In a recent television interview with NDTV, Sonam Kapoor said the spat between filmmaker Karan Johar and actress Kangana Ranaut made for “great bathroom reading” and was entertaining.
“I find it very entertaining. It’s mud-slinging of the worst kind. I find Kangana very entertaining and that’s about it. I don’t want to comment on something that looks opportunistic. I believe you are a feminist when you build other people, especially women. I respect her career choices till now,” she said, before adding that while she enjoys the issue, she tends to only give her opinion on relevant things.
“I made a choice to not indulge in mud-slinging. I felt that if I had to be opinionated, it has to be for something relevant. I find having a public spat to be very distasteful. I am very close to Karan. He has taken me only in one film, nine years back. If he was a flag bearer, he wouldn’t have launched 12 directors. Both of them are right in their own way,” she said.
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The spat between Karan and Kangana got widespread attention when the actress accused him of being a “snooty flagbearer of nepotism” in Bollywood on his show Koffee With Karan. Although Karan had laughed it off then, subsequently during a conference with film-critic Anupama Chopra, he said that the Kangana should “leave the industry if it was so bad”.
Kangana, in return, said that she was playing the “badass card” on his show, not the “woman card” or the “victim card”.
“The Indian film industry is not a small studio given to Karan by his father when he was in his early 20s. That is just a small molecule. The industry belongs to every Indian and is highly recommended for outsiders like me whose parents were too poor to give me a formal training. I learnt on the job and got paid for it, using the money to educate myself in New York. He is nobody to tell me to leave it. I’m definitely not going anywhere, Mr Johar,” she told Mumbai Mirror.