Kangana Ranaut is one name that has been trending over social media for her upcoming movie – the reason being her interview and the recent All India Bakchod (AIB) video, which mocked Bollywood and its rules. Well – some may say that it is a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming movie, some consider her to be a blabber-mouth, some have called her a feminist and some have called her a role-model. Different people, different opinions.
Well, to be frank, I wasn’t surprised by the statements she made in the show “Aap ki Adalat“. The incidents that she narrated are quite common in a metropolitan city like Mumbai – women dating the wrong guys, either twice their age or someone who is already married, and then being cheated. The industry is dominated by a few families – but even then, a lot of women have finally broken the glass ceiling and reached to the top. I am nobody to judge or comment on Kangana’s relationship with Aditya Pancholi or Hritik Roshan – but let’s give her a benefit of doubt and blame it on the vulnerability of her situation.
In the new AIB Video, they talk about how Bollywood works – but I would further like to add that it’s not Bollywood only that functions in this manner. In other industries and professions too, the children of parents who are already in the profession seem to have easy access. But what we forget is that ‘with great power comes great responsibility’. You may gain access to a particular profession because your parents or relatives are in that profession, but you will not survive if you do not have the correct skill set. For instance, Esha Deol, Bobby Deol, Twinkle Khanna, Rinkie Khanna are the children of some of the best actors in the industry who haven’t really been successful and have moved out.
Similar things happen in professions related to business, medicine or law, where children who fail to reach the bench mark set by their parents often get depressed and quit it.
Kangana, I really admire and appreciate you for repeatedly talking about the bad experiences in your life and not giving a damn about them. But, I would really appreciate you more as a woman and a leader, if you could break the nepotism in the industry by producing a film where you use every single person on the set – right from the spot boys to the directors and even some college students (perhaps). If such a movie becomes successful, then you will have actually broken the glass ceiling. Otherwise, we will consider all this to be a publicity stunt – and then, we will forget you and your film.