Kangana Ranaut yet again takes dig at Karan Johar

Kangana Ranaut

MUMBAI: Actress Kangana Ranaut has once again taken a veiled swipe at filmmaker Karan Johar over his recent movie Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani.

According to the Indian media, the movie starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh managed to garner worldwide attention however, Ranaut expressed her ‘contrasting’ views through a lengthy Instagram story over the movie’s success.

The reports said that Ranaut said that the ‘movie mafia’ (referring to Johar) buying success for themselves and warned against using such tactics to spread negativity about others.

The Queen actress urged the media outlets not to partake in spreading fake news or damaging the reputation of individuals.

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In her Instagram story, Ranaut wrote, “My sincere request to the movie mafia, please buy as much fake success you want to buy for yourself, good for you if that fulfills you and makes you happy but don’t buy negativity for us, also a request to media people please don’t take any assignment to sabotage careers and movies…It’s ok to say yes to positive paid PR. Most papers and websites survive on advertisement so one can see paid PR also in that light, but please say no to spreading wrong/fake news to sabotage/distort other’s work or their overall perception.”

This is not the first time the Dhaakad actress has accused the ‘movie mafia’ of undermining her work. Previously, she had claimed that they were attempting to harm her film Tiku Weds Sheru through fake reviews and a smear campaign even before its release.

The Karan Johar-Kangana Ranaut feud began when Ranaut, along with Saif Ali Khan, appeared in Johar’s popular show Koffee With Karan in 2017. During the episode, she accused him of being “flagbearer of nepotism” and labelled him “movie mafia. Following the incident, both the celebrities engaged in a heated exchange of words against each other.

Meanwhile, Kangana Ranaut has an exciting lineup of movies. She will be next seen in Raghava Lawrence’s horror-comedy sequel Chandramukhi 2, slated to be released in September. Her aerial thriller Tejas will hit the screens in October while in Novermber she will portray former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the her directorial venture drama Emergency, shedding light on the notorious state of emergency enforced in India from 1975 to 1977.

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