Days after Karan Johar made a huge statement by saying that he is done with Kangana playing the ‘victim’ card, the actress fired back in style that she is not playing the ‘victim card’ but the ‘badass card’.
The whole fiasco started when Kangana Ranaut called Karan Johar a ‘flagbearer of nepotism’ on his talk show to which Karan replied that he has never launched his relatives.
Hitting back at the filmmaker, the Queen actress said “I can’t speak for Karan Johar’s understanding of nepotism. If he thinks that it is restricted to nephews, daughters and cousins, I have nothing to say.”
Karan also said in a talk show that he gave Kangana a platform to express her views and he never chose her for any of his films.
Disagreeing to his claims, the actress said “To say that he chose not to give me work is to mock an artiste. As importantly, his memory appears to be poor because we worked together in a movie (Ungli), which was produced by him. And quickly realised our sensibilities did not match. I’m also at a loss to understand how he gave me a platform by inviting me to be on his show. I’ve been on several platforms before with several global icons.”
“To say he helped me voice my opinions is to discredit me as an artiste and a public personality. And, I think, it should be added here that I was invited to be a part of the show in its fifth season. His team requested my team for months for my dates,” Kangana added.
Kangana also accused Karan for shaming a woman for being a woman. She gave it back on Karan’s use of the term ‘Victim card’ and ‘Woman card’.
“But what is pertinent here is: why is Karan Johar trying to shame a woman for being a woman? What is this about the ‘woman card’ and the ‘victim card’? This kind of talk is demeaning to all women, particularly the vulnerable because they are the ones who really need to use them. The ‘woman card’ might not help you become a Wimbledon champ, or win you Olympic medals, or bag National Awards. It might not even land you a job, but it can get a pregnant woman who feels her water is about to break a ‘ladies’ seat on a crowded bus. It can be used as a cry for help when you sense a threat. The same goes for the ‘victim card’, which women like my sister, Rangoli, who is a victim of an acid attack, can use while fighting for justice in court, “the actress was quoted as saying.
Kangana who never holds back her views, elaborated on why every woman should use such cards, “I use every card possible. At the workplace, it’s the badass card to fight cutthroat competition. With my family and loved ones, it’s the love card. When fighting the world, it’s the dignity card, and for a seat in a bus, it’s the woman card. What is important to understand is that we are not fighting people, we are fighting a mentality. I am not fighting Karan Johar, I am fighting male chauvinism.”
The Tanu weds Manu actress also advised Karan Johar to offer all these cards to his new born girl.
“Now that Karan is the father of a little daughter, he should provide her with all these cards — the ‘woman card’ and the ‘victim card’, as also the ‘self-made-independent-woman card’, and the ‘badass card’ that I flashed on his show. We will use whatever we need to ensure no one rocks our boat,” the actress said.