Have you seen Manikarnika teaser? There is no second guessing that she is absolutely fabulous! Don’t you dare deny that Kangana Ranaut effortlessly fits into the image of revolutionary freedom fighter Rani Laxmi Bai? However, her present stand on Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegation hints that she is trying to portray the image of the historical queen in real life too. However, her timing for showing her support seems a little suspicious.
Before doing a postmortem of my suspicion, let’s tell you what Kangana Ranaut said about Tanushree Dutta’s sexual abuse allegations on Nana Patekar. She actually hailed Tanushree’s courage for speaking up.
Besides, taking about Tanushree, she also said that Indian men are pampered to such an extent that they turn out to be rotten as humans.
‘I am not here to pass judgment. That’s neither my place nor my intention. I appreciate her courage to speak about alleged harassment that has been caused to her. It’s her and the accused’s fundamental right to speak about their experience of the same situation. Such dialogue is very healthy and it will bring about a lot of awareness.’
Now, let’s come back to the issue that actually fueled the fire of my suspicion. Remember a few months back, Sri Reddy started her protest and got vocal about casting couch, just like Tanushree. She also spoke about sexual harassment.
Just to refresh your memory, this Telegu actress decided to strip in front of Filmnagar in Hyderabad to protest against the issue of the casting couch. Do you remember what Kangana Ranaut said at that time?
Despite acknowledging the existence of casting couch, she didn’t support Sri Reddy’s way of protest. Further, she commented that the way of her protest might embarrass many sensitive people associated with the industry.
I can’t help but think that this sudden benevolence from Kangana’s side to stand with a ‘sister’ of her fraternity is very fishy. God knows that this movie has faced many controversies and is a big project in terms of finances. No wonder, a little publicity from whatever means will not hurt much if it finally increases the box office collection. What do you think?