Kangana Ranaut criticises Karan Johar on his silence on #MeToo

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 15, 2018, 05.09 PM(IST)

Kangana Ranaut Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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She said, "If they are not going to participate in this major shift, why do they call themselves the messiahs of the industry?”

Kangana Ranaut does not know how to mince words. Known for taking on people with power, Kangana, in a fresh round of attack, targeted Karan Johar and Shabana Azmi on keeping mum while #MeToo gains momentum in Bollywood. 
 
Filmmakers, actors and other important people in the industry have been accused of sexual assault. Harassment and even rape by several women. While actors like Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Anil Kapoor have spoken in favour of the victim and motivated them to continue their fight; there are others who have steered clear of any controversy by not commenting. Kangana, in her usual dynamic style, called out Karan for not speaking up on the issue and safeguarding many people. 

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 In an interview, Kangana said,  “Where are people like Karan Johar and Shabana Azmi? These people should also come out. Karan Johar has views about gym looks and airport looks. He tweets ten times about it. What about this? This is their identity. This is their bread and butter. When the film industry is going through such an important shift, where are they?”

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She then criticised his upcoming show ‘Koffee With Karan’ and said, “I was seeing some promo that they have launched for this talk show. Again those same frivolous talks are going on. This one sleeping with this one, that one with that one. Making girls look like Barbie dolls, that is not done. And why men who change women like clothes being glorified? Has there been a woman who has been glorified like that.”

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She went on to add, “We need to promote men who project to be a one-woman man. Somebody who pretends to be a Casanova, we don’t have to glorify that. A culture where you date a woman for 10 years and just abandon her like changing clothes. I am not judging anyone; they are all my friends and they are lovely. 

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“If they are not going to participate in this major shift, why do they call themselves the messiahs of the industry?”
 
Kangana was recently in news for accusing Vikas Bahl of sexual misconduct as other women narrated their harassment stories against the ‘Queen’ director. She also attacked Hrithik Roshan in the continuance of her claims that the actor cheated on his wife with her and made false promises of marriage.