Thalaivi: Kangana Ranaut gets trolled for 'took hormone pills' comment, sister comes to defence

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 28, 2019, 01.42 PM(IST)

Kangana Ranaut first look as Jayalalithaa Photograph:( Twitter )

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The film is titled ‘Thalaivi’ and is slated to release on June 26, 2020.

Kangana Ranaut’s latest look from her upcoming film ‘Thalaivi’ has spiralled into a topic of online debate as people find themselves divided over her portrayal of Tamil Nadu's ex-Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa in the first poster released. 

It became a raging debate further after she gave an interview to a tabloid and revealed that she had to be on hormone pills to get the look for the character right as she had to gain weight. While some condemned Kangana Ranaut as she looked fake, some said she looked like Jayalalithaa’s caricature. 

She had said, “That (weight gain) was needed so as to look voluptuous, especially around the belly and thighs. Since I am tall and skinny, and my face is angular, not round, I had to take mild doses of hormone pills to look different. Of course, I also started eating foods that promote weight gain.”

Recently it spiralled into some calling the actress mad and someone who has little sense of what to speak when parts of the interview started circulating on the social media. One person wrote, “Please just lock this madwoman in a room so she doesn't shoot off her mouth in the most atrocious manner.”

Her sister Rangoli Chandel came to Kangana Ranaut’s defence and wrote, A mild doze of estrogen regular daily pill that most woman take for contraception can increase chances of fat accumulation around belly, arms thighs and hip areas, even if Kangana is mad as all good actors are but why mad people must be locked ? We need to ask ourselves (sic).”


She also tweeted that actors have to sometimes go to lengths to get under the skin of their characters and wrote, “Great actors go to great lengths to get in to the character Kangana’s all-time favourite Daniel day Lewis once broke a rib in order to feel the agony of the character, yes it’s crazy but some respect them for their dedication some throw brickbats at them...only you can choose which catagory you belong to.... I love this kinda crazy, how about you, please write in comments section.”


Kangana Ranaut will star as J Jayalalithaa who remained important to Tamil Nadu’s state politics and chief ministers for a long time. The film is titled ‘Thalaivi’ and is slated to release on June 26, 2020.