Days after Kangana Ranaut lashed out at the Film industry for not supporting her throughout the release of her film Manikarnika, actor Anupam Kher has stood up for her and called her a ‘rockstar’. The actor, who was last seen in the Accidental Prime Minister, was requested by a devotee to support Kangana Ranaut. A user asked Anupam throughout his fan interaction on Twitter, “nobody from Bollywood is supporting Kangana’s Manikarnika movie. Can you please tweet in her support?”
The actor replied, “#KanganaRanaut is a ROCKSTAR. She is brilliant. I applaud her courage and performances. She is also the real example of #WomenEmpowerment.:).”
In a recent interview, Kangana had aforesaid that whereas she attended preview screenings of Dangal, Secret Superstar and Raazi, Aamir Khan and Alia Bhatt failed to do the same for her. When Alia was asked concerning the same at a press meet, she aforesaid that if she has upset Kangana, she's going to apologise to her on a personal level. Alia told to the media, “I have always said that I have admired her a lot as an actor and a person. She is very outspoken and it takes courage to be that way.”
Kangana had claimed in an explosive video interview that the industry had ganged up against her for her “nepotism” comments however she wasn't afraid. She said, “one issue is needless to say, I’m not going to spare anyone. Main inki waat Laga dungi, ek ek ko expose karungi (I can make their lives hell, and I will every single one of them).”
Continuing with the promotions of the film, Kangana had told the media that she called up Alia and asked her to ‘grow a spine’. Talking concerning their conversation, she said, “I reached out to Alia and asked her what makes her think Manikarnika is my personal controversy, it’s a movie whole nation is talking about and speculative why Bollywood is keeping quiet on such a relevant work......I asked her if I can be courteous and gracious to acknowledge her requests for encouraging relevant work that she will, why is she so scared to see my film.”
She recalled telling her to support an important film about women empowerment and nationalism and saying that if she doesn’t have a voice of her own and her existence is all concerning being Karan Johar’s puppet, she cannot consider her successful.