BOLLYWOOD: Kangana Ranaut attended an award ceremony today and spoke to the media about speaking out against Shabana Azmi and not signing Deepika Bachao petition.
When asked if she had received support from the industry, she said, “I don’t need anybody’s support. We all need to stick together and we all need to whether individually or together, if we can, whatever we can do , in our capacity to support our colleagues, collectively or individually, all our support is with our colleagues”
Kangana had earlier revealed, “I was filming Manikarnika in Jodhpur when I got a call from dear friend Anushka Sharma to sign the petition written by Ms. Shabana Azmi. I explained to her that Deepika Padukone has all my support but I am a bit wary of Shabana Azmi’s investment in left-wing Vs right-wing politics. I have my own set of ideas and opinions about the current situation in our country.
I am on the fence about many things and being a part of a feminist movement called Deepika Bachao led by someone who character assassinated me when I was bullied by influential men, seems to be one of them. Anushka understood but I am glad they reached out to me like I said Deepika has all my support I am an individual perfectly capable of supporting who I like without anyone’s support.”
A source also revealed to a leading daily that Kangana not signing Deepika Bachao petition has something to do with Javed Akhtar. The source said, “Kangana not supporting Shabana Azmi’s petition for Deepika has its roots in a phone call that she received from Javed Akhtar when she was in the midst of her rant against the Roshans during the promotion of her film Simran. Javed saab called up Kangana to counsel her against her non-stop tirade. He told her that she should not antagonise such influential people as it would take a toll on her career and that there are more private and legal ways of sorting out her differences with the Roshans.”