Ram Gopal on Kangana calling Urmila a ‘soft porn star’: It bothered me but freedom of speech offends others

Updated on May 17, 2021 07:24 AM IST  |  310.7K
   
Ram Gopal on Kangana calling Urmila a ‘soft porn star’: It bothered me but freedom of speech offends others
Ram Gopal on Kangana calling Urmila a ‘soft porn star’: It bothered me but freedom of speech offends others

Last Year, Kangana Ranaut came on the radar of Urmila Matondkar’s fans after she called her a 'soft porn star.' The Queen actress’ harsh attack on Urmila did not go down well with netizens and celebrities from the industry including, Swara Bhasker, filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, Farah Khan, and others. Among them were filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who has worked with Urmila in several films such as Rangeela, Satya and Bhoot. He also came out in her support on Twitter. Now, in a recent interview with Bollywood Bubble, RGV opened up about Kangana’s comments on Urmila.

The filmmaker admitted that he was bothered by it but freedom of speech is to be offensive. Varma, who shares a close relationship with the Judaai star, told the entertainment portal, “Yes, it bothers me, but what I am saying is that freedom of speech is fundamentally about that. If it doesn’t bother somebody, what is the point of speaking? When you say you need freedom of speech, it is only when it offends somebody.” Elaborating on this, the 59-year-old actor also mentioned that he says a lot of things about a lot of people, he is sure they get bothered and offended. Therefore, when he does that, “he don’t have the right to talk about somebody else saying something about someone.”

“I would like to believe that it is in distaste and in the context of my personal feelings about Urmila, about her performance, about whatever she said. Now, that is Kangana’s viewpoint, so I didn’t say anything about Kangana saying it. As a director, I gave my feeling about how versatile an actor Urmila is,” he added.

Earlier, in an interview with Times Now, Kangana had said, "Even Urmila, she is a soft porn star. I know it’s very blatant. But she isn’t known for her acting for sure. What is she known for? For doing soft porn right? If she can get a ticket, why won’t I get a ticket?.”

Also Read: Ram Gopal Varma on his fallout with Aamir Khan over Rangeela controversy: He felt betrayed & that's my fault


Comments
Anonymous : Urmila wZ actually nothing but semi naked star in all her movies . Married a jihadi and became anti national
REPLY 0 1 week ago
Anonymous : It is not freedom of speech when the language is offensive! Surely everyone knows that.
REPLY 1 5 months ago
Anonymous : Sir RGV freedom of speech is not meant to offend others but must be used diplomatically without taking jibes and digs at others. Kangna is not indulging in freedom of speech but freedom of hatred.
REPLY 1 5 months ago
Anonymous : Kangs is an unhinged character.
REPLY 5 5 months ago