‘No­body talks about my teasers, trail­ers’

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KAN­GANA Ra­naut has never shied away from speak­ing her mind, even it means rub­bing the high and mighty of Bol­ly­wood the wrong way. Her much­pub­li­cised fights have been the sub­ject of in­nu­mer­able gos­sip col­umns.

Now, Kan­gana hit out at Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Son­akshi Sinha and other ac­tresses for giv­ing her the cold shoul­der. In an in­ter­view with a lead­ing pub­li­ca­tion, she said that while she show­ers praise on her con­tem­po­raries for de­liv­er­ing great per­for­mances, they choose to ig­nore her ex­is­tence.

“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. I don’t get threat­ened,” she said.

“Why don’t I see same sort of...why is ev­ery­one like, ‘Oh, oh, oh she doesn’t ex­ist?” Why is that go­ing on? I ex­ist. My film has crossed mil­lions and mil­lions of views and it is one of the most promis­ing films of this year. So when they pre­tend I don't ex­ist...no­body ever talks about my teasers or trail­ers,” the Queen ac­tress added.

One should ac­knowl­edge good work, says Kan­gana

Kan­gana said that while it is not nec­es­sary to “come out of each other’s a**”, one should ac­knowl­edge good work. “When I saw Raazi, I praised it. I didn’t think whose film it is. It is a film. That is it. It doesn’t be­long to an in­di­vid­ual, it be­longs to a so­ci­ety. I don’t see a film and think, ‘Oh, this per­son’s film so maybe I shouldn’t look at that side’ or some­thing like that. I don’t feel like that,” she said.

Cur­rently, Kan­gana is await­ing the re­lease of her am­bi­tious pe­riod drama, Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, in which she will por­tray famed war­rior queen Rani Laxmibai. The film, which marks the de­but of tele­vi­sion ac­tress Ankita Lokhande, will hit the the­atres on Jan­uary 25.

In­dia To­day TV

Kan­gana Ra­naut, ac­tor.

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