Why Bollywood Loves To Hate Kangana Ranaut?
STARDUST US EDITION|August 2018

More and more people from the industry are jumping on to the Hate Kangana Ranaut bandwagon so much so that not too many people want to work with her anymore. Has her enormous ego and motor-mouth caused Kanganas career to plunge down to the point of no return? Is this the end of the road for this talented performer? Sumita Chakraborty finds out

Sumita Chakraborty

“People hate me because I’m brilliant at my work?” Insists Kangana Ranaut in one of her interviews. …Perhaps true because more and more people from the industry are saying an emphatic “NO” to working with Kangana. Which is strange because nobody can deny that the actress is a powerhouse performer. But the reason, they say, lies in her ‘oversized’ ego that threatens to shatter her career completely.

According to people in the know, “Kangana thrives on the badass image and loves creating controversies. She enjoys making people especially the bigger stars squirm. And the reason behind her last few films taking a nosedive is more because of the bad blood she has garnered.”

Let’s spotlight the people in the ‘Kangana hate club’ and the reasons behind why she is being ostracised by the who’s who of Tinsel Town.

The Mother of All Battles

The battle lines were drawn and both Hrithik Roshan and Kangna fought bitterly till the end. There was much blood, gore and mud-slinging, and definitely, a lot of dirty linen washed in public. Much has been spoken about the biggest battle in Bollywood between Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut. Reams of ink and print has been wasted on nasty accusations amongst which glaringly highlighted is of how Hrithik had romantically proposed to Kangana in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris – something that has been proved completely erroneous after Hrithik Roshan’s passport proved that he was very much in Mumbai city during that period. Things veered from bad to ugly especially during the promotions of Kangana’s film Simran where Kangana milked the entire fracas to the ‘T’ until someone as peace-loving as director Farah Khan took up cudgels for Hrithik by stating, “I don’t want to take anyone’s name, I don’t want to get caught in between. But every time you are playing a woman’s card. For me, feminism is equality.”

Farhan Akhtar even tweeted his support for Hrithik by stating: “Although it is true that in most cases it is a woman that has been wronged, there is a difference between ‘most’ and ‘all’. However few and rare they may be, there have been cases where men have been stalked, harassed and falsely accused...

“…The reason I felt the need to say this is that it is apparent that some people have already jumped to conclusions while some are deriving some sort of voyeuristic pleasure by encouraging the woman to carry on speaking. This is being done without a second’s pause to consider the effect her words will have on the person, his family or his children. As great as all of it may be for TRP, it’s in terrible taste.”

.. Shabani Azmi too spoke out in Hrithik’s favour which only incited Kangana to the extent that when Shabana was garnering support for Deepika Padukone during the Padmaavat controversy. Kangana refused to sign Shabana’s letter of support for Deepika by citing this as a reason. So in her bid to make Hrithik the villain, Kangana drew swords with all the others.

One-Upmanship .

Thankfully, the bitter ‘free for all’ battle calmed down after several months of terrible damage. Hrithik and Kangana then went on their separate paths promising ‘ne’er the twain shall meet’. But was it just the calm before the storm?

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