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Kangana Ranaut recently made her apperance on Koffee with Karan and called him the flag-bearer of nepotism in Bollywood. Nepotism is the practice among those with power or influence of favouring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs. Kangana may have been upset that Karan Johar never offered her a role in his movies and we don't blame her for that.
'She deserves all the national awards, but I'm done with Kangana playing the victim card...' @karanjohar #KaranJohar pic.twitter.com/85SyK1EZr0— Neha Bhatt (@iAmNehaBhatt) March 5, 2017
While Karan, back then, chose to keep calm in order to maintain the sanctity of the show, he was recently asked how he truly felt about the allegations put on his by the 'Queen' actress. To this, the filmmaker said, "She was my guest and I had to hear what she said. She has the right to have an opinion but when she says 'flag bearer of nepotism', what I want to say is I don't think she has understood the entirety of that statement because what is nepotism? Am I working with my son, daughter or nephew? What about those 15 filmmakers who are not from the film industry? No one will talk about Tarun Mansukhani, Shakun Batra, Shashank Khaitan or a Punit Malhotra, who is a costume designer's nephew, who came from no film background. You give these people a film career and I think that is the reverse of nepotism but that of course one would not get credit for. As far as actors are concerned, I have launched just two of them i.e. Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. Sidharth Malhotra was just 1/3rd of them and had nothing to do with the movies. So I really didn't get what she meant."
He further added, "What does she mean by 'movie mafia'? What does she think we are doing? Sitting here and not giving her work? Is that what makes us mafia? We do that by our choice. I do that because maybe I am not interested in working with Kangana and that does not make me movie mafia, it makes me a man with an opinion. I appreciate that she had a great perspective and everyone lauded her for coming on my show. People said 'she gave it off to Karan' and I would say of course, but I was gracious enough to keep everything. I cut none of it and I do edit so much of stuff from the show. I was like let the world see her opinion. I gave her the platform to speak and now this is my platform so here I am speaking what I want to. I want to conclude by saying I am done with Kangana playing the woman card and the victim card. You can't be a victim at every point of time who has a sad story to say as to how you have been terrorised by the bad world of industry. If that's the case, leave it."
We all love Kangana Ranaut and not many would appreciate Karan's statement. She is one of the finest actresses that we have in Bollywood and would definitely be great to see our favorite actress work with one of our favorite directors. We do hope Karan does cast her in his movies in future.
Kangana must also learn to play the diplomatic card in Bollywood. Bollywood is one industry where people fool each other by praises and appreciation. Kangana must act smart and play her cards right.