A few days after Karan Johar accused Kangana Ranaut of ‘playing the woman card’, the actress has now responded to Johar’s remarks in an interview with Mumbai Mirror.
Kangana, who had appeared on an episode of Koffee With Karan Season 5, along with her Rangoon co-star Saif Ali Khan, had called Karan a “snooty flag-bearer of nepotism” on the show. Although Karan had laughed it off then, he did not mince words during a conference with film-critic Anupama Chopra. He’d suggested that the actress “leave the industry if it was so bad”.
The Queen actress though, did not back down. In the interview with Mumbai Mirror, she simply asserted that she was playing the ‘badass card’ on his show, and not the ‘woman card’ or the ‘victim card’.
- “I’m also at a loss to understand how he gave me a platform by inviting me to be on his show. I’ve been on several platforms before with several global icons. To say he helped me voice my opinions is to discredit me as an artiste and a public personality.
- I’m also a little surprised at the “graciousness” he says he displayed in choosing to not edit the jousty bits on the show. While I’d have blacklisted the channel if something like that had happened, let’s also remember that a channel wants TRPs, and he is just a paid host.
- 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.”