Kangana Ranaut lauds Simi Garewal's interview with Jayalalithaa, slams KJo

Priyanka Bansal
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Kangana Ranaut lauds Simi Garewal
Kangana Ranaut lauds Simi Garewal

30 Mar 2021: Kangana Ranaut lauds Simi Garewal's interview with Jayalalithaa, slams KJo

Actress Kangana Ranaut, who will be next seen in Thalaivi, praised talk-show host and actress Simi Garewal for her insightful interview with late politician J Jayalalithaa — the subject of her movie.

As she lauded Garewal, Ranaut slammed another talk-show host, Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar, in the same breath.

Well, considering her disdain toward Johar, the tweet didn't come as a surprise.

Quote: She approved of Garewal's antics, how she treated her guests

It all started when a Twitter user shared a YouTube link of Garewal's interview with Jayalalithaa, saying everyone should watch it before Thalaivi.

The tweet invited a comment from another user, who said she is watching it. The user hailed Garewal's grace.

Sharing this reply, Ranaut agreed with the observations. She asserted that Garewal tapped on the "real essence of a celebrity."

Details: Soon enough, she dissed Johar's talk-show

The reel Jayalalithaa said that Garewal's interview helped her prepare for the role.

Then she added, "Same can't be said about certain Papa Jo whose interviews are all about bitching, bullying, gossip and frustrated sex. (sic)"

With this post, Ranaut has revived memories of the much-talked-about episode of Koffee With Karan wherein she had called Johar the "flagbearer of nepotism."

Fact: You can read her post here

Show: Garewal's chat with Jayalalithaa remains iconic

Garewal's chat show Rendezvous with Simi Garewal had started in 1997 and continued for five seasons. She had candid conversations with celebrities like Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, actresses Rekha and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and industrialist Ratan Tata.

The Karz actor had spoken with Jayalalithaa in 1999.

Several snippets from the interview were aired by news channels after the politician's death in 2016.

Interview: Jayalalithaa had discussed her struggles with Garewal

In the historic interview, Jayalalithaa had laid bare her life's struggles and what she faced when she forayed into politics after an illustrious acting career.

"I don't think anyone has taken more criticism than I have," she had told the interviewer.

Ranaut's movie Thalaivi, which will release on April 23, is expected to give a deeper insight into the life and times of Jayalalithaa.