Kangana Ranaut: Bollywood stars endorsing fairness products, today shamelessly stand & say Black Lives Matter

In a recent interview, Kangana Ranaut shared her thoughts about Bollywood celebs supporting protests in the US post George Floyd’s demise and called them out for not speaking on matters closer to home.
Kangana Ranaut: Bollywood stars endorsing fairness products, today shamelessly stand & say Black Lives MatterKangana Ranaut: Bollywood stars endorsing fairness products, today shamelessly stand & say Black Lives Matter
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Over the past few days, Bollywood celebrities have been speaking up on the George Floyd incident in the US. The actors like Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan and others have been extending their support to the trending hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter #BlackoutTuesday. However, amid this, Kangana Ranaut has come out and questioned this in a recent interview with Pinkvilla. The Manikarnika star is known for speaking her mind and recently too, on this matter came out strongly against the celebs. 

Recently in Pinkvilla’s interview, Kangana questioned the silence of celebs on the mob lynching incident of sages and on racism. Later, in an interview with BBC, Kangana said that in the industry, celebs stay mum when incidents like Palghar lynching take place in the country, but go all out to support the socio-economic fabric of the US. She said, "I think it has become fancy somehow to be a part of something which is relevant to the West. But Asian celebrities and actors are very impactful in this part of the country. I don’t know why they’re participating in the socio-political reform of America and a few weeks ago when two sages were killed openly in by a bloodthirsty mob and were handed over by cops themselves, there was not a word from anyone, because I think that would probably resonate with the majoritarian sentiment.”

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Kangana also called out Bollywood stars endorsing fairness products on one hand and then joining to support ‘Black Lives Matter.’ Ranaut also pointed out how racism is deep-rooted that they've even failed to acknowledge that gap.  The Manikarnika star said, “The Indian celebrities they’ve been endorsing all kinds of fairness products and today shamelessly they stand and say black lives matter, I mean how dare they? Our industry even shies away from casting darker actors for characters that are supposed to be fair-skinned. Why is no one asking them about these million-dollar deals that they’ve been doing with all kinds of fairness products and how come suddenly all black lives matter because racism is deep-rooted and when you have commercialised such events that is the lowest humanity can hit.”

Here's Kangana's Ranaut's chat:

Kangana also spoke about how celebrities find it easy to support minorities but will never extend their support towards the majority and probably do not subscribe to the views of conversion.
Talking about this in an interview, Kangana said, “In India, it is much easier to resonate with the minority’s sentiments. This dissent and empathy with the marginalized is all romanticized and their wokeness is very performative. People who are trying to politicise these events and trying to use these for their professional interests is something which is disheartening. We can do so much more being celebrities.”

Seeing this, many people came out in support of Kangana and hailed her thoughts on the matter of Bollywood celebs speaking out on only selective matters and not on issues closer to home. Several users took to social media to share Kangana’s interview with BBC on social media and lauded her for standing up on the issue and questioning Bollywood stars. A user wrote, “Kangana Ranaut Roested Hypocrites, I don’t care what people say but #KanganaRanaut is the realist person in Bollywood. Her growth. Her goals. Her stand. Her views. Her love for her country. Everything are on point. So much respect for her.”

Here are some reactions on Kangana's interview:

Meanwhile, Kangana was in Manali amid the lockdown with her family. She spent her time with them and also helped her sister complete her house decor. On the work front, she is doing J Jayalalithaa’s biopic that is titled Thalaivi. It also stars Arvind Swami as MGR. It was slated to release on June 26, 2020.

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Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Awesome interview with plain speak

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

This...needed to be said, well done Kangana!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

needed to be said........ Kangana, well done ........ Queen of hypocrisy and double standards..... I adore you

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

How should you take someone seriously, who insults everyone as hypocratic, who stands up for a good cause, whether in your own country or abroad, for minorities or for an overall Indian problem. Anything that doesn't comes out of her mouth is hypocritical and anti-nationalist. Her Self -infatuation makes her own a big part of "Bollywoods hypocrisy" . And PS: Face lightening or non-lightening will certainly not solve the everyday violence or the racism in India.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Waaaat? Speaking of seriousness, the comment is seriously messed up.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Well done Kangana, now people abroad are also talking about hypocrisy of Bollywood supporting BLM while endorsing skin whitening!! Im sure you are very happy.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Simple and straightforward take on hypocrisy. Well done girl!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Yes, the sadhu killing did deserve more attention than it did! It was as much a hate crime as Floyd’s death. Good on Kangana to talk about it on a world stage and also about our warped hypocrisy.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Belligerent woman, she is.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Every self made successful woman wears that and more as a badge of honour. Kangana rules head spaces!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Nice interview Kangana. It’s a rage!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

It's good that Kangana is supporting black lives matter ...but in our country there are several migrant workers which require help ... If you really care ..since charity begins at home

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Nice try ? Nobody prescribes her how much she should or should not donate . The matter is - her donations or social activities are praised as honest and pure. All other "Bollywoodies"are disparaged as PR-addicted, money-hungry and hypocritical goldgiggers. I call that a double standard.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

But why is every other Bollywood star who makes a similar effort, donates and takes care of social issues - in contrast to her - hypocritical and PR- addicted ???

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

She is supporting both. She has donated for covid fund. You can’t dictate how should she support. 25 lakhs for covid relief, 10 lakhs for daily wage earners in films. Nice try!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

KR didn't even took names of those bi*ches, yet their "Fans" are crawling out of gutter to hide their insecurities. Apne Idol ko jake samjhao Hypocrisy swad anusar karein!.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Directing a movie about Love doesn't mean you don't need to speak the truth. The world need more human like Kangana because she speaks the truth and is not ashamed of it. She is not a hypocrite ! People are loved when they are fake and hated when they are real what a world !!!! The problems of you Indian is that you like fake people like Disha Priyanka and Sonam who endorsed fairness cream who are very dangerous for women health without thinking of them and the dammages caused by it but only for money and fame. Theses so called actress should be more responsible of what they endorse. Pv post it thanks from France

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

We love you Kangana a hig hug from France. You are the only one who has the gut to speak the truth without fear in this bollywood mafia hypocrisy of actors and actresses. Pv post it thanks

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

For the uninitiated - someone makes a film about love and it's "fake" - Kangana makes one and it's pure truth. Stars donate to Corona and it is hypocritical, unless Kangana does it - it is sacred. Celebrities protest against abuses - they are PR addicted, do it just for fame and money. Kangana rates, judges and condemns everyone and everything and is "selfless" and the only Bollywood star with "guts". I somehow don't understand. But I assume that when Kangana fart it smells of vanilla and sounds more melodic than anything we have ever heard.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

She’s Queen for a reason xoxo

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

this is so true . no matter how people troll u pls do not stop being who u r coz thats rare in today's time. all the actresses - deepika, priyanka, alia, sonam, yami, etc all have done such fairness cream adv. hypocrisy at peak !

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

So does ur essay loser

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Please speak for yourself. Don’t try to play the age old trick by using sonam, deepika, Saif, kareenas name. Anyways the dog vs elephant logic screams of dumbness. Kangana’s interview is great but troublemakers use this to fish in waters. Your essays suck!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Essay writer don’t use others names

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

And these creeps pass on judgements bout everything!sonam was so concerned about the street dogs that were disturbed...but not a single comment about the Kerala elephant incident....and that joker Deepika was everywhere during her promotions for Chapaak...that idiot was bout to collaborate with WHO which half of the nations r planning on boycotting....so much for common sense.and thank God Saif and Kareena never open their mouths...atleast we r spared of that c*p.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Kangana’s views resonate with people outside juhu, Bandra and leuteyans Delhi. She is off course entitled as that but she is also very grounded and her perspectives are real.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Dear essay writer, we know ‘aise’ hi that you are dumb and desperate. Please don’t strain your brain to write terrible illogical write ups against Kangana. Too much strain is bad for your immunity in these times. Chill Maro yaar!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Hahaha

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Seriously! Some comments are embarrassing to even read. Eat almonds, it’s good for grey matter. Kangana spoke simple and she makes sense. You can disagree but spare us the terrible logic and desperate comebacks.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Ahhhaahhahhaha slayed like a boss! Agree all tricks including almost every big Bollywood name, foreign brands, political parties being used to make strange and stranger comments

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Jaadu fans/PR is refering KR boroplus ad as fairness ad when it is in fact of antiseptic cream.The packaging of this specific antiseptic cream advertises deep moisturisation for damage caused by dryness and daily exposure .they should to last to point out when he not only endorses fairness products. All his PR articles and his fan base that day after day promote and celebrate his "Greek God" looks. That is plain racism..

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

but it's also funny to read that ... how many times have Kangana fans heard their white skin praising .. and now she is the only one who is of course completely different. I wonder why it shouldn't be hypocritical. Oh no - SHE only use the cream because of her skin problems !!!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Kangana is right. The companies and stars should stop glorification of white skin. You can be a star here without doing anything if you have lighter skin. Tell me why Soha Ali Khan's daughter is called an angel while same readers mock Aishwarya's and Kajol's kids? Kajol or Aishwarya is a star unlike Soha Ali Khan but their kids face ridiculous comments fans fans. Suhana Khan gets trolled, while Taimur is called India's hearthrob ( he is a kid). We must stop glorification of lighter skin.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Kamlesh Tiwari kiled Ankit Sharma Killed Innocent Sadhus Killed. NO celeb stood for home grown cause

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Kangana is right. But you are using other people’s name for your vendetta.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Exactly!!!Sonam Kapoor who was disturbed about the street dogs being scared was busy cooking for her in-laws n showing off her home to comment about the Sadhus lynching incident.and Deepika who had all the time in the world to open her big ugly mouth regarding the CAA about which that hare brained female knows nothing....absolutely nothing... about was busy cooking for Ranveer Singh and posting the crappiest pix making faces at him..,,I swear I’m Not watching another movie of hers and wat ever brand she endorses will never b in my wardrobe....We need real ppl not hypocrites like these.#Go Kangy.and that toilet paper Sonam had the nerve to comment bout Kangana....

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

People talk about causes that reasonate to them. Just don’t understand why she gets airtime she gets when all she does is criticize others even when they are lending their voice to something right and relevant. Many Indians are inherently racist , some of the comments made on Africans in jest even in our movies & memes are abhorrent. Instead of applauding people marching in right direction for better world , she has to something negative to say.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Love your comment

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Like u said, people are inherently racist here in India. This is the exact issue which Kangana was pointing out in her interview. Don't you think it's time we change our mindset, and actually not laugh at those racist jokes which celebs seem to enjoy cracking in the movies? Also those fairness ads, gosh, the only purpose of such ads is to make brown or black kids feel insecure and uncomfortable in their own skin. These hypocritic celebs need to stop endorsing them.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

The joke is on u...Sussanne.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Maaaathayyyyyy?which planet r u from?

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

You are so up to date sissy, keep crying

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

And now she's gonna 'direct a film about love, faith, unity'. What a joke!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

The statement said that the letter was an “attempt to foist a false narrative with the intention of denigrating the democratic ethos and norms of our collective functioning as a nation and people”. Dismissing the earlier letter, the statement said, “Lynching is a social malady which has to dealt up front, Prime Minister has spoken out against it repeatedly and respective state governments are empowered to take action”. It also alleged that the letter was aimed at “tarnishing India’s international standing” and “negatively portray Prime Minister Modi’s untiring efforts”. Remember this Kangana? Now are you words not tarnishing India's international standing

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Applaud Kangana for calling out hypocrisy

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Kangana is wonderfully articulate and compelling. Love what she said about Hinduism. It does mean she is discussing other religions. She is also right about our double standards and yes-manship to movements created by west. Selective outrage it is..

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Kangana ne sahi bola aur dat kar bola. Wah!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

How is fairness cream and Black lives even connected??? can any one explain pleassseee

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the comment. I do not understand it either.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

when these actresses themselves want to be white and reject their own wheatish complexion they are also the same as those rejecting no whites

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Yeh fir shuru hoo gayi !! Akways talking bad about others . Always targeting, putting people down. Always speaking bad about others. People can support whatever cause they want ! Iske pet mein kaya dard hoo raha hai

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

She did not specify any names, if you had many names in your head, what's her fault? she can call a spade a spade but for people who can't defend their favourite hypocrisy actions, will see it as 'putting others down'.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Ohh! Was waiting for this. After YOU planted names of everyone in showbiz slyly in comments below, you finally wrote what you wanted to - she vs them. This deserves a desperation award! Kangana’s simple interview is not for intelligent people only but you are making it sound like that!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

India is the most racist country. It has systematic and cultural racism and people don't even understand it. Actually, blacks have respect and rights only in western countries. They are not welcome in any part of the world, not even in Africa if that African country is a couple of shades lighter than them.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Enough of going after poor Fairness cream, They don't do anything, but Ms Kangana, every pic and every video clip of your's are filtered out 30 shades fair. Talk about that.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Hehehe hey sonam

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

The PR clan was rehearsing these comments yesterday. Now at it with one dumb comment after the other. Everyday is Sunday do relax! You can’t turn this brilliant interview around with your foolishness.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

She will go on talking about others--she has numerous affairs with white men-Paris is her haunt for... She keeps milking on not doing fairness cream ad-- was she even offered??I am sure she is confusing it with boroline!! Never spoke when a minor community was ceaselessly lynched, she slept with so many people in bollywood to gain foothold and now condemns them. There is defintely a valid reason as to why the whole of Bollywood is against her or wary of her--she is an ingrate and bites the hands that feeds her. Now she is doing everything to stay in news since her chandal sister's account was suspended! But she has to talk bad about others to stay relevant..she posts pictures of the house to show her lifestyle,etc!! She had 2 hits-Queen(and she calls herself queen of bollywood!!) and TWM2. Manikarka barely recovered the cost--that too she creates controversies right before any release to stay in news!! Dunno where she gets money from(of course we know!!) As long as BJP is in power-she will accumulate all she can!!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Whatever these stupid comparisons are for. If it comes to that, Miss- I'm Bollywood's Queen- Ranaut must do much more than other actresses to cover the cost of her recent films.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Hiii Deepika trying to cover up Chapaak r we?and before Ranveer how many did u cover?

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Ridiculous is the word to describe your rant chamchi punnu

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

we know who is financing sasti movies and at what cost. Nice try with long essays but it only shows your desperation.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Hypocrisy is when one talks about supporting and promoting local products while shamelessly flaunting foreign designer brands.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Don’t obfuscate issues, this is not about foreign brands.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Does that mean those with white skin are against blacks? Ridiculous view and there are intellectuals there to support this too?

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

:D your perception of what Kangana said is ironically COLORED by your ineptitude or your prejudice

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Loved this interview. It needed to be said, bravo Kangana

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

I do applaud Kangana for calling out the Btown hypocrites, but they are not the only ones showing selective activism. Why doesn't Kangana say anything when Muslims and Dalits in India are lynched? She cherry-picks the issues she wants to speak out about, as per her convenience. At the end of the day, Btown stars live in a country with no freedom of speech and if they speak out against powerful people, illiterate mobs will arrive at their door. This is the reality for most developing countries so can't completely blame the stars for not being vocal. Countries like US and UK have freedom of speech so people can at least speak out, even against ruling parties, without the fear of consequences.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Get lost to ur own country

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

She did call and say that the lynchings were condemnable. Your agenda is not working.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

so true Anon and why is she sharing non-secular views. Though her comment on fairness cream was spot on!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Exactly! She wont speak on issues which make bjp look bad

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

btown folks who have faced criticism regarding their color should come out with their stories.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

kangana is right...btown folks wnt be able to digest this but they are hypocrites.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Hi Naima, Arzita, Reet, Saurabh, Mohit Raushan, can you and your fellow kangu fans refrain from insulting Tapsee, Deepika and other celebs to defend your idol?

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

A lister?her head n her tail

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

No need to insult Deepika she does on her own wen she opens her cr**py mouth and talks bout stuff she has no clue bout

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Flopsee is name calling :D please don’t include deepika with you she is an a-lister

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Bollywood hypocrisy at its best !!! Bollywood trying to be Hollywood, but forgets Bollywood is in India. Bollywood copies American lifestyle, attire , festivities , social causes without even realizing that it dies not apply to them nor are they aware of the history behind it. I see Bollywood is fascinated with everything American and abandon everything Indian or anything remotely Indian. Why celebrate Thanksgiving and Halloween ? Bollywood should step up to their prejudices, bigotry, colorism , regionalism , casteism and racism . The list goes on. At least Hollywood is involved in social justice. Bollywood should stick to singing and dancing half nude which they are pretty good at !!!!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Kangana is also part of bollywood, dancing half nude

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Did anyone lash out at kareena or take a stand when she called Bips a black cat? No! They cannot take a stand then and now too. what's the use of trying to adopt mannerisms like west when the mindset is still cheap and full of dirt.Like kangana said ' trying to be brit and failing miserably at it' , in this case it's americans.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Is jaadu writing these comments? He would have obvious interest in kareena-Kangana he said she said

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Yes they did even though Kareena NEVER said that and Kareena don’t defend herself from jealous people’s agenda either.! Bipasha herself admitted that she never heard Kareena say that, that she heard about it from a fourth party, lol so stop attacking Kareena because she makes Kangana look bad. You weren’t there either. Obviously it was a vicious attack on Kareena by insecure jealous Bipasha who was insecure of her color and looks before she bought white skin and tons of surgery to look like Kareena

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

i wish she would apologize to bips since this matter has been rasied now..bebo advocating for george floyd on her IG posts makes no sense when she herself has been discrimanatory against fellow colleagues.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

What i admire about kangana,she stands by her words and does not blindly follow the crowd.she is her own person and is not afraid of voicing out because she can talk about any issue, any actor, anything without acting fake like the rest.She also walks the talk, like doing mainly female centric films, not settling for less, losing films which made over 200 crores to losing brands(skin fairness products), rejecting item dance because it looks vulgar and cheap, making a call on national issues.All celebrities have their share of fakeness and hypocrisy but KR also does her maximum best to doing what's right.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

What is right for one person may not be right for another.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Entire bollywood is a hypocrite. What’s new? For money they will promote anything. Kangana even in your ad for Boro Plus “Perfect Touch” cream, there is a scene where it shows skin going from darker to lighter while it’s being promoted as an antiseptic cream. Yes it doesn't say “fair” anywhere but instead it subtly showed.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Sasti is definitely a hypocrite. Stop venting your frustration with entire Bollywood. Kangana has never endorsed a fairness cream, nice try!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

You are trying very hard to show boro plus is a fairness cream but it is not. Anything that has milk n kesar will impart glow. Fake news peddler, get a life!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Fabulous interview

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

I think BBC must never have interviews a person who didn’t know English initially, was from a small town like manali and is d as Leo currently in one. Kangana is such an inspirational girl. Spoke simple and sense!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Definitely - Despite its reputation for excellent journalism, BBC has never conducted such an enlightening interview. NOW they have understood how the world works and that the earth is not a disk. Thanks Kangana - Queen of Bollywood and Goddes of the whole world

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