"Because I have a vagina re."
While everyone is raving about the gigantic box-office success of Wonder Woman ($800 million and counting) which was not only directed by a woman (Patty Jenkins) but the movie was led by strong female lead (Gal Gadot) as well. Move over to Bollywood, and we see very minimal changes in how women are represented in the movies. While there are more female oriented movies coming up, the box-office is a discouraging factor for these women-oriented films.
Kangana Ranaut is amongst the crop of actresses who actually is on her way to break the traditional norms and break free from the stereotypical characters.
In order to put light on Bollywood sexism, Kangana and a popular stand-up comedy team made a parody song out of the track Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan from the movie Roy.
In the video, the actress is seen belting out lyrics while taking a dig at all the sexism that female actors have to go through like romancing an actor twice your age or and only being a love interest to the main lead. The lyrics also mentions the 'N' word - Nepotism, how actors are treated like Gods (a Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham sequence ensues) and so forth.
Watch the video below:
The video ends with her character being replaced which is a perfect metaphor for how Bollywood functions, unfortunately.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Kangana is currently gearing up for the release of her movie, Simran which is directed by Hansal Mehta. Kangana plays a Gujarati NRI who is a kleptomaniac.