Kangana Ranaut opens up about the 'Nepo Mafia’: They have gotten away from a murder unaffected

Actress Kangana Ranaut has lashed out with strong words at what she refers to as the Nepo Mafia of Bollywood, saying it has dismantled the ambitions of upcoming actors and struggling outsiders.
Kangana Ranaut opens up about the 'Nepo Mafia’: They have gotten away from a murder unaffectedKangana Ranaut opens up about the 'Nepo Mafia’: They have gotten away from a murder unaffected
  • 23
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Share on whatsapp

Kangana, who has consistently voiced her views on the untimely demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has openly spoken about favouritism in the Hindi film industry towards the star kids, by the "gangs" of Bollywood, which she has often tagged as "movie mafia" and "Suicide Gang" of the industry. Opening up on the subject, Kangana told IANS: "Well, for now it has taken a life, many careers… it has just dismantled the very ambition of upcoming actors and struggling outsiders. It has caused a lot of damage. How to dismantle it? We need to talk about it. In many ways it will prepare outsiders." She added: "Eventually, when a single human being -- talented, extraordinary, genius -- is suppressed to death and killed systematically for petty egos, for petty gains, the offenders don't have a happily ever-after. It's not a world they are rewarded for," she said.

Kangana feels a "collective consciousness" has woken up and people are now questioning the star system that victimises outsiders."Like I had said, we don't want them to be hanged but they can also not sail through it," she said of the ‘movie mafia'.The actress recalled that she was shocked the most when she read an obituary for Sushant by filmmaker Karan Johar, whom she called "intolerant" towards outsiders and has referred to a "flagbearer of nepotism" who only backed industry kids."I mean is he (Karan) planning to make another victim like that? I was shocked. So, they are preparing to continue with this ganging up on individuals, and he is pretty sure that he will face more people like that and at that time he may just reach out to that person," she said.

Kangana stressed that the situation needs to end."I mean, this is so shameless. This needs to stop. They have gotten away from a murder unaffected. So, this is what it will take to dismantle their egos, their control and the fact that they think that money can buy everything, and they are drunk with the power they acquired from their fathers. This will take collective voices of people to dismantle that," she said. Kangana recently spoke about the lobby culture prevalent in the Hindi film industry, after which various old videos of the actress talking about star children in the industry started doing the rounds on social media.

Actress Taapsee Pannu shared one such throwback video of Kangana, where she was seen defending star kids and their privilege on Twitter. Kangana claims she predicted all of it: "So, people are digging up my old interviews. I had already predicted that this is what they will do. Even last time when I had raised my concern about suppression of outsiders in 2016, the whole system attacked me."

"But you notice here also that they are not letting A-listers get affected. The A-listers that the Nepo Mafia promotes are tucked away safely. They are only sending these people who have only and only to lose -- these outsiders who are struggling, who are star-struck by the glamour and the power of the movie mafia." Kangana agrees that everyone wants to be "accepted". "I do not see it as a negative thing but I can assure you they (Nepo Mafia) will never accept them (outsiders). They will only lose in this," she said. The videos doing the rounds are almost a decade old, said Kangana, who ventured into Bollywood in 2006 with "Gangster". "They are going (sharing videos that are from) 12 years ago. I started 14 years ago, so clearly, I had a very slow launch. After my launch I was jobless for a significant time," she recalled. She stressed that she had many things to tackle and that the "nepotism mafia came my way majorly." "I was ill-treated and for me the only major difference I had seen was that I was very often humiliated for being an outsider, and the producers would yell at me. They would abuse me, the director would misbehave with me, but I also thought that this was because of the smalltown background and I couldn't speak in English," she said. Kangana feels it was also because she was a teenager when she stepped into Bollywood. "I couldn't slot what it was and I still say that it was a combination of many things. Had I have been from a fancy city or maybe an NRI, I think I would've been treated better," she said. It was after the success of her film "Queen" in 2014 that Kangana started to feel people were ganging up against her.

"The major opposition I faced was when I became successful in 2014 and that's when I started to see the ganging up of enormous proportion. These people are doing (sharing videos) exactly what I had predicted. (They) have simply exposed themselves and it's nothing but heartbreaking," she said.

Kangana says nepotism became "fatal" after talent agencies and production houses joined hands. "Nepotism was at some point just about loving your own. It was about being comfortable with people having a lot more passionate engagement with the ones that are bound by the blood relationships. All that is human nature. I also worked as a director, you hit it off really great with some people you meet. Likeness has its own comfort, when it comes to creative partnership as well," she said. Things are changing, though, according to Kangana. "You won't go as far as destroying and ruining somebody just because you have a certain likeness for your child, son, sister, brother or friend. It was limited to that kind of nepotism until the talent agencies came in and it all became about contracts. So, whoever has put money on you, they benefit hugely with these events in your life.""So, when talent agencies combined with powerful production houses, it became a toxic combination for talented extraordinary outsiders. That is where it has become fatal. That is where it has become absolutely suffocating, absolutely mafia-like because now money is involved," she summed it up.

Download the Pinkvilla App for latest Bollywood & Entertainment news, hot celebrity photos, lifestyle articles, fashion & beauty news,Hollywood, K-Drama etc . Click here
Anonymous 3 months ago

Kangna is real queen of bollywood

Anonymous 3 months ago

#Nationstandswithkangana #love for kangana

Anonymous 3 months ago

if not for her, this SSR investigation might have been wrapped up, deemed suicide and forgotten with only his fans and supporters marking the dark days Bollywood and Mumbai police have come to. The world needs more of her, otherwise we will all become lap dogs, begging for the powerful to throw us crumbs and wagging our tails when they condescend to do so.

Anonymous 3 months ago

I think what Kangana means to say is every one in the film industry is either privileged or corrupt or both. Only she is honest and pure and clean. She is this fierce wsrrior actress who is slaying all the evil demons in the indudtry. Its a different story that she herself slept with everyone she found to get here But now that she has fame,her past has been whitewashed. I think she feels she is some avatar of Jhansi ki Rani fighting the Brits. In her twisted mind she is glorious and saintly..in reality she is manipulative and cunning and a deadly snake

Anonymous 3 months ago

let us never stop asking for CBI investigation for SSR murder. Lets never be defeated / cowered by Liars peddling lies, vicious attack on SSR and Kangana. Lets never be disappointed by lack of spine of the so called icons & superstars. They are dishonest. Let's break this Mafia system,Let give them the pain they give to others.

Anonymous 3 months ago

So much negativity for a young actress! She is sounding like a mean, old aunty. Come come now dear, be sweet and bring positive energy into this world, not more attacks.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Uuuffff!!! I really agree with KJo now. If this movie industry is so bad and awful why are you still there?? Who put a gun on your head and said keep making films? Bore karke rakh diya hain. Every day new venom. Shut up now!!!!. Hazar jagah muh marke ab sati savitri banke Justice for Sushant bol rahi hain. Its more like Vengance for Kangana.

Anonymous 3 months ago

She is here to clean up the dirty system deal with it

Anonymous 3 months ago

We are #NationStandsWithKangana, this tapsee and swarabhaskar are just doing chaplusi for getting films from nepotism Baaps.

Anonymous 3 months ago

I don’t think Sushant had any mental illness but this woman defintly does. She needs help ASAP

Anonymous 3 months ago

Stand against bullying by bullying someone else. Wow. Slow claps.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Yes so please help her by not abusing her so it does not affect her mentally like sushant. Stand up for sushant and the bullies then talk and call someone crazy

Anonymous 3 months ago

Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar, Rajeev Masand and Mahesh Bhatt (CHAHAT and DUPLICATE) - The coterie of people closest to SRK throughout the 90s and later. No wonder the overseas success was inflated for his movies while the more popular and successful heroes in the traditional hindi belts like Sunny Deol, Ajay Devgan and to an extent Salman were put down by this nexus. Never forget that this cartel tried their best to portray that RNBDJ was better than GAJINI and JTHJ was better than SOS. Good thing that the public showed them the mirror.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Gajeev Fasand called for police questioning , will he get chai biscuit and respect there..seems like mumbai police station Chai wala is the busiest these days serving all celebrity criminals.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Kangana Aunty is a Drama queen, hypocrite, fake, attention seeker and poster girl of NEPOTISM. Shameless also. Post it pinkvilla.

Anonymous 3 months ago

I don't think you inke what the word nepotism means.....

Anonymous 3 months ago

Kangna is absolutely right

Anonymous 3 months ago

How many times does she say "I" "me" or "my"? Sad.

Anonymous 3 months ago

She is absolute narcissist

Anonymous 3 months ago

She is an absolute narcissist

Anonymous 3 months ago

The number of occasions when Ms Mountain bothered to acknowledge or extend moral support to Mr SSR before June 2020 is zero. ZERO.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Her interviews often remind me of Pummy aunty in our neighborhood who is infamous for bit ching about everyone and everything. Like a broken tape recorder, she just goes on and on and on.

Anonymous 3 months ago

She may sound like one to you, but she does have valid points that nobody can counter. I think that says it all.

Pinkvilla has updated its Privacy and Cookie policy. We use cookies to improve your experience on our site and show you Personalized advertisement.

Options

Pinkvilla has updated its Privacy and Cookie policy. We use cookies to improve your experience on our site and show you Personalized advertisement