Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut is undoubtedly one of the feistiest actresses we have in Bollywood. She’s brutally honest and doesn’t hesitate to voice her opinion on matters that might land her in trouble. Case in point here: The nepotism controversy, which all started when she accused Karan Johar of being the flag-bearer of nepotism in Bollywood. The comment didn’t go down too well with him and there was a lot mudslinging between the two. Karan even went on say that if Kangana doesn’t like how it is and if she has that much of a problem, she can leave.

That one episode brought the topic of nepotism to the fore. Everyone from Shah Rukh Khan to Vidya Balan gave their two cents on the matter. While star kids continue to say that they have an enormous amount of pressure on them (which is true), Ranbir Kapoor agreed to the fact that he’s a product of nepotism. The important thing happening here is that people are now coming forward and talking about privilege, some even acknowledging it – something which was previously ignored.

At the recently held trailer launch of Simran, Kangana was asked how she feels about all the controversies she’s been embroiled in. Here’s what she said,

My journey has been quite different. While flying to Mumbai for the conference, I was thinking about all sorts of questions that would be asked to me here. So, I thought that has my journey really been unusual or is it only me who thinks that way? But the one aspect that is striking about it is that I have to fight for everything in life, even the smallest of the things. I get things only after I fight for them. Now, I don’t know why it happens. Maybe it is my destiny but I have made peace with it. It has become the norm of my life so I don’t have a problem with that. A lot of you might think, ‘to be or not to be’ but it’s okay or like you guys use the word rebel, ladaku. I don’t take offence to that. It is good how it is. but it is okay. But I will take what is mine, be it by fighting or any other means.

But we love the rebel that you are, Kangana! More power to you. 🙂 PS – If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, check it out here.