23 Mar 2021: Nepotism, probably; gang-ism, no: Kangana summarizes South film industry
Kangana Ranaut, who was the first to bring out the burning issue of nepotism in Bollywood to the fore, had an interesting take on it vis-a-vis the South Indian film industry.
The vocal actress, while launching her trilingual biopic Thalaivi's trailer in Chennai, said that though she has "noticed" nepotism in the industry, "there is no no group-ism or gang-ism, subjecting outsiders to bullying."
Quote: There is no subjecting outsiders to bullying, says Ranaut
The actress, who turns 34 today, also said that she received so much "love and encouragement," that she'd like to do "many more films here."
"In the south Indian film industry, I've noticed that there might be nepotism. But, there is no group-ism or gang-ism. There is no subjecting outsiders to bullying. They are very inclusive of people who come from outside," she elaborated.
Background: The actress had first discussed nepotism in 2017
The topic of nepotism became a prime point of discussion in 2017, when Ranaut called out Karan Johar on his talk show, Koffee With Karan, and named him the "flagbearer of nepotism."
But, the director-producer continues to launch star kids, the newest one being Shanaya Kapoor.
He has earlier established careers of several other star kids like Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Janhvi Kapoor.
Details: Ranaut talked about nepotism even after SSR's untimely demise
Ranaut didn't stop at the chat show.
She again talked about bullying of outsiders after actor Sushant Singh Rajput died last year.
Rumors had surfaced that big banners had boycotted Rajput, putting him under stress.
In this light, Ranaut went after Johar and YRF, but the late actor's family refused to support her, saying that she was using SSR's name to settle personal score.
Movie: 'Thalaivi' has been shot in three languages simultaneously
On the career front, the Queen actress is now awaiting the release of the biopic on J Jayalalithaa on April 23.
The film directed by AL Vijay has been shot in three languages - Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, simultaneously.
It outlines the transformation of Jayalalithaa from an actress to a politician and to ultimately becoming the six-time serving Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.