Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, who made headlines for her comments on the presence of an alleged “drug mafia” in Bollywood and her statement equating Mumbai with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, has again courted further controversy. This time around, Ranaut’s recent comment on fellow actress Urmila Matondkar has been criticized by many celebrities on social media.
In a TV interview, Kanga Ranaut called Urmila Matondkar a “soft porn star”. Stating that it wouldn’t be very difficult for her to get a ticket to participate in a political competition if she wanted to, Ranaut said, “Even Urmila is a soft porn star. I know this is very blatant. But she’s not known for her acting for sure. Why is she famous? To make soft porn, right? If she can get a ticket, why can’t I get a ticket? “
Ranaut and Matondkar are both engaged in a war of words. Reacting to Ranaut’s earlier comments about the existence of a “drug mafia” in Bollywood, Matondkar said that “the whole country faces the threat of drugs. Does she (Kangana) know Himachal is the source of the drugs? She should start from her own state.
Director and producer Anubahv Sinha posted an appreciative tweet for Urmila Matondkar. “I just wanted to say that to one of the most beautiful, stylish, evocative and expressive actresses of all time. Sending you love @UrmilaMatondkar, ”Sinha tweeted.
I just wanted to say this to one of the most beautiful, elegant, evocative and expressive actresses of all time. Send you love @UrmilaMatondkar
– Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) September 16, 2020
Actress Swara Bhasker also came to Matondkar’s defense. “Dear @UrmilaMatondkar ji, in remembrance of your outstanding performances in Masoom, Chamatkaar, Rangeela, Judaai, Daud, Satya, Bhoot, Kaun, Jungle, Pyaar Tuney Kya Kiya, Tehzeeb, Pinjar, Ek Hasina Thi .. among others and you are marveled at your chops and brilliant dance! I love you, ”Bhasker tweeted.
Dear @UrmilaMatondkar ji, remembering your outstanding performances in Masoom, Chamatkaar, Rangeela, Judaai, Daud, Satya, Bhoot, Kaun, Jungle, Pyaar Tuney Kya Kiya, Tehzeeb, Pinjar, Ek Hasina Thi .. among others and were amazed by your talented actor and brilliant dancing! I love you
– Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 16, 2020
While Matondkar expressed her gratitude to all who spoke out in support of her, Kangana Ranaut took to Twitter this morning to defend her “soft porn” comment.
“A liberal brigade once practically lynched a renowned writer in silence for saying that people like Sunny Leone shouldn’t be our role models, Sunny is accepted by industry and all of India as an artist, suddenly from bogus feminists equating being a pornstar to something derogatory, ”Ranaut tweeted.
A liberal brigade once practically lynched a renowned writer for saying that people like Sunny Leone shouldn’t be our role models, Sunny is accepted by industry and all of India as an artist, suddenly fake feminists assimilating the being a pornstar to something derogatory ðÂÂÂ
– Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) September 17, 2020
Although Matondkar did not directly respond to Ranaut’s comments, she did share a quote from Shivaji Maharaj on Twitter.
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