Kangana Ranaut is one actress who never minces her words and is an advocate against gender bias that is very evident in Bollywood. Whether it be the wage gap between a male actor and a female actor or for the actress to always be just the love interest, Kangana always wages a war against such stereotypes and makes her own mark in B-Town.
"By and large, the system is not comfortable with an actress being intelligent. Too bad if she is smarter than the male lead. And worse, if she is smarter than the director," Kangana quipped to a leading tabloid.
Does Kangana's intelligence oblige her to go solo and be the main lead instead? On this, the actress revealed, "I have no choice but to go solo at this point. I face prejudice and people joke about how I am the bully. I swing between being a bi**h and Buddha. Have you heard that I am a witch apparently."
Kangana exclaimed, "This talk starts only because they want actresses to be dumb and pretty. I can't act dumb. I can't sit on a set pampering the male ego, just because it's the easier way to get your way around men."
"To expect men to stand up for feminism is silly. They are used to being a priority in every field. It was a life of comfort for them — women were looking after their homes, giving them sex. Suddenly, women are coming out of this chauvinistic spell and asking relevant questions. That is bothering the men," the actress stated adding, "Women, too, are sometimes more chauvinistic than men, perpetuating the 'men are better' complex."
On the work front, Kangana will next be seen in Simran which is directed by Hansal Mehta and is slated to release on September 15, 2017. Kangana plays a Gujarati NRI who is a kleptomaniac.