Kangana blames Star Kids for Bollywood’s Decline

Kangana Ranaut has stated that star kids are the reason why Bollywood is losing to South Indian cinema. Find out what she said.

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"Their entire look has changed so people cannot relate."

Kangana Ranaut has criticised Bollywood star kids again, this time stating that they are to blame for the industry’s decline.

Since theatrical films resumed after the pandemic, Telugu and Kannada films have done better than Bollywood films at the box office.

The likes of RRR and KGF: Chapter 2 are two of India’s highest-grossing films of 2022.

The Hindi-dubbed versions also beat most Bollywood films released in the last two years.

According to Kangana, she believes it is because the audience does not relate with star kids, who are being cast as the main characters in many Bollywood films.

Kangana has frequently criticised star kids for getting acting opportunities over ‘outsiders’, irrespective of acting talents.

When asked what is making South Indian cinema more successful than Bollywood, Kangana responded:

“The way they have a connection with their audience, it is very strong.

“I wouldn’t say fans, it’s much more than that. With us what happens is that their (star) kids go abroad to complete their studies.

“They talk in English, watch only Hollywood films. They eat only with a knife and fork and talk differently. So, how will they connect?

“They even look weird like boiled eggs. Their entire look has changed so people cannot relate.

“I don’t mean to troll anyone.”

Citing Allu Arjun’s character Pushpa in Pushpa: The Rise as a character the audience can relate to, Kangana continued:

“Look how Pushpa looks like someone we know.

“Every labourer is able to connect with him. Tell me which of our heroes can look like a labourer in today’s times? They cannot.

“So, their culture (of South Indian film industry) and their grounded nature is paying them off.

“I hope they don’t start taking inspiration from the West.”

“It’s important to stay connected to people within your country.”

On the work front, Kangana is gearing up for the release of her spy thriller Dhaakad.

The film also stars Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta and is set to release on May 20, 2022.

On the production side, Kangana has a number of films under her banner, including Emergency and Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda.

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