It’s not easy to be Kangana Ranaut. Ask the Manikarnika actress, who does not shy away from speaking her mind at the cost of burning bridges with the high and mighty of Bollywood. The actress shoots from her mouth and will spare nobody who has wronged her. Is Kangana unaffected by her controversial remarks? Well, according to the actress’ own admission in 2017, after the nepotism debate that she brought up on Koffee With Karan and her big battle with Hrithik Roshan, being bold has cost her a lot. After these episodes, she was quoted saying, “The offers haven’t slowed but my commercial viability has been affected. The endorsements are fewer, my earnings are down”.
As a result, Kangana had to delay her plans to start a production house of her own. However, if one thought that the Queen actress would mellow down then they were absolutely wrong. In fact, in the same interview, the actress also said, “I don’t want my life to become a cautionary tale but an inspiration for young girls and for that I will survive and succeed.” Her candidness may have cost her even if not heavily, but Kangana will not stay mum. In fact, she continues to battle it out in Bollywood.
#Aamir Khan – Alia Bhatt on Kangana’s radar: Kangana Ranaut is mighty pissed with Aamir Khan with whom she shares a cordial relationship. Like Mr Perfectionist, Kangana too had quit award shows. However, looks like she has a bone to pick with the Dangal hero now. And it’s not just AK, Alia Bhatt has also miffed Kangana. In a recent interview, the actress took on Alia and said, “These girls send me their trailers; like Alia sent me the trailer of Raazi and said, ‘Please watch it’. For me, it was not a Karan Johar film or Alia film, for me, it was a film on Sehmat Khan, the girl who has given her everything to the country.”
She also did not spare her friend Aamir, “When Aamir called me for Dangal, Secret Superstar, I went all the way to Ambani's house. Dangal, for me, was a film about women empowerment. But they don't have time for any of my trailers.” We hope that AK has a good enough reason or explanation to pacify his buddy.
#Karan Johar – The flagbearer of nepotism: Karan Johar often gets trolled online and has admitted that the N-word continues to haunt him. Well, it was Kangana Ranaut who kicked up a storm in a Koffee cup when she went on KJo’s chat show and accused the Dharma head honcho of only backing the starkids. Kangana had said, “In my biopic, if it is ever made, you will play this stereotypical Bollywood biggie who is very snooty and completely intolerant to outsiders and flag bearer of nepotism, the movie mafia. You will have a huge part to play in my biopic. I like the antagonist in you in my biopic.”
That was not the only dig the Tanu Weds Manu actress took at Karan because she accused the filmmaker of giving her unnecessary attitude and talked about the differential treatment and mockery when he praised her, “I am happy to hear this from you as well. You have been the driving force in my life. If it wasn't for all the rejections and mocking, I wouldn't have been here. Karan, you made fun of my English on this couch. But I haven't held this against you. Somewhere, these things drive you. I am not trying to fit in.”
#Kangana-Hrithik’s big fight: Kangana Ranaut’s ambiguous 'silly ex' comment will go down in the history as it was the beginning of the biggest fight we have ever witnessed in Bollywood. What unfolded next was unheard of in Bollywood. The newly single Hrithik’s clean image did take a beating when Kangana leaked some of the intimate emails, which the Super 30 actor denied ever writing. The two stars battled it out in the court and this news became fodder for gossip for many many months.
#The shocking Kangana-Ajay Devgn affair: In an explosive interview, Kangana Ranaut had revealed how she and a married Ajay Devgn were involved. The actress’ Stardust magazine cover story titled – “The Affair, The Break-Up, The Aftermath” did create quite a storm in Bollywood. Kangana in her interview to the mag did admit that “getting involved with a married man was a mistake”.
#The Manikarnika battle off the field: Kangan did end up getting the director’s credits for Manikarnika. However, the actress seemed to have had a massive fallout with her director Krish prior to the film’s release and the war of words continued even post the movie hit theatres. It was not just Krish, the actress was mighty pissed with actor Sonu Sood too for walking out of the movie in the nth hour. Sood and Krish suggested that the actor’s role was chopped by Kangana. According to the actress, Sonu had “vehemently denied to work under a woman director”, while the Simmba actor accused Kangana of playing the “woman card and victim card” again and again.
Apart from this, the actress had a widely reported cold war with Deepika Padukone. There were also Aditya Pancholi, Shekhar Suman and Adhyayan Suman episodes for which Kangana grabbed headlines.