Kangana Ranaut launches attack on Bollywood ‘male chauvinism’ after criticism from Karan Johar

So-called Queen of Bollywood responds to claims that she uses the 'victim' card and should consider quitting acting

Thursday 09 March 2017 15:05
Indian Bollywood film actress Kangana Ranaut
Indian Bollywood film actress Kangana Ranaut

Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut has launched an attack on “male chauvinism” after she was criticised by film director Karan Johar.

The so-called Queen of Bollywood has responded to claims by Johar that she uses the “victim” and “woman” card and should quit acting if she has so many issues.

Johar made the comments as a response to Ranaut claiming he was the “snooty flag-bearer of nepotism” on his chat show.

“What is important to understand is that we are not fighting people, we are fighting a mentality. I am not fighting Karan Johar, I am fighting male chauvinism,” Ranaut told the Mumbai Mirror.

“…He is nobody to tell me to leave it. I’m definitely not going anywhere, Mr Johar.”

Renaut has won three National Film Awards, arguably the most prominent film award in India, and is considered to be one the biggest starts in the industry.

In her response she also suggested Johar should think about his daughter.

“..Now that Karan is the father of a little daughter he should provide her with all these cards, the `woman card’ and the `victim card’, as also the `self-made-independent-woman card’, and the `badass card’ that I flashed on his show,” she added.

Johar directed the blockbuster hits Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham and hosts his own talk show, Koffee with Karan.

He is considered to be one of the most influential figures in Bollywood.

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