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Anupam Kher speaks in support of Kangana Ranaut, calls her a 'rockstar'

File image of Anupam Kher and the poster of 'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi' Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 09, 2019, 05.53 PM (IST)

Days after Kangana Ranaut lashed out at Bollywood celebrities for not supporting her and her film 'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi', actor Anupam Kher has come out in support of the actress and called her a 'rockstar'. 

During an interaction with his fans on Twitter, a user tweeted to Kher, "nobody from bollywood is supporting Kagana’s Mankarnika movie. Can you please tweet in her support?(Sic)”

To which Kher replied, "#KanganaRanaut is a ROCKSTAR. She is brilliant. I applaud her courage and performances. She is also the real example of #WomenEmpowerment.:).(Sic)"

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A few days back Kangana had said that while she attended preview screenings of 'Dangal', 'Secret Superstar' and 'Raazi', Aamir Khan and Alia Bhatt did not do the same for her. 

When Alia was asked about the same at a press meet, she said that if she has upset Kangana, she will apologise to her on a personal level. 
Reacting to Kangana's allegations, Alia told PTI, “I have always said that I have admired her a lot as an actor and a person. She is very outspoken and it takes courage to be that way.”

Kangana claimed to the media that she had called Alia and asked her to 'grow a spine'. "I reached out to Alia and asked her what makes her think Manikarnika is my personal controversy, it’s a film whole nation is talking about and wondering why Bollywood is keeping quiet on such a relevant work......I asked her if I can be courteous and gracious to acknowledge her requests for encouraging relevant work that she does, why is she so scared to see my film." Read the review of 'Manikarnika' here.

Kangana claimed that most of Bollywood avoided her because she had called them out for encouraging nepotism in the film industry. 

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A few days back Kangana had said that while she attended preview screenings of 'Dangal', 'Secret Superstar' and 'Raazi', Aamir Khan and Alia Bhatt did not do the same for her.