spectrum, has been one of the most talked about issue of the year yet.
Ranaut has questioned why celebrities like Shabana Azmi, Karan Johar and others of the ilk are not coming out with their #MeToo stories. Why are they not shaming and talking about the predators?
The actress in a recent media interaction said, “Where are people like Karan Johar, Shabana Azmi, they should also come out and talk”.
“Karan Johar always has views about gym looks, airport looks, he tweets ten times about it, what about this?” she questioned.
“I have taken a strong stand. When I was seventeen I had lodged an FIR,” she said.
“There are women who need to be empowered and there are women who are very strong. But, my point is, where is Shabana Azmiji, why isn’t she sharing her #MeToo experience,” she said emphatically.
Talking about Koffee With Karan season 6’s latest promo, she quipped, “Again those frivolous talks have been going on. This one is sleeping with this one, that one is sleeping with. You know making girls look like Barbie dolls”.
“Honestly, it’s funny, it’s just been about gossiping about some select people sleeping with each other. It can’t be just that, we need to grow up and it’s high time that we do,” she said.
Kangana Vs Shabana
Ranaut has earlier crossed swords with Shabana Azmi, as she had refused to sign a petition ‘save deepika’ campaign started by Azmi. Saying that she completely supports Padukone in the Padmavat controversy, she had said Azmi’s ‘left wing v/s right wing’ politics stopped her from signing it.
Ranaut had also accused Azmi of character assassination during her personal battle with Hrithik Roshan.
During her famous interview in Rajat Sharma’s Aap Ki Adalat show, Ranaut had hinted at Shabana, mentioning her as a writer’s wife, threatening her over the Hrithik matter. Kangana had not named Azmi then. “She threatened me saying I am messing with such influential and rich people. She said, ‘They (Roshans) know people from the foreign ministry and they can put you in jail.” Notably, Shabana has family relations with Sajid Khan through Farhan Akhtar. Farhan and Sajid are cousins.