EXCLUSIVE: Zoya Akhtar on Kangana Ranaut’s 'unsupportive Bollywood' statement: Don’t understand her accusation

Gully Boy director Zoya Akhtar reacts to Kangana Ranaut's statement on how Bollywood never stood up for her during the release of her films.
Zoya Akhtar on Kangana Ranaut’s statements of Bollywood not supporting her: I don’t understand her accusationsZoya Akhtar on Kangana Ranaut’s statements of Bollywood not supporting her: I don’t understand her accusations
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Queen actress Kangana Ranaut stirred controversy recently over her statement on how Bollywood never stood up for her. The actress, who is currently riding high on the success of her recently released film Manikarnika, spoke to Pinkvilla about how nobody supported her work. The Tanu Weds Manu actress named Aamir Khan and Alia Bhatt as well for how even they didn't praise her film Manikarnika. Recently, Gully Boy director Zoya Akhtar in a conversation with us spoke about the controversy. 

Kangana spoke about how her contemporaries have sent her trailers of their upcoming films but when it was about her film's release, nobody spoke. Zoya, in an exclusive interview with Pinkvilla, reacted to Kangana's comment on B-town celebs not being for her during the release of her films. The Gully Boy director said, "Of course people appreciate her work...I don't understand her accusations, I'm sorry." 

In an EXCLUSIVE interview with Pinkvilla, Kangana Ranaut had said, "In 2014, I don't think all the accolades were for me, it was for Phantom who was coming up and there were having screenings after screenings for people of Vikas and Anurag Kashyap. They had a lot of friends, so they used to come. I have always been absolutely ignored. After Tanu Weds Manu also I have had so many trials, they would just not come. But when it comes to them, they call me shamelessly, I even sort of cancel my shoots and make sure I attend them. Now, I have stopped because it's getting too much." 

WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE: 

Kangana was bestowed with National Film Awards for her performance as Rani in Queen. Many celebrities praised her performance and in fact, she even got a handwritten note from megastar Amitabh Bachchan. 

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Manikarnika is a huge hit so nepo aunty joya is feeling jealous.

I respect Kangana because she is brave, I do not understand the people who say that with these acts she loses respect, on the contrary her courage is something admirable and she makes others realize how the BW mafia drops her mask of hypocrisy.

if kangana just sticks to THE RULES IMPOSED by these movie mobsters, she would be one of the most. as deepika alia, etc

They don't have time to gang against KR as they are too busy making movies, working and family.

Manikarnila did not even make as much money as Raazi or Tanu weds Manu.

Like someone here said Kangana needed to play the game. If she was smart she would’ve gone along with BW and continued to do well. She should’ve used her energy to help those that oherwise wouldn’t have made it (people like her who come to MUmbai with dreams but no connections). People would’ve had more respect for her and she would’ve been a force to reckon with. With her accusations about being the victim of bullying all the time all she’s doing king is singling herself out. If she want she respect she has to do something to get it, so far all she’s done isn’t is or herself. It’s when she does something for another (someone completely unconnected to her) that people will look at her differently. Unfortunately her narcissism doesn’t a allow her to see that anyone else could be just as good as her and nor would she want another to take the spotlight from her, as was visible in Manikarnika. It’s so unfortunate.

Like someone here said Kangana needed to play the game. If she was smart she would’ve gone along with BW and continued to do well. She should’ve used her energy to help those that oherwise wouldn’t have made it (people like her who come to MUmbai with dreams but no connections). People would’ve had more respect for her and she would’ve been a force to reckon with. With her accusations about being the victim of bullying all the time all she’s doing king is singling herself out. If she want she respect she has to do something to get it, so far all she’s done isn’t is or herself. It’s when she does something for another (someone completely unconnected to her) that people will look at her differently. Unfortunately her narcissism doesn’t a allow her to see that anyone else could be just as good as her and nor would she want another to take the spotlight from her, as was visible in Manikarnika.

I don‘t even wanna see the movie. I can tell by the trailer that it‘s poorly made. Even my sister who's not really into hindi movies and only watches them occasionally said to me that the trailer looks like an exact copy of Bajirao Mastani, which was my first thought also. It really looks like a mix of BM (hopping onto the elefant, the war cry, the music, how she talks, walking onto the flower on the floor like Kashi, practicing with her sword like Mastani and much more) and Jodha Akbar (the swird fight which happens EXACTLY the way Jodha fights with her brother or cousin, whoever that was). There are movies who have the same storie, but look so different you wouldn‘t even know it‘s the same story and then there‘s manikarnika, which has a whole different story but looks like an exact copy. Bullshit.

Of course Zoya will deny it. She's part of the establishment, the breeding ground of Nepotism which has been so detrimental to the advancement of Indian cinema and all the talented young Indians who don't get a chance because of mediocre average looking star kids who are given all the never ending opportunities . Abhishek Bachchan gave 24 flops because he kept getting roles. Can you imagine outsider getting another chance after giving a flop . ...of course that is if the outsider gets the chance in the first place.
KanganaRevolution is here and now the word nepotism is haunting these super entitled pseudo intellectuals like Zoya Akhtar.
With Gully Boy, she is appropriating and making profit from the real stories of gully boys who made it big on their own.

When DP did praise Kangana she reacted badly. There are so many underappreciated stars who are very talented but are nowhere near their superstar counterparts in fame or money. Kangana is very much admired for her craft ,her problem is making personal childishly vindictive attacks on other stars so everyone avoids her.When has she or her dear sister ever praised some commercial actresses' work anyway ???? Praise can't be demanded ,it must come on it's own when u are so good that they can't ignore you.

Alia requested get to watch her raazi trailer, she reached out to her. Aamir khan reached out to her. They invited her to their movies premiers or whatever but did she do that? Did she requested them? Did she invite them to screening? Maybe she should start by asking and then complaint. Alia is busy shooting so she can't jus drop that off for somebody who didn't even requested or held a screening for her. Kangana needs to calm down and act like a mature person. Maybe she should hire a better manager and let her sister go on a vacation. They are both aggressive and immature. They need better guidance. Bollywood is a business and she can't force producers to spend it on her. Maybe ppl like kjo feel more comfortable spending it on star kids, he has seen those kids once their birth. Hes a business man plus who would want to work weith drama queens. She's an awesome actress but she needs a better PR team. Shes too quick to react to everything. She pick fights and when they fight back she plays the victim. She blames everyone but herself. She's good at making enemies than friends

zoya is right. you can’t force people to watch a film just because it’s in a well known freedom fighter. Rani lazmi bai deserves better than a frustrated narcissist

Kangana n her sister belong in Zoo or Circus. Kudh ke costars n director ko respect nahi karti aur dusron se respect chahiye. Usko maa baap kudh un do baand se pareshaan hai

I don't blame anyone who doesn't want to talk about her. She is pure TROUBLE.

People stay away from crazy that's all.

Exactly. What are all these accusations about? She has been whining abt promoting Jhansi ki Rani as a legendary historical figure..cmmon, everyone knows tht she is making money frm the movie and also reviving her career. U want others to help u in earning money, atleast respect them! Lying upfront and accusing others for selfish reasons..what is wrong with Kangana?

Kangana is never going to get any recognition if she continues her behavior. Ayushmann, Karthik were all ignored by Karan's camp until they couldn't ignore them anymore. Their movies started doing good, they were being praised every where. You got to play the game Kangana, you will never win or else. Just standing on the side and criticizing everyone and whining about people not respecting you is not going to get you any where.

Whats her thoughts on Sajid controversy? She will dodge that question. Fake feminist Director

Yes, Zoya should understand that Kangna makes her bread an butter in Mars. Bollywood is "They" and not the planet Mars. Obviously, she wants to be friends with Kjo and his friends so she can send her nudes to all the affluent ones and stay in the limelight. If Zoya didn't get this then she should tell us what does she think about Sajjid, Majid, Pajid, kajid, tony the dog and peepee the cat.

She also had no idea about SAJID like her brother Farhan. Pagal Samjha hai!

She also had no idea about SAJID like her brother Farhan. Pagal Samjha hai!

Respect goes both ways something liar kangana can't understand.

After trying every trick in the book like fake controversy karni serna, fake reviews by bots, paying fake critics like krk etc still liar kangan's manikarnika failed at the box office.

Kangana and her sister need to shut up!! She used to be my favorite actress, she still is a great one, but she is a horrible human being. If things do not go her way, she cries foul. You cannot disrespect an industry that has given you bread and butter, and then turn around and demand for respect!! Please! It does not work that way, anywhere! Love, adulation, respect is mutual, should not be demanded. I don’t understand Kangana either and there is really no need to!!!

No Sane or Self respecting person will like to be remotely associated with someone like Kangana.

Zoya is Karans bff. Can we expect an unbiased answer from her?

This is like high school. Seems K's past behavior has turned everyone off.

Shut up dude.. Everyone have their own battle to be fought. There are lots of actor and actress who are deserving but do not get any good projects. She must be happy that she is in a better place than the unfortunate ones. She may be a good actress but it is undeniable that she and her sister are big drama queens. They are never happy. Always keep digging issues to insult people. Sometimes you got to let go.

Its not about individual battle.. I am sure Kangana would not have raised if its not organised the way it... we cant deny the fact that Bolllywood is like Mafia singling out a person because one did not follow the mediocrity.. thats what needs to be addressed..

Kangana is a very good actress and she has done movies with a substance. Kangana is right Bollywood has blacklisted her, They do not support her movies and her.

Who's this "They" do not support her movies and why is she so stuck up about these "They". Where is she working if it's not Bollywood? Mars?

Her problem is, she talks too much. Been silent doesn’t make you a fool.

Kangana is being ignored by the inner circle of Bollywood, that is clear. All of these people are friends of Hrithik..

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