Recently announced Padma Shri awards had the names of Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut as well as Filmmaker Karan Johar on the list. The nepotism battle between the two celebrities is not hidden from anyone and when Karan was asked what are his views on working with the actress, he admitted their long-existing tiff and mildly said that he won’t hesitate in casting her if he has a film.
“Tomorrow if I have a film for which I need Kangana, I will pick up the phone and call her. Whatever the problem, whatever may have been said on social media, is irrelevant to me. I’m a filmmaker and she’s an artiste and no amount of personal bias should come in the way of that relationship. I believe in that and will stand by it,” the filmmaker said in an interview with Mumbai Mirror.
However, seems like this wasn’t received well by Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel who ridiculed the filmmaker on social media for even imagining that the actress would come at a call! Moreover, She escalated further questioning Karan’s scripts.
“Karan Johar ji keh toh aise rahe hain ki jaise phone karne pe Kangana aa jati hai, Bhai saab aapke aur mere chahne se kya hota hai, Kangana ko toh script chahiye hoti hai, kabhi hogi aapke paas uske layak script (Karan is saying as if Kangana would come at a call. It doesn’t happen on a wish, you need to have a script, will you ever have it),” she tweeted.
Hitting even harder, she added, “Last time Kangana saw KJO film ADHM, she was furious she told me cancer patient ki chemotherapy chal rahi hai phir bhi stalker creepy ladka jabardasti karta hai aur usse kehta hai, ab toh meri ho ja ab toh tujhe cancer hai…(contd).”
Not stopping her war of words, Rangoli advised the filmmaker to keep away from her sister, its best for everyone. “Kangana was in shock for a long time, KJO ji agar aisi scripts lekar aaoge toh aapko Bhagwan bhi nahin bacha sakta, please Kangana se door raho, sabki bhalai isi mein hai,” she added.
Meanwhile, Kangana has yet not uttered anything on the matter. Apart from Kangana, filmmaker Karan Johar and producer Ekta Kapoor too have been honoured with the Padma Shri for their contribution in the field of performing arts. The Padma awards were announced by Government of India on the eve of Republic Day on Saturday (January 25).