With filmmakers calling out Kangana Ranaut, will the Queen be dethroned?
The director of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, Krish Jagarlamudi opened up about the controversy surrounding the film. Following this, writer Apurva Asrani and director Hansal Mehta,too, shared their experience working with Kangana Ranaut on the film Simran.
Actress Kangana Ranaut has a habit of courting controversies, especially around the times her films are getting released. Her latest work in Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi has been much appreciated. However, the controversies surrounding the film that emerged in September of 2018 refuse to die down. Before the release of the teaser of the film in October, there were reports of the makers needing to reshoot certain parts of the film. However, the director Krish Jagarlamudi had to walk out as he had to shoot another project. Under these circumstances, Kangana Ranaut took over as the director of the film. Following this, actor Sonu Sood also walked out of the film.
In the trailer of the film, Krish’s name appears before Kangana's in the direction credits. But in the film, Kangana’s name precedes Krish's. Now, post the film's release, director Krish has opened up about the controversies that emerged before the release. In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, the director said that he had completed the shoot of the film and submitted the copy in July. When reshooting the film, Krish had asked Kangana to send him the scenes. But after sending the first two scenes, Ranaut allegedly never sent the other scenes to Krish.
There were reports floating around that Kangana Ranaut had claimed she shot 70% of the film. However, Krish denied these claims and said that she shot around 30-35% of the film only. He also said that when he tried to contact her about the credits, she said that it was other people who were forcing her to take the credit.
After Krish broke his silence on his trouble with Kangana Ranaut, writer Apurva Asrani who had worked with the actress in the film Simran too shared his experience of working with her. Hansal Mehta -- who was the director of the film -- also made his emotions clear about the process of filming Simran, by calling it a painful chapter of his life.
Filmmakers Bejoy Nambiar, Pooja Bhatt, and Vikram Bhatt have also commented on the matter. With such an outburst from filmmakers, netizens are bound to flood social media with their views on the matter. A number of people seem to be standing by Kangana Ranaut as she is a self-made actress and it feels like the industry is intentionally targeting her; others are saddened by the revelations.
Here’s a look at what the netizens are saying about the whole matter: