Kangana Ranaut has reached Mumbai, much to the consternation of certain politicians who called her an unflattering name. While the support for the tirelessly aggressive actress from political factions including Karni Seva (who generally protest against, and not support Bollywood) is widespread, Kangana’s own film fraternity doesn’t intend to show any solidarity for the actress.
“Why should we show any support for her when her actions show her to be motivated by nothing except self-promotion? When Sanjay Raut called her by an abusive name I refused to react. No one in the film industry wants to get into this. I don’t trust the right-wing narrative. They don’t raise their voices when their politicians are accused of rape. This is just an excuse to create more publicity for Ranaut,” says a politically aware actress, very active on social media.
Barring Ronnie Screwvala of RSVP films, not a single banner, big or small has signed Kangana. There is zero interest in working with the actress. Where does this leave Kangana? She will produce her own films, of course. That apart she may gradually move away from cinema to an active political career. The BJP, I am told , is eager to have her on board.
“But Kanganaji is not agreeable at the moment. We are willing to wait,” a BJP politician tells me.
Kanganaji, we hear, has had feelers from the Congress as well.