"Six court-cases against me, they’re still trying to put me in jail.”
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has revealed some of the hardships she faced in her career and the toxic dynamic of Bollywood.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s tragic suicide has led to numerous debates concerning the treatment of nepotism and “outsiders” in Bollywood.
Speaking about her infamous legal battle with actor Hrithik Roshan, Kangana revealed that lyricist Javed Akhtar spoke to her about the same. She said:
“Once Javed Akhtar had called me to his house and told me that Rakesh Rohan and his family are very big people.
“If you don’t apologise to them, you will have nowhere to go. They will put you in jail and eventually the only path would be that of destruction, you will commit suicide.
“These were his words. Why did he think if I don’t apologise to Hrithik Roshan, I would have to commit suicide?
“He shouted and yelled at me. I was shaking in his house.”
Kangana Ranaut continued to compare Sushant’s situation to her own saying:
“Were there people calling Sushant? Were there people putting such thoughts into his mind?
“I have no idea, but obviously, he was in a similar situation. In his interviews, he had said that nepotism cannot co-exist with talent because they don’t allow the right talent to come up.
“I can relate to it and hence I am raising questions. I want to know who played the catalyst in this situation.”
Like Sushant, Kangana Ranaut explained that she also had a fallout with Aditya Chopra.
She claimed the filmmaker “threatened” her and stated that he will no longer work with her. She added:
“Ever since our industry ganged up on me. I remember so many times feeling really lonely and feeling what will happen to me.
“Why do these privileged people have the power to say that they will never work with someone?
“It’s your choice if you want or not want to work with someone, but why announce it to the world, gang up and make this happen!
“These privileged lots need to be questioned. They have blood on their hands.”
“They need to answer and I am ready to go to any extent to expose these people because enough is enough.”
Kangana further added that her personal life was also affected as a result. She said:
“They are very insecure about things. Despite what they did to me, there was a guy who wanted to get married to me.
“But he distanced himself, they made sure he ran away. With no surety about my career, my love-life completely has gone awry with six court-cases against me, they’re still trying to put me in jail.”
Kangana went on to mention that she is a vocal person who prefers venting her frustration. However, Sushant was rather quiet saying:
“Everybody who knew him [Sushant] closely agrees that he was a soft and emotional person. I think that after a point, it really got to him.”