New Delhi: Kangana Ranaut has been on a promotional spree for her upcoming film, Dhaakad. The actor, who has been vocal about nepotism in the film industry, once again lashed out at star kids in a recent interview.
Speaking to a leading news portal, the Queen star said that the reason why south Indian films are more successful is because they have a strong connect with the audiences.
“The way they have a connect with their audience, it is very strong. I wouldn’t say fans, it’s much more than that. With us what happens is that their (stars’) kids go abroad to complete their studies. They talk in English, watch only Hollywood films. They eat only with knives and forks and talk differently. So, how will they connect? Dekhne me bhi ajeeb se aise lagte hai jaise uble hue ande (They even look weird like boiled eggs). Their entire look has changed so people cannot relate. I don’t mean to troll anyone,” Kangana said in an interview with ABP Live.
She further added “Look how Pushpa looks like someone we know. Every labourer is able to connect with him. Tell me which of our heroes can look like a labourer in today’s times? They cannot. So, their culture (of South Indian film industry) and their grounded nature is paying them off. I hope they don’t start taking inspiration from the West. It’s important to stay connected to people within your country.”
Kangana had recently backed Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu’s comments that Bollywood can’t afford him, saying the actor only showed “respect” towards his industry and his remarks should not be made into a controversy.
When asked to comment on Babu’s statement at the trailer launch of her film “Dhaakad” here, Kangana said, “He (Babu) was right that Bollywood can’t afford him, this I agree (with). I know for a fact that many filmmakers have approached him.”
The Telugu star’s comments made at a promotional event of his production Major in Hyderabad recently led to a controversy on social media.