Mumbai: After remaining tight-lipped for long, Kangana Ranaut has broken her silence on the allegations levelled against her by former boyfriend Adhyayan Suman.
In an interview with NDTV, Kangana spoke about the accusations that suggested she practised black magic and that she is a person with split personality.
“As far as name-calling is concerned, we as women have been defending ourselves for way too long. These are thousand-year-old weapons that are still used against women. When they’re jealous of a woman’s success, the first thing she becomes is a daayan. If she’s crazily successful, she becomes a psychopath. If she’s sexually active, she becomes a whore. All of this is being used, and it’s really outdated. It doesn’t upset me, because I’m an artist and I’ve closely researched people who’ve dealt with mental illnesses, and I don’t find anything upsetting, gross, or degrading about fighting with a mental illness, which a certain portion of the media is trying to suggest – to humiliate a woman, you can use mental illness. It won’t work. I have played a schizophrenic, I’ve played a bipolar patient on screen… and I don’t see anything humiliating when they call me a psychopath, a bitch, or a whore. I’ve also played a whore on screen, and my close interaction with prostitutes has allowed me to be extremely empathetic to them. So it doesn’t work on me. Witches – I love Shakespeare, and like any other artist, I’m also smitten by witches, or faeries, or demons, or Gods, or mysticism, or romanticism. It doesn’t scare me. How would any of us hope to write a Harry Potter or be a Shakespeare if we instil so much fear and xenophobia in our children’s heads? We need to be a bit more open about anybody’s religious practices,” NDTV quoted Kangana as saying.
For the uninitiated, Kangana and her ‘Krrish 3’ co-star are embroiled in a legal battle. Kangana had referred to one of her exes as “silly” and what followed next turned out to be the beginning of one of Bollywood’s ugliest controversies. Hrithik tweeted about Kangana’s remark by indirectly referring to her. Thus, began a legal battle with the two parties slapping charges against each other.