Kangana Ranaut's latest release Manikarnika: the Queen of Jhansi has managed to rake in good numbers at the box-office but it cannot be ignored that the film has been involved in a series of controversies right from the beginning. Not only this, the actress is leaving no stone unturned to put out every instance that Bollywood has ganged up against her by not supporting the period drama.
Recently Kangana opened up about Bollywood not coming out in support of her and her film. The actress took Alia Bhatt's name saying that when Raazi's trailer released, the actress had asked her to watch it and give her feedback and she had done it. "For me, it was not a Karan Johar film or Alia film, for me, it was a film on Sehmat Khan, the girl who had given her everything to the country," Kangana said.
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Alia, who has been busy promoting her upcoming film Gully Boy, has now opened up about the controversy saying that while she has been too busy with her shoots, she always supports actresses and actors for the films they do. She told a leading daily, "I didn't follow that controversy at all. I was too busy shooting. I will always support actresses and actors for the films that they do and if they are in any trouble, but this is something personal, which I don't think is fair for any of us to get into. Kangana is a strong woman and very outspoken and a fab actress. If she ever needs support, I am sure people will stand up for her, but I don't think she gives that feeling that she needs support."
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After Alia's statement, Kangana's elder sister Rangoli took to Twitter and shared a video of Kangana praising Alia after watching Raazi. Rangoli captioned the video as "Real artist is never insecure... @aliaa08"
Despite any support from Bollywood, Kangana's film Manikarnika managed to do good at the box office but Ranaut still is upset with Bollywood and its double standards.