India February 11(IM): Kangana Ranaut, who is currently basking in the success of her latest release 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi', recently called out the Hindi film industry for failing to acknowledge her work. She slammed Aamir Khan and Alia Bhatt for not answering her calls and not showing support to her film.
Recently, Anupam Kher came out in her support and called her a rockstar. Now, Tanushree Dutta, who spearheaded the Me Too movement in India, has written an open letter to Kangana lauding her work and strength.
"Kangana Ranaut is a bonafide A++ list actress. Why the extra plus? Because she is the only one who made it to the top of her game in Bollywood without the nagging support and recommendation of A-list male stars, without a high profile surname or an unrealistically perfect, pure and pious facade that most Bollywood actresses seem to wear on and off screen. Besides being a powerhouse performer she has truly set an example of someone who has made a unique and celebrated place for herself in an industry tough to conquer for an outsider. This Damsel has truly made it all the way despite all the distress; leaving the frat boys club of Bollywood and their dames twiddling their thumbs in abject contempt for her success.
Kangana, they don't support you because they are cand their brawny thick muscle brains can't seem to figure out for the love of sweet bejesus how on earth you made it this far without them!! They think they are Gods and it's blasphemy to acknowledge that you shouldered a multimillion dollar film on your own. With Manikarnika's success you have hit them on their softest spot and it will take them some time to recover. They will come around eventually...they have to or else they run the risk of being irrelevant.
I haven't seen the film yet but my friends in the US recommended me to watch it asap so, perhaps, I will soon. My parents saw it on opening week and they are all praises, especially for your performance in it. Keep up the good work and keep being you!!
Tanushree, who recently returned to the US, has been invited by the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts to speak at one of its flagship events.