Kangana Ranaut was a speaker at the Women In Films event at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival where she opened up about the hate she would receive if she’d try to contribute to the movie apart from acting in it. Here’s an excerpt from her talk.
Being an actress when I started contributing to my films, writing dialogues and screenplays, I thought people would find me useful. I can do a lot more than any other actors. I was shocked to see that it was seen as something which is not accepted no matter how much they are benefitting from it. No matter how much they want us to contribute. When I want to contribute to a film because I have a title role, my contribution is seen as interfering. But when a male actor who is this maverick, larger than life person does the same thing which in turn motivated me to do it I was called a ‘bad*** and interfering bitch. As a creative person I find it inspirational. I want to do the same thing and achieve the same status in society. And I think being an actress, the attitude is just the same. People think nice women are the silent ones and smart*** is the one who thinks what is good for her.
Well said Kangana!