In picture: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. Photograph: (Others)
The actress wrote an open letter in response to Khan's letter slamming his comments on the 'relationship between genetics and star kids'
Days after Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan came under fire for their “nepotism rocks” remark, Saif Ali Khan wrote an open letter apologising for what he said. The controversy, however, doesn't end here as Kangana Ranaut has come out with her own open letter slamming the duo's comments on nepotism in Bollywood.
“This morning, I woke up to one such open letter (circulating online), written by Saif Ali Khan. The last time I was deeply pained and upset about this issue was when Mr Karan Johar wrote a blog on it, and even once declared in an interview that there are many criteria for excelling in film business. Talent is not one of them. I don't know if he was being misinformed, or simply naïve, but to discredit the likes of Mr Dilip Kumar, Mr K Asif, Mr Bimal Roy, Mr Satyajit Ray, Mr Guru Dutt, and many more, whose talent and exceptional abilities have formed the spine of our contemporary film business, is absolutely bizarre.” she wrote.
The actress also commented on Khan’s letter.
“My dear friend Saif has written a letter on this topic and I would like to share my perspective”, She said.
“Saif, in your letter you mentioned that, ‘I apologised to Kangana, and I don't owe anyone any explanation, and this issue is over.’ But this is not my issue alone. Nepotism is a practice where people tend to act upon temperamental human emotions, rather than intellectual tendencies.” She said.
Ranaut even said that if Khan is right about “the relationship between genetics and star kids” she should have been a farmer.
“Are you implying that artistic skills, hard-work, experience, concentration spans, enthusiasm, eagerness, discipline and love, can be inherited through family genes? If your point was true, I would be a farmer back home. I wonder which gene from my gene-pool gave me the keenness to observe my environment, and the dedication to interpret and pursue my interests”.
Read the full letter here.