Kangana Ranaut is certainly keeping busy these days, but not just with work. Close on the heels of her recent dig at long-time rival Deepika Padukone’s new film Gehraiyaan, the Queen actress has now trained her social media guns on yet another colleague Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi. Sharing an image of a child imitating one of the scenes from the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, Kangana has tagged Union Minister Smriti Irani in her Instagram story and asked the government to take action against parents who she claims are sexualising their underage children for money.
Two days ago, Kangana had posted a super short, super nasty review of Gehraiyaan on Instagram, saying, “I am also a millennial but I identify and understand this kind of romance … in the name of millennial/new age/urban movies don’t sell trash pls … bad movies are bad movies no amount of skin show or pornography can _ save it … it’s a basic fact koi gehraiyaan wali baat nahi hai (there is no depth in it).”
Incidentally, the Kangana vs Deepika saga has a long history behind it, dating back to 2014-15. However, while Kangana has frequently taken public digs at Deepika, the latter has maintained a studied silence, choosing to ignore her controversial industry colleague at least in public.
Alia is currently busy promoting her upcoming film Gangubai, which is one of the most anticipated releases of the year 2022. The 28-year-old has been sharing videos of people from across the country imitating her dances and dialogues from the film and sharing it on her Instagram handle. Meanwhile, Gehraiyaan, a story on modern love, relationships, friendship, and infidelity, was released on Amazon Prime Video on February 11.
On Monday, Kangana shared two posts about Gangubai on her Instagram stories, slamming the manner in which young social media influencer Kiara Khanna has recreated a scene from the upcoming film, mouthing Alia’s dialogues and imitating a beedi dangling from Alia’s mouth. Alia plays a sex worker in the film, who goes on to become an influential brothel manager in Mumbai’s red-light district of Kamathipura. The film is loosely based on a real-life sex worker mentioned in the book Mafia Queens of Mumbai by journalist S. Hussain Zaidi.
In her post, Kangana wrote, “Should this child imitate a sex worker with a beedi in her mouth and crude and obscene dialogues? Look at her body language, is it ok to sexualize her at this age? There are hundreds of other children who are being used similarly.”