Kangana Ranaut
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Kangana Ranaut has always been the one to speak her mind. Nothing stops the sassy lady from speaking her mind. And why shouldn’t she? It is a free world out there. Right from taking on Hrithik Roshan to Karan Johar, Kangana managed to do the unthinkable. Taking on the men in Bollywood, especially someone as revered as Hrithik Roshan and show his ugly side. Whether his wife chooses to side with him or Karan’s mentees join him in passing snide remarks on Kangana, it has certainly given a voice and hopes to actresses. But having said all that, why are fans losing interest?

This has become really boring and been given way too coverage and weight in the media. Whether ‘Simran’ works or not, the conversations on ‘nepotism’ and ‘feminism’ shouldn’t stop

For starters, people have begun to think that this could be a promotional strategy for her film ‘Simran’ which was on the brink of release. The movie has opened to lukewarm response from the audiences and some of the industry even seems to be enjoying this feat. The audiences have seen a number of people from the National award-winning actress’s past speak up about her alleged errant behavior. Right from Aditya Pancholi to Shekhar Suman, Adhyayan Suman, Apurva Mehta to name a few!

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But what is really bothering us is how the key issues of  ‘nepotism’, ‘feminism’ ‘pay disparity’ have been diluted in this slander fest. Everyone out there is only interested in making a villain or a hero out of Kangana Ranaut. But the issues still lie at hand. Yes, ‘Nepotism’ is an issue, where we see a number of star kids been given umpteen chances to prove themselves, yet outsiders being shown the door after one flop. Pay disparity is an issue addressed by even some of the leading Hollywood actresses.

Of that of toxic masculinity, which is evident in the ways actors treat the female characters in the film and how their fans emulate the same behavior with the women around them

Another issue at hand is also forgotten- Do we stop celebrating artistic felicities of celebrities who have been accused of violence and sexual crimes? These issues have lost, with everyone and their uncle having an opinion on ‘Kangana Ranaut’. Ex-lovers or not, Kangana took on the high and mighty in the film industry, but what she did was to try and settle petty scores. There were larger issues at hand and Ranaut had several chances and platforms to speak about it.

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What is really bothering us is how the key issues of  ‘nepotism’, ‘feminism’ ‘pay disparity’ have been diluted in this slander fest. Everyone out there is only interested in making a villain or a hero out of Kangana Ranaut

Is the film industry sexist? Yes, it is. Is it misogynist? Yes, it is. Superstar culture has ruined several careers of talented actors and actresses. This year 2017, however, was an eye-opener, when films only with good and sensible content made it big. The audiences supported sensible films over masala mass entertainers. There was another issue. Of that of toxic masculinity, which is evident in the ways actors treat the female characters in the film and how their fans emulate the same behavior with the women around them.

Kangana, had the baton in her hand, the power of the pen and the huge number of followers who supported her. But sadly, in the end, real issues got digressed and the media has used a tool to settle petty scores. For some of us, this has become really boring and been given way too coverage and weight in the media. Whether ‘Simran’ works or not, the conversations on ‘nepotism’ and ‘feminism’ shouldn’t stop. The ones on vile gossip can take a hike.

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