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Kangna R Ranaut

Vital statistics

Body Measurements: 32-23-35

Height: 5ft 8 / 173 cm

Weight: 53kg / 118lb

A profile

The Times of India, May 31 2015

Kalpana Nair

The indicators of having arrived as a successful Bollywood heroine are as follows: the Khans should want you in their films, brands should want you in their ads, the industry should want you at their parties, and the audience should just simply want you.Basically you should be desired, respected, envied and lusted after in equal quantities. Until recently , the arduous path to capturing the imagination of a few storytellers and then the fantasies of many million Indian men had a standard trajectory which could be summarised as: Stun them with your beauty . Then lull them with your commercial viability .Finally , surprise them again with your talent. Since her debut in 2006 as the alcoholic girlfriend of a gangster in the appropriately named Gangster, Kangana Ranaut's talent has never been in question. What have been questioned are her diction, her onscreen and off-screen choices and whether she is too “edgy“.

As Tanu Weds Manu Returns races to the 100-crore club and sets this year's highest opening weekend record, here are some of the unsaid yet cardinal rules for Bollywood actresses that Kangana Ranaut has now made a habit of breaking. Please note that breaking them is not in itself a prescription for success but at least there is comfort in knowing that they are not prerequisites.


Unlike Deepika Padukone or Anushka Sharma who were successfully modelling when they got their break or Priyanka Chopra who won Miss World or Sonakshi Sinha and Alia Bhatt who are industry kids, Ranaut worked her way into Gangster without a family reservoir of connections and experience or a parallel thriving career.


Ranaut has been working in Bollywood for 9 years but has never starred in a film with Aamir, Shah Rukh or Salman Khan as a leading lady. In an industry where the Khan stranglehold has now held for over two decades, that is quite a feat.


A cameo for a friend is fine and so is an item number. But actresses look ing to hit the big league usually do not take kindly to supporting roles. Yet in films like Fashion, Life...In a Metro and Krrish 3, Ranaut has consistently done supporting roles with no compunction.


Nothing wrong with doing a Piku after a Happy New Year, or a Finding Fanny after Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela, or an NH10 after PK, or a Mary Kom after Gunday . It's definitely the safer and more practical way of gaining acting cred. But it takes a special kind of appetite for risk to do a supporting role in Krrish 3 and then go into a trifecta of risky films whose success hinges almost entirely on your shoulders like Rajjo, Queen and Revolver Rani. Even when it goes wrong, you have to applaud the guts.


While tal ented, Rajkummar Rao in Queen, R. Madhavan in Tanu Weds Manu and its sequel, and Vir Das in Revolver Rani are not big draws commercially . But that doesn't seem to be a consideration for Ranaut, whose next is Katti Batti with Imran Khan who is currently battling a reputation as box office kryptonite.


If you hear actors in Bollywood talk about their parents, it is like listening to someone read from a Mother's or Father's Day greeting card or the script of a Karan Johar film.

It would appear that everyone who has birthed a Bol lywood star is a supportive paragon of perfection descended straight from the heavens above. No one is compelling them to reveal the private mechanics of their family life but a modicum of truth every now and then would be nice. So when a Kangana Ranaut spoke of rebelling against her father, run ning away from home and the pervasive gender bias that seeps into everyday life in a refreshing interview with Anupama Chopra, her candour was completely unprecedented.

Kangana Ranaut drops truth bombs quite casually, she doesn't bother with setting the stage or halting for a pregnant pause.

Her ruthless honesty is finally turning the tide in her favour . She is, she says, a “product of many coincidences, incidents and excellence“. Basking in the triumph of her double role in Tanu Weds Manu Returns, she tells KALPANA NAIR that the film was a risky choice, what she has learnt by not working with the Khans and how she ranks her own performances

Tanu Weds Manu Returns (TWMR) has grossed the highest opening weekend figure for 2015.

Was it a risky film to take on?

Yes, it was a big risk because it is not a gim micky film. It has a very sensitive storyline -it asks if you actually found a tame version of your spouse with all her imperfections re moved, would you go for her or the person you first fell for? If the audience thought: `This is ultimately Kangana, so what difference does it make whether he goes with Kangana 1 or Kangana 2?' then there would be no second part to the film. It was risky taking on the responsibility of ensuring that that you cre ated two very different characters for the audience.

The last time a mainstream actress in Bollywood pulled off a central double role successfully was Kajol in Dushman (1998) and Sridevi in Chaalbaaz (1989). What is the key to doing a great double role?

If you assign two different body lan guages to both the characters, you can pull it off. But that is hard work. You re ally need go deep into the character's upbringing, experiences, future plans and ideology . Not many actors stress on the body language of their characters but it can help you create two different personalities and help the audience give into the illusion of two different people.

Why haven't we seen you in a film opposite the Khans or say, young stars like Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor or Varun Dhawan?

It's an amazing coincidence. My films may or may not work but they are mine and I have learnt to take responsibility for them. I don't just dance at parties to celebrate a film's success but say `oh, it was the hero's film' when it flops. This has made me alert. I don't go, “Oh if that hero is doing this film it must be good“ or “I trust his instincts more than mine.“ I know actresses who, if a certain hero has been signed for a film, would chase the director for a role even without reading the script. Also, I came to the industry as this person who has nothing to lose so I have been relatively fearless. I also got really excited about the process of acting, making a career out of it, buying a house with my earnings, taking care of people. These are things you appreciate when you are an independent woman.

In a recent conversation with Irrfan you told him that that your last four roles have been so challenging that they literally gave you grey hair.

You have also been honest about your clashes with your father and your initial days of struggle in the industry. Where does this candour come from?

I am completely honest with myself and people love me because I think I am very pure. I have got nothing to hide. And I am so proud of my grey hair.My mother got hers in her late 40s and I got mine in my 20s.

In an interview, you rated your performance in Gangster higher than Queen. Why? How do you judge your performances?

Gangster's protagonist was too flawed. She had nothing going for her.If a woman betrays her lover, falls in love with another man, kills him and then commits suicide but the audience still felt for her, then it means that the actor has done a brilliant job. In TWMR, unlike Queen, I didn't have the luxury of delving deep into the psychology and mind of my characters. It is a plot-driven, commercial film and it has a particular rhythm which you can't break. I had to surpass my limits in this film. So in a way , it was a bigger victory for me (than Queen).

With TWMR heading towards the 100-crore club, you are being talked about as the `female Khan' or even `mini Khan'. How do you react to the title?

For the longest time I was called `Ranawat'. My father would call and nag me and I would try and correct my name in the press. Then the media started referring to me as `Raut', then my grandfather would call me and say , “You have gone there and ruined our name.“ Just when they were getting it right, it has been turned it into `Khan'. I have no intention of becoming a `mini Khan' (laughs).

Early life

Kangana was born on 20 March 1987 to Asha, a school teacher and Amardeep, a businessman. She has a elder sister, Rangoli and a younger brother Akshit. She was born in a village called Bhambla in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.Her family was initially in Shimla and then moved to Chandigarh

She did her schooling in Chandigarh from DAV model school Sector 15 before moving to Shimla.She completed her high schooling in Shimla.She appeared for Medical Entrance test but failed miserably and could not become a doctor.She then moved to Delhi to become a model and theatre actor. She graduated with Bachelor's degree in Science from Delhi in March 2005.

Trading in a comfortable life

Mid-day points out that, Kangna left behind in her village to become an actress... a luxurious life, a 25-room haveli and an influential family.

Here's what Kangna left behind in her village to become an actress... a luxurious life, a 25-room haveli and an influential family

While people assumed Kangna Ranaut to be a struggling wannabe actress from Himachal Pradesh when she entered B-Town, the truth is far different.

The actress comes from one of the richest and politically most influential families in the state. Hers is not a rags to riches story.

Which explains the lakhs of rupees she spends on clothes, shoes and bags every month, more than even the top actresses of B-Town and star wives.

Have money, won't talk

A source close to Kangna confirms her family affluence, "She doesn't like talking about her family wealth as she's struggled on her own to be in her position. Besides that, she believes it's in bad taste to talk about one's wealth." Her family is from the blue-blooded Rajputs from Bhambla village in Himachal Pradesh.

Our village

Kangna has a huge 25-room ancestral house or haveli in Bhambla (currently called Surajpur) belonging to her great-grandfather. "While it was originally called Bhambla, when Kangna's great-grandfather became the local MLA, the village was named Surajpur after him. " Kangna grew up in a joint family, with her brother, sister, parents, great-grandparents, grand- parents and chacha and chachi. The family owns several acres of land in Surajpur. Luxurious living

Adds an insider, "Kangna's father Amardeep Ranaut is in the construction business and he supplies construction material for building roads etc for the Public Works Department (PWD) in Himachal Pradesh. She has been brought up in luxury and always had five cars parked in front of her home." But things suddenly took a turn for the worse when she decided to come to Mumbai to become an actress. Her grandfather was dead against any female from his family joining films as he felt it was demeaning.

On your own, please!

Kangna's father too supported his father, and when she insisted on acting, both of them stopped talking to her. Her father told her that he would give her no financial support and she would have to make it on her own.

Hard times

Kangna left home at 16 and initially stayed with a friend in Delhi before coming to Mumbai in 2005. She went through a lot of hardship but never asked her family for help. She lived in Aasha Chandra's hostel and shared a room with three other girls. It was a miserable time for her as she was cut off from her family and struggling in a strange city. It was only after Life In A... Metro that her family relented and welcomed her once again into their fold.

Preity connection

There was a family reunion when her parents, sister Rangoli and brother Akshat came to Mumbai. Today, her family is very proud of her.

Kangna's friend insists, however, that the actress is not related to Preity Zinta. "Preity's maternal aunt is a resident of Surajpur and PZ often comes to meet her. Once during a family function of Preity's in the village Kangna and her siblings met Preity. Now they keep in touch. That's all.

Kang's Grandpa

Kangna's great-grandfather (and idol) Sarju Singh Ranaut left his job as a head clerk [and not an IAS officer; there was no IAS then] for the British government to become a freedom fighter with Mahatma Gandhi.

Kangs still has the letters Gandhiji wrote to her great-grandfather. He was also the only man from his village who knew English at that time and got electricity to his village.

Early career

Kathak Kangana is a trained Kathak dancer. Kangana has been taking training at Nateshwar Nritya Kala Mandir,Khar for the last 4 years under the guidance of Rajendra Chaturvedi.

Modelling Kangana joined Elite Modelling Agency Delhi in 2003 with prospect of becoming a model but was not successful and hence left it before becoming a model.

Theatre Kangana ,joined as a theatre actor for Asmita Theatre group during 2003-2005 , before relocating to Mumbai.She came to Mumbai in early 2004 and struggled initially to get in to movies but went back to Delhi to complete her education. She also joined Asha Chandra's acting school in 2004 to brush herself to face camera.

First film After struggling for nearly two years she met her first director Anurag Basu in September 2005 and was selected for Gangster.

The first film she signed was 'shady' (adult)

Kangana almost signed an adult film? Jan 2, 2017, BCCL

National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who made her debut in Bollywood with 2006 romantic crime drama film 'Gangster', says if she had not got that offer, she would have started her career with a very shady film. (BCCL)

While talking about the turning points in her career, Kangana said on TV show: "I think the first ever would be the break that I got from my film 'Gangster'... Because I remember getting a very shady offer, I think it was not a right movie. But I was like, 'Okay, fine, I'll do it'." (BCCL)

She added, "And then I did a photo shoot and then they gave me robe and there was nothing inside the robe. And it looked like some blue film or something and I was like, 'This doesn't look right'. Because it's obviously not the right film." (AFP)

So did she walk out or do that film? Kangana said, "No, but then I got 'Gangster' and I'm like 'I'll do that film.' And then my producer got furious and I was in trouble for some time because I abandoned that project. And I was very young, I was 17 or 18. And if I would have not gotten 'Gangster', I am sure I would have done that film. But I think the thing about me was that I always said yes to every offer!" (BCCL)


2024: elected member of Parliament

In June 2024, Ranaut was elected a member of the Parliament from Mandi, HP

Relationships: An acerbic love life

Dating history

Famous Fix’s ‘Historical look at Kangana Ranaut's relationships, listed in date order’ reveals the following historical epochs:

Kangana Ranaut and Aditya Pancholi 2004 - 2008

Adhyayan Suman and Kangana Ranaut 2008 - June 2009

Kangana Ranaut and Kintaro Mori 2009 - 2010

Kangana Ranaut and Dino Morea February 2010

The men

The men in Kangana Ranaut's life

The Times of India

Aditya Pancholi

According a report in dna.com, Aditya Pancholi is all set to release a tell-all book where he will also allegedly reveal the juicy details of his relationship with Kangana Ranaut.

Kangana's professional life may be going great guns, especially after films like Krrish 3 and Queen, but Kangana Ranaut's personal life is far from perfect. She has made it to the headlines time and again because of her controversial link-ups. One such episode is that of her link up with Aditya Pancholi. Kangana was allegedly in a relationship with Aditya Pancholi who is elder to her by 20 years. However, this love story, that had been kept under wraps for long, might make it to a book that is being penned down by Aditya Pancholi. If sources are to believed then, Aditya in his autobiography, will highlight details about their explosive relationship.

Let's take a look at tales of Aditya and Kangana's alleged romance..

Kangana Ranaut was a struggler when she had met actor, Aditya Pancholi. Reportedly, the two soon fell in love and were in a relationship, despite the huge age gap of 20 years between the two and the fact that Aditya was a much married man with children. However, things began to unravel when reports of physical abuse started making the rounds. Things went kaput and the two parted ways. Aditya Pancholi was rumoured to have paid a huge amount to Kangana in order for her to buy a house. He had apparently even paid for her sister's hospital bills when she became a victim of a cruel acid attack. At a press conference, when asked about her former boyfriend, the actress said that there was a time when she and Aditya Pancholi knew each other well but also admitted to not talking to him any longer.

Kangana's relationship with Aditya might now become public knowledge, what with Aditya's tell-all book

The Times of India

Aditya Pancholi had warned Adhyayan about Kangana

TNN | Apr 28, 2016

The shocking details revealed by Kangana Ranaut's ex-boyfriend Adhyayan Suman are blood-curling indeed. But the star kid admits that he was forewarned, none other than Aditya Pancholi. It is said that Kangana and Aditya were in a tumultuous relationship, one that she has on many occasions has referred to as an exhausting experience.

When rumours of their link-up were doing the rounds, Kangana and Adhyayan had attended a party together where they'd bumped into Aditya. He narrated to DNA, "A film called 'Haal-E-Dil' was releasing and she had come for the premiere. I remember Aditya Pancholi was standing at the exit and Kangana was just walking out. He stopped me, looked into my eyes and said, "Welcome to the circus my friend and all the best!" I didn't understand at that time. Kangana clarified saying that Aditya did that to intimidate people with her. I told her I am not scared because we are not doing anything wrong. At the time we were getting to know each other, but we hadn't made it public."

How he now wishes that he had paid heed to the word of caution...

Adhyayan Suman

Adhyayan Suman: The two met on the sets of their film, Raaz 2 and love blossomed. Kangana had broken up with Aditya Pancholi and reportedly found love in the arms of Shekhar Suman's son, Adhyayan Suman. The two were going steady for a while but things seemed to turn sour and the duo called it quits. Some media reports allege that it was Adhyayan's dad, Shekhar Suman who was against the relationship and wanted his son to marry the daughter of a prominent builder. However, in spite of what rumour mills were saying, the two parted ways. In an interview to The Times Of India, Adhyayan said, "Yes, we've moved on from this relationship. I guess this was how long it was meant to last. At this point, I really want to focus on my career and professional commitments. Sustaining a long-distance relationship of this intensity is tough." Kangana also admitted that they had moved on, and that she was shocked by Adhyayan's decision. "Adhyayan and I had a talk about our relationship and it was his decision to move on. It came as a shock to me. But I guess he has other priorities now, and many options in terms of people to be with. It's an amicable break-up and I wish him the best".

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Adhyayan’s parents disclose more disturbing details about his relation with Kangana Ranaut

Rachel Baker | TNN | May 3, 2016

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To state that the Hrithik Roshan - Kangana Ranaut legal battle is getting murkier by the day is an understatement. And to add fuel to the fire, Kangana's former flame, Adhyayan Suman made some startling revelations about his relationship with the National Award winning actress. In an interview with DNA, Adhyanan alleged that the 'Queen' actress had abused him and performed black magic on him during their year-long courtship.

Now, Adhyayan's father, Shekhar Suman and his wife, Alka have lashed out at Kangana for allegedly hypnotising and abusing their son. In an interview with ABP News, Shekhar said, "One day my wife opened Adhyayan's drawer and she found supari, some coins and other weird things in it. She called me and asked 'kya hai yeh?' I hope he is not doing something crazy." Alka added, "We called the pandits and spoke to them. Even the pandits said she had performed 'vashikaran' on him...don't know how much of it is true, but he was completely obsessed with her. From his eyes, he looked as if he was drugged or under someone's spell."

He then continued, "One day, he came home completely bald. When we asked him why he chose to go bald, he replied by saying 'you won't understand fashion.' We later learnt that Kangana ji had made him do this. She told him that he looked nice this way." Narrating the Filmfare incident Shekhar said, "We were watching the function, Kangana was walking ahead and Adhyayan was walking 15 feet behind her as though he was her bodyguard and she was giving interviews and he was standing just like that, and I felt so horrible for my son. I must have died a thousand deaths... Eventually, she went on stage and thanked everyone, except Adhyayan. She also refused to pose with Adhyayan for any photo shoot or magazine cover."

He further added, "One day he (Adhyayan) called us up at 2 - 3 am and was crying. We asked him what happened and where he was. We were so worried. He told us that Kangana had locked him out of the house and that he was crying to let him in. I then asked Adhyayan to let me speak to Kangana and request her to take him in. When I spoke to her, she said 'I won't let him in and let him stand out the whole night, I can't allow him in.' I was emotionally disturbed and I got very angry. How could anybody do this to my son?"

Adhyayan's mother, Alka added, "She was horrible ya... At Hrithik Roshan's party, she abused my son with MC - BC gaalis and threw her chappal at him. She was completely drunk. She created a huge nuisance... I think Adhyayan was in Mumbai and Kangana was out of India shooting for 'Kites,' when he stumbled upon some of her intimate messages which she had sent to Hrithik." Shekhar added, "She led Adhyayan to believe that such messages were very normal, very casual. But that's when he made up his mind that he was being taken for a ride."

Other men

Ajay Devgn: Kangana Ranaut allegedly got involved with Ajay Devgn when the two were shooting for Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. The two actors reportedly got along well and soon their camaraderie seemed to blossom into a love affair with no strings attached. Ajay Devgn was married to Kajol and their love story is also of epic proportions. As per media reports, it was a casual romance where none expected anything from the other. It is also alleged that at Ajay's insistence, Kangana was cast in films like Rascals and Tezz. Vidya Balan was reportedly the original choice for Tezz but allegedly, Ajay Devgn convinced director, Priyadarshan to cast Kangana. But things reportedly seemed to get out of hand when Kangana got emotionally involved with Ajay and this did not go well with him as he had no intentions of leaving his wife, Kajol. In a controversial interview to Stardust magazine, Kangana even went on record to say that getting involved with a married man was a mistake.

Nicholas Lafferty: Kangana Ranaut was said to be in a rebound relationship with UK-based doctor and scientist, Nicholas Lafferty. While she was initially mum about her romance with the doctor, she went on record on Simi Garewal's show to say that she indeed was dating the 28-year old and they were in a long distance relationship. Kangana was spotted with Nicholas at several events in Mumbai and the two were going steady but to everyone's surprise, the duo called it quits. Maybe it was the distance between them made their affair a short-term one.

Hrithik Roshan- Kangana


Kangana’s friend claims Hrithik proposed in 2014

ISHA SHARMA | A New Twist In The Tale, Hrithik Proposed To Kangana In 2014 Right After His Divorce Announcement! | MARCH 17, 2016 | IndiaTimes/ The Times of India

As if the legal tussle between Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut was less bizarre that now there is another twist in the tale! From calling each other mentally unstable and insane to passing sly comments about each other on social media platforms, we indeed have never seen such an ugly side of a break-up.

After publically declaring their hatred and dislike for each other by slapping legal notices at each other, some more bizarre details of their love affair have emerged! A close friend of Kangana revealed that Kangana and Hrithik were all set to marry each other. It was after Hrithik announced his divorce in 2014 that he proposed to Kangana in Paris! Yes. Like a dreamy proposal.

After meeting his parents in London, Hrithik flew over to meet Kangana in the French capital along with the ring, this was the proposal:

"You may think this is coming out of a rebound. But I have no doubts about our future happiness because you are the only person who has never judged me. And I have felt a strong connection with you from day one."

And then things turned ugly. The source added that: “She was on top of the world as he also told her he wanted to marry her after the divorce. In the first week of February, soon after he resumed shooting for Bang Bang, Hrithik stopped communicating with her. Kangana took off for a vacation in New York where she heard rumours about his growing closeness to his Bang Bang co-star Katrina Kaif. On February 14, she confronted him about the rumours when Hrithik called her and asked him, to be honest with her. He only wanted to know if anyone was aware of the engagement. When Kangana told him that she had informed her family about it, he said that she had misunderstood his intentions."

THE SPAT/ 2016

The Times of India Hrithik- Kangana spat: Major developments between 25 Feb and 18 April 2016.

The highlights

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The ugly war between Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut has shocked and saddened the people of India. However, in today’s era, people start seeing the funny side to almost every incident. The makers of Amul are very well known for their quirky and witty cartoons based on the most trending issues. And they have come up with a funny take on the Hrithik-Kangana case in their unique style, as always. As is seen in the picture above, both actors are seen in their ‘Krrish’ attire. The picture is captioned, “Krrish and tell?” and “Never ranaut of it.”

The Hrithik Roshan-Kangana Ranaut war has got to be the ugliest one Bollywood has ever seen, what with the two slamming legal notices on each other! However, according to a report on Spotboye.com, Hrithik seems to have received the worst end of the stick. The report quoted Kangana’s lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquee explaining how Kangana can get Hrithik jailed for 10 years under section Section 67 – Publishing of Information which is obscene in electronic form – of IPC. Siddiquee further went on to say that Hrithik can also be charged with sections Section 499 and 500 (Defamation and the subsequent Punishment) and Section 506 (Punishment of Criminal Intimidation to impute unchastity to a woman) of IPC.

Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut's attempts to keep their torrid love affair under wraps have gone in vain. Not only is their affair out in the open but is headed towards a nasty path with both parties filing lawsuits against each other. A source close to the actor told DNA that Hrithik had sensed this coming and has been preparing for a legal battle since the past two months. The source revealed that "Hrithik was expecting it" and that "he had a closed-door meeting with some of the top officials from the Mumbai Police regarding the matter." So far both the parties have left no stone unturned to malign each other. We earlier informed you that the two have slammed legal notices to each other where Hrithik has accused that Kangana spammed his mail box with “50 mails a day” and even alleged that she suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, while Kangana has blamed Hrithik of hacking into her account and deleting certain emails.

Hrithik's proposal to Kangana: After Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut slammed legal notices on each other, the murky details of their tumultuous love life is taking everyone by surprise. However, a close friend of Kangana has now spilled the beans on their relationship. In a Mumbai Mirror report, the source has been quoted as saying that, "It started out as a friendship between two people who were both going through a rough patch, during the shooting of 'Kites' in 2009. His marriage was in trouble and his relationship with his 'Kites' co-star, Mexican model-actress, Barbara Mori, wasn't working out. Kangana was going through troubles of her own and they found solace in each other's company and became good friends. The friendship blossomed into something serious when Hrithik began pursuing her for 'Krrish 3,' his home production. Even though Kangana's career was not exactly shining at the time, she said no to Hrithik. She felt rather uncomfortable with the attention he was showing. Hrithik, however, wouldn't take 'no' for an answer. After being pursued for six months, Kangana said 'yes.' That's when they got into a relationship after he confided in her that he and his wife slept in separate bedrooms. However, Kangana could never talk about the relationship openly as Hrithik had told her categorically that he would never divorce Sussanne." The source further added that, "In December 2013, a call from Hrithik took her by surprise. He told her that he was divorcing Sussanne. Kangana was in Switzerland at the time and Hrithik in the US."She was on top of the world as he also told her he wanted to marry her after the divorce. But doubts cropped up in her mind. She didn't know whether Hrithik was serious or not. She kept saying that maybe he wanted to be with her on the rebound. To put all her doubts to rest, Hrithik popped the question when she was in Paris, the city of love. But From then, the relationship mostly went downhill."

The Asperger's syndrome: Hrithik Roshan has also alleged that the 'Queen' actress suffers from Asperger's Syndrome. However, in an interview with Mumbai Mirror, a friend of Kangana has gone on record to rubbish and clarify the whole issue. According to the report, it all started when Kangana was approached for Reema Kagti's 'Mr Challu' where her character would suffer from Asperger's Syndrome and hence, could not lie. The friend further explained, "Hrithik visited her that night and she told him about Reema's script ('Mr Challu'). He responded by pointing out that she also had the same problem and couldn't lie about their relationship. After that he often provoked her by mentioning the syndrome, even bringing it up in the notice, despite knowing that it is not a bipolar, medical condition and only reflects a rare straightforwardness."

Hrithik's allegations: Hrithik Roshan has alleged that he has a record of 1,439 mails from Kangana, most of them "senseless, personal and absurd." The notice reads that the actor tried to ignore the emails for the longest time before it got out of hand. Hrithik’s notice further states that Kangana was so obsessed with him that at one point she called his father, Rakesh Roshan. She gave him advice on how to handle his son, who is chasing her via mails and phone calls. However, Rakesh explained that she misunderstood the situation and that his son had no interest in her. The notice also accuses Kangana of having used Hrithik's name to garner publicity. It reads, "Since quite sometime you have been insinuating and trying to create an image within the film industry through print and social media and in public at large that there was some relationship between our client and you.”

Kangana reacts: Kangana claims that she is not some dim-wit teenager who has been smitten thereby causing her to send one-sided love messages. Her legal notice reads, "She is not some dim-witted teenager who has been smitten and that whatever happened between the two of them was with full consent of both parties." She went ahead to claim that Hrithik had hacked into her email account to delete mails that could have complicated his divorce proceedings. As for the allegation that she is suffering from the Asperger's syndrome, Kangana has accused Hrithik of having his own mental issues. Kangana believes that there is no need to call any press conference as per Hrithik’s unwarranted and uncalled for demand to clear the air. The notice states that she never needed Hrithik’s name to garner publicity and that she has achieved stardom on her own.

When things unraveled: It all started over the casting of 'Aashiqui 3.' When Kangana was asked as to why wasn't she a part of the film, she commented, “Yes, many lame rumours are doing rounds, even a dumb ass can tell where these rumours are coming from. I don’t know why exes do silly things to get your attention. For me that chapter is over and I don’t dig graves." To this, Hrithik had tweeted a reply that read, "Ther r more chances of me having had an affair with d Pope dan any of d (Im sure wonderful)women d media hs ben naming.Thanks but no thanks." This apparently didn't go well with both sides and led to them filing legal cases against each other.

Hrithik Roshan is lying: Kangana Ranaut’s lawyer

PTI | Mar 18, 2016

Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut's lawyer has claimed statements made by actor Hrithik Roshan against the actress are nothing but efforts to "gain public sympathy". Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee said Hrithik cannot wash his hands off the matter now after "criminally" threatening the 28-year-old actress.

"Hrithik's statements made to the media are nothing but efforts to gain public sympathy. He cannot wash his hands off the matter now after having criminally threatened my client and having intimidated her, without any provocation. He also cannot deny the fact my client never named him anywhere and it was he himself who claimed to be "Silly Ex" in his notice," the lawyer said in a statement tonight.

"Besides his own acts of stating in the media that he would rather 'date a Pope' gave enough fodder to the media to start speculating. How can he blame my client for all his own acts of commissions and omissions?" he added.

Hrithik (42) had sent a notice to Kangana asking her to hold a press conference and tender an apology and make it clear it was not him she meant in the recent comments about a 'silly ex'. Kangana, however, retaliated with a 21-page reply, charging Hrithik with intimidation and threat.

Siddiquee said Kangana is a big star herself and does not need Hrithik's name to garner publicity. "He needs to immediately realise that my client Kangana Ranaut does not need Hrithik Roshan's name to garner publicity or attention, as she is a renowned public figure herself..."

The lawyer said the notice which the 'Dhoom 2' star sent to Kangana was "absolutely baseless". "Most importantly I would like to point out that at least Hrithik Roshan should have bothered to ensure that he has a good reason to send a legal notice to my client."

"As expected, the notice is absolutely baseless, unsubstantiated, unwarranted and uncalled for. There is not even a case of defamation made out against my client and he is issuing a notice for defamation without application of mind."

Siddiquee refuted the claim of Hrithik of not knowing Kangana socially, and said the actor had attended the actress' private party and was now "lying".

"He specifically claimed he does not know my client socially at all. If that were the truth, then how was he attending my client's private birthday party with his entire family and my client was attending his party besides his sister's and his father's birthday party as well. There is enough proof on public platform, which sufficiently proves that Hrithik Roshan is lying," Siddiquee said.

‘Actress’ lawyer obtained call records illegally’

Nishikant.Karlikar| Actress’ lawyer got call records of actor after their public spat? | 18 March 2018| The Times of India

Thane: The Thane crime branch probing the illegal procurement of phone call records by arrested celebrity lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui for actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui suspect that he may have sourced records in similar fashion for a Bollywood actress too. The actress, the police said, was engaged in a high-profile spat with another popular face from the film industry last year which led to allegations being traded publicly by both sides.

Call detail records, or CDRs as they are called, may be of help to the actress to establish her case against the one-time colleague on the sets, a police officer said. At the time of Siddiqui’s arrest on Friday for allegedly sourcing CDRs of Nawazuddin’s wife from a private detective for sorting out a matrimonial dispute, police had seized two laptops and three mobile phones along with CCTV footage from his office. Police will soon look into their contents. “If the lawyer has sourced CDRs of other celebrities or any other person, he could be in serious trouble,” the officer said.

However, Thane police commissioner Param Bir Singh told TOI that Nawazuddin had “no direct role” in the case and police would examine the evidence and also the possible involvement of his brother Shamas.

Rizwan Siddiqui was on Saturday sent to police custody till March 23. Advocate Rizwan Merchant, who opposed police custody, said his client was also an advocate and had been made a scapegoat. He said police had violated SC-set procedures for probe and arrest. “Rizwan wanted to cooperate with the investigating agencies. He had no role to play in the CDR scam,” Merchant said.

He said that when the police wanted certain evidence about the lawyer’s clients, he had written a letter to the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa seeking nod. But Nitin Thakre, senior inspector with the crime branch, claimed the lawyer was not cooperating with authorities. Thakre justified the arrest saying the lawyer could have destroyed evidence and said that in another case, an accused had got all data on his cellphone erased at a remote location. Outside the magistrate’s court, Merchant alleged that senior Thane police officers were trying to protect Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Hrithik breaks his silence

Hrithik Roshan finally breaks his silence on the Kangana Ranaut issue TNN | Mar 17, 2016

Over the last few days, Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut have been in the news for the wrong reasons. The news about their alleged break-up was followed with both actors slamming legal notices on each other. The affair got murkier after Hrithik reportedly alleged Kangana to be suffering from Asperger's Syndrome. However, there wasn't any official statement from any of the two. But now, Hrithik has finally broken his silence and issued an official statement on the matter.

He has said, "Anything private that becomes public gives rise to speculation and unnecessary controversies simply because the general public are not privy to the whole truth. Out of respect for everyone involved, I followed the legal path to resolve the matter in question so as to keep it private. It was a breach of ethics to reveal the contents of a private legal notice. Dignified silence is dignified up to a point, but there comes a time when the silence needs to be broken to protect one's name, family and image."

He continued, "The crux of the matter is that the mail id hroshan@email.com does not belong to me. I had filed a complaint in this regard with Mumbai Cyber Crime cell on 12 December, 2014 when I learnt of this impersonator communicating with said person. I have absolutely no connection with this ID. The entire issue stems from a case of identity theft which has carried over to me. My complaint was reactivated on March 5, 2016 and the crime unit has made headway in tracking this person down. Once that is done, the matter can be laid to rest."

He signed off, "And finally, I believe that mental health is a grave and crucial issue which merits serious discussion. I would never address it flippantly nor use it as a personal attack. Any allegation to the contrary is a misrepresentation of facts. I was requested to keep silent and I did so for 2 years."

The controversial e-mails

Kangana-Hrithik's mail trail that's shocking B-town

TNN | Apr 22, 2016

The Times of India

In Bombay Times earlier, we shared a few emails allegedly sent by Kangana to the impostor and from Kangana to Hrithik (on his real email id). Here are some more emails allegedly sent by Kangana and a few exchanged between her sister Rangoli and Hrithik. However, the actress' lawyer and a source close to her maintain that her account was hacked.

Hence, it is not confirmed if these mails were actually sent by Kangana

[Scanned copies of these mails have been reproduced on this page ]

Here is a barrage of emails that Kangana allegedly sent to Hrithik's real email id. When asked why there were no replies to her emails (barring a few replies to her sister, Rangoli), a source close to the actress said, "Hrithik was sending emails to himself to build a case that Kangana was in love with him, and he was not. When these supposed emails were sent, they were not in a relationship." Hence, we cannot confirm whether Kangana was the one sending these emails to Hrithik's real id. The contents of these emails talk about...

The alleged 'Paris proposal'

On March 17, 2016, a tabloid had quoted Kangana Ranaut's friend who said that Hrithik proposed to the actress in January 2014 in Paris. The 'proposal' came after Hrithik and Sussanne split in December 2013.

On his part, Hrithik has denied not only proposing to her with a ring but also claimed that he did not travel to Paris around that time. Through his legal team, the actor has conveyed that his passport doesn't have the relevant stamps, which should be the case if he had travelled during the mentioned period. A source close to Kangana said, "He can refuse what he wants to, she is okay with it."

Who is faking it?

From the onset, Hrithik's legal team has been saying that it all began with Kangana corresponding with a fake email id created by an impostor. They maintain he was oblivious about it till May 24, 2014, when she mentioned about it at Karan Johar's party. Reportedly, that's when he told her that the id she had got the mail didn't belong to him and he shared his 'real' mail id. They further claim that after this, she started corresponding with him on this id.

To this, a source close to the actress states, "At Karan's party, Kangana told Hrithik that she found her mail id was hacked. She suspected him of misusing her account and threatened to take action. She shut that account and broke up with him because he denied everything they ever shared. After that, she opened another account, but soon started getting google alerts, which made her suspicious that the second account was also hacked. Through her account, he was sending emails to himself to build a case that she was in love with him and he wasn't. When these supposed exchange of emails happened, they weren't in a relationship."

No pictures of Hrithik-Kangana together!

Hrithik didn't answer Kangana's mails: forensic report

The Times of India

Apr 22 2016 : The Times of India (Delhi)

Hrithik didn't answer Kangana's mails: Pvt cyber forensic report

Swati Deshpande Mumbai:

A cyber forensic report, sought by Hrithik Roshan and submitted to Mumbai Police, has said he did not respond to even a single mail from the hundreds sent to his genuine email address by former co-star Kangana Ranaut over a six-month period starting July 2014.

The report conducted by a private cyber security agency had collected Hrithik's Apple laptop and other electronic assets from Hrithik, at his request, on April 14, and run a two-day cyber forensics. It concluded that the actor never used or accessed any email id from the `email.com' servers. “We found no digital footprints nor any fingerprint...The digital evidences were intact, not forged.“

It said that only images of Kangana, barring a few of related to their films, were “the ones sent as attachments to him on email...directly from her iPhone 5s...to be in a relationship of sorts...“ and significantly added, “it is analysed that Hrithik Roshan did not entertain the emails nor accessed them until recently for forensics analysis.“

Many were retrieved, unread, from a junk folder or flagged as spam. “There is no digital evidence to the claims from Kangana that she had been receiving emails from Hrithik through the email.com account,“ said the report.

2017: Refusing to let go

“Hrithik went & cried to the entire industry, tried to sabotage my career” – Kangana Ranaut, Feb 5, 2017, The Times of India

The Hrithik Roshan-Kangana Ranaut controversy seems to be getting uglier by the day. The spat between the actors has taken a fresh turn as Kangana Ranaut revealed new instances and levelled allegations on Hrithik during an interview.

Kangana says ‘Hrithik tried to sabotage my career'

In an interview, Kangana said, “Though there were instances when he (Hrithik) was going and crying to the entire industry, wanting them to sabotage my career, and people were calling me and saying — ‘He met us, he has showed us proofs and (do you) want to meet us because we want to know your side of the story as well?’ But I was like, it is none of your business. I was trying to figure things out and felt that it didn’t make sense seeking closure from others.”

Kangana also spoke about being getting threatened while being told that she would be exposed.

Kangana said “The threats were quite open, weren’t they? They said they would release some statements, they would reveal something, say something… ‘We will expose her and everyone will be shocked’… something along those lines… It is not that I knew this sort of game plan that would be unleashed against me. So I thought there would be some reveal but there was none and obviously those were just threats.”

Hrithik broke his silence in Oct 2017

Shreya Thakur | Hrithik Roshan breaks his silence on the infamous spat with Kangana Ranaut | Oct 6, 2017 | IndiaTimes/ The Times of India

On Oct 6, 2017, Hrithik Roshan took to his Facebook page and poured his heart out. The actor shared that he has never met the "lady in question one on one" (Kangana) and also asserted on the fact that an alleged 7-year long, passionate affair between two high profile celebrities had no trail left behind. "No evidence, no paparazzi pictures, no witnesses, not even a memento," he wrote.

While Kangana spoke her mind in various interviews before the release of her recent film 'Simran', Hrithik has now broken his silence. Here's what he wrote:

"I choose to be on a path of creativity, productivity and constructive work. Anything that isn't in alignment with that, I tend to ignore, sidestep and treat as a distraction.

I believe that ignorance, non reaction and staying on the path of dignity is the best way to discourage any persistent unwanted intrusions. But Just like a nagging health issue sometimes ignored can turn malignant, this situation for me has unfortunately turned malignant.

In case of the matter at hand, it seems the media has no intention of letting go.

I don't see any grace in adding to this circus by testifying in defence of my character in a situation that I have no involvement in whatsoever.

I have been dragged into a dirty perverse mess without a choice in the matter. This is something that is not of my making.

The truth is, I have never met the lady in question one on one in my entire life. Yes, we have worked together, but there has been no meeting in private. Thats the truth

Please understand, I am not fighting against an allegation of an affair. Or being childish trying to uphold a 'good guy" image. I am very aware of my faults, I am human.

I am in fact protecting myself from something far more serious, sensitive and destructive than that.

Sadly, very few from the media or the public seem to be interested in the truth. This has been a hard-learnt fact for me.

If the people are comfortable with a lie because it doesn't threaten their model of the world where a girl is the victim and the man the aggressor then so be it. I am ok with that too.

Women have suffered centuries of abuse at the hands of men and it infuriates me how some men can be so brutal and they deserve the harshest punishment. But by that logic if it ordains that one man can't be vulnerable and one woman can't be a liar, so be it. I'm ok with that too.

An alleged 7-year long, passionate affair between two high profile celebrities with no trail left behind.

No evidence, no paparazzi pictures, no witnesses, not even a memento in possession like a selfie taken at the alleged engagement which is claimed to have happened in Paris in Jan 2014. Nothing that constitutes an exchange or any sort of proof of a romantic relationship.

Yet we want to believe the other party because the rhetoric is -why would a girl lie.

My passport details show no travel outside the country in Jan 2014, which is the date that this alleged engagement supposedly took place. In Paris.

The only so-called proof presented of this alleged "relationship", was a photoshopped picture in the media. This was immediately exposed, the very next day by friends including my ex-wife.

These questions are not even asked, because we are taught to protect the woman, as we should. I myself have been brought up to think the same way, by my parents and the wonderful women in my life who have been my rock and support system. I'm deeply grateful to them. I will do my best to teach my children the same values of family and dignity. And yes, I will teach them to stand up for women. Always.

There are 3000 one sided mails which either I have sent to myself or the woman in question has sent to me. The Cyber-Crime Dept. can prove or disprove either story, in just a few days. Towards that purpose, I have surrendered all my devices including laptops / phones etc which are still lying with the cyber cell , but the other party has refused to do so. The investigation hasn't been closed.

This is not, and I repeat, not a lovers spat. I humbly request people to stop labelling it as one and, for a second, try and see it for what it really is.

I have been harassed by this for 4 years and the well meaning and probably necessary social bias toward women has deemed me helpless in defending myself.

I am not angry, I have seldom allowed anger into my life. I have not had a single fight in my life, with a man or a woman. Even in my divorce, there was no fight. I, and those around me, have always chosen peace.

I am not here to accuse or judge anyone, but it's time I defend the truth because when truth suffers the collective consciousness of society suffers. Civilization suffers. Closer to home, families suffer. Children suffer."

Farhan Akhtar analyses the evidence

Farhan Akhtar wrote on Facebook on 8 Oct 2017

Today I read an open letter written by a man I know about a woman I know, professionally, at best. Although a controversy about them is going around since a while now, to my best knowledge this is the first time this man has expressed his point of view.

For a moment, lets put aside emotion, prejudice, biases, our understandably protective instincts and

look at the facts as they exist today.

She claims they had an affair lasting 7 years and during that period, they exchanged a number of emails.

While he denies ever mailing her, he has filed an official complaint, shared and submitted all necessary information and documents, handed over his personal phone and laptop to the concerned authorities.

The woman has not. Apparently, she has avoided, till date, submitting her personal communication devices citing some reason or the other.

In some past cases, this lack of cooperation has been deemed to be obstruction of justice.

Handing over her phone and computer is not only the right thing to do morally and legally but is also the best possible way for her to prove she’s telling the truth. So why refuse or delay?

Apparently, he has over a thousand emails from her official email account which are intimate and sexual in their content. She claims not to have written them but alleges that he hacked her account and mailed himself.

If they were in a 7 year long mutually agreeable relationship, why would he need to do that? Does it not defy logic?

Also, did he reply to any of her emails?

As far as we know, No. Not one single time.

Pause here and ask yourself..

If a woman was to receive these sort of emails from a man and she claimed harassment, what would your immediate reaction be?

Would you have given the man the benefit of doubt by believing him if he said they were in a relationship and she had hacked into his computer and sent herself the mails..?

Chances are you wouldn’t.

There’s more.

She posted a picture of them together claiming it was taken during the years of their alleged affair. That picture was proved, beyond doubt, to have been manipulated.

The actual image consisted of a group of friends including the man’s wife (now ex-wife) standing together in a party.

Why were the others intentionally cropped out?

She has no messages and no photographs to prove that she was in a 7 year long relationship with this man. Not even a picture of their alleged engagement in Paris, an event which he denies.

Furthermore, he has asserted that his passport does not bear any stamp of travel to France during the time she alleges the engagement occurred nor are there any credible witnesses to this event.

Don’t all these inconsistencies raise questions in your mind about the authenticity of the accusations?

Kangana/ Rangoli vs. the Rest of the World

In many small towns and villages, in the dark by lanes, there often are crotchety old maids, living alone all by themselves, sitting on their doorstep and picking up fights with and making rude comments on every passer-by. After a while people start taking the longer route to avoid these cantankerous old maids because, after all, sab ko apni izzat pyari hai (who wants unpleasantness?). This delights the quarrelsome old ladies further, giving them a sense of importance because now everyone is adjusting their lives to them, and they now are at the centre of the village’s attention.

vs. an unnamed predator, an FIR at age 16

Kangana Ranaut said in 2019 that she filed her first FIR (first information report at a police station) for sexual assault at the age of 16.

vs. Aamir Khan and Naga Chaitanya

India Times- The Times of India / Oct 7, 2021

South star Venkatesh Daggubati's recent Instagram stories seem a direct dig aimed at Kangana Ranaut for dragging Aamir Khan's name in the matter [of Daggubati's nephew Naga Chaitanya’s split with wife Samantha].

[Ranaut] had slammed actor Naga Chaitanya just after the split. Ranaut wrote: 'This south actor, who suddenly divorced his wife was married for 4 years and in a relationship with her for more than a decade, recently came in contact with a Bollywood superstar who is also known as Bollywood divorce expert. Has ruined many women and children's lives is now his guiding light and agony aunt. So, it all went smoothly. This is not a blind item. We all know who I am talking about.’

Kangana's choice of words seemingly irked Naga Chaitanya's uncle Venkatesh Daggubati who prefers to live a controversy free life. Venkatesh took to his Insta handle and shared a few stories which read, 'We should open our mind before we open our mouth'

vs Anti-nationalists (i.e. 99.9647887324% of India), who avoided Tejas / 2023

Kangana Ranaut's 2023 film Tejas was made on a budget of ₹60 crore according to Wikipedia and ₹45 crore according to other sources. It earned ₹5.46 crore according to Wikipedia and ₹5.15 crore according to Koi Moi by its eighth day, by when its theatrical run had more or less came to a halt.

TheQuint added that “Film exhibitors have reportedly canceled 50% of the movie's screenings due to low audience turnout”.

After a special screening of Tejas in Lucknow, Ranaut “appeared to draw a connection between disliking her film and being … "anti-national,"” The Quint added. [Ranaut said: film kay jo jitney bhi dushman, jo jitney anti-national tattv, voh is film kay peechhay padey huye hain …jo nationalist hain, raashtravadi hain, unhein [CM of UP] protsahit kareinge] " (View her remarks at ANI on X)

Even if we assume the average ticket price to be just ₹100, then at most five lakh Indians would have seen the film. It was estimated that India’s population on that date was 142 crore. Therefore, 0.0352112676% of the Indian population consisted of nationalists. The rest were anti-national.

vs. Anurag Basu

Kangana and Anurag had a fallout during the shooting of 2010 film Kites. Kangana lashed out at the director for giving Barbara Mori more screen space than her. The two did not speak to each other for a very long time and reconciled in 2014.

vs. Apurva Asrani

Writer Apurva Asrani expressed dissatisfaction over how Kangana took an additional credit for the story in the 2017 flop film “Simran“.

Ankur Pathak | Kangana Ranaut On Accusations Of 'Stealing Credits,' Being Difficult To Work With, And Why She Doesn't Care |18/05/2017 |Huffington Post

Simran writer Apurva Asrani accused the lead actress of the film, Kangana, for snatching his credit and taking away from his hard-work.

"For 2 months, [director Hansal Mehta] and his co-producer Shailesh tried to arm twist me into giving her a co-writer credit. The details of which I will reserve for the future," he wrote.

Then writer Sameer Gautam Singh, in a Facebook post, said Apurva tried to take writing credits for the National Award-winning Shahid, while only coming on-board as editor.

(On one occasion, the director Hansal Mehta spoke to this writer [Ankur Pathak] saying he's completely on Kangana's side. Asrani has called him 'spineless' for not standing up for him, and the duo, who've been collaborating for years, have parted ways.)

Kangana Ranaut: ‘When I was shooting for Tanu Weds Manu Returns in Gurgaon in December 2014, Hansal Mehta came to me with Sarbjit. A 15-page draft. I did not like it. He told me he'll improve on it and we jointly decided to work on it. Eventually the project never flew and someone else made it. … When [Hansal Mehta] was in the US, he called me and mentioned a BBC documentary on a woman who took to a life of crime. He said he wanted to develop it with me in the lead. I agreed . Apurva was nowhere in the picture. When I asked Hansal who's writing it, he told me he usually collaborates with his editor, Apurva Asrani. Hansal assured me about his credentials saying he 'almost' wrote Shahid and Aligarh.

‘Apurva's story was this dark thriller about a drug-addict who goes into a life of crime. It also had a lot of flavour of Wolf of Wall Street with share market jargon thrown in. With the kind of script we had it'd appeal to very limited people. Hansal then told me that I was free to talk to Apurva and get the script tweaked to make it more accessible.

‘I told Hansal that we need a team of writers and this guy cannot deliver. Yes, he did write 9 drafts but they became so many drafts because both Hansal and I shot them down.

‘Nobody can take away from the fact that if Simran today is a story of a divorced woman, it's entirely introduced by me. If the film has feminist undercurrents, I included that. The father-daughter track, the lover's track in the film -- these are subplots that I added. Finally, Hansal and I agreed that we'll fine tune this in the US (they reached there about a fortnight in advance) and I'll write the dialogues on sets.

In Apurva's draft she wasn't even Gujarati or a housekeeper!

Ankur Pathak Why wasn't Apurva kept in loop of the drastic changes that had been made?

I was warned not to get into it as he's a nightmare to deal with when it comes to credits. While in the US, I got into a car accident. My MRIs revealed that I had suffered some level of damage. I couldn't physically write after that. I told Hansal, 'please call Apurva as we need someone to do the writing'. Hansal didn't want to. He said if he calls him now, Apurva will lose it and not let us proceed with the shooting as the changes are significant. I didn't get into it as I thought Hansal will deal with it on his own as he shares a very long association with him. The guy who was tutoring me in Gujarati eventually wrote the lines of dialogues that I dictated. Hansal's son Jay Mehta also helped. I'll ensure both of them get credited under 'Special Thanks.'

Ankur Pathak As any writer, he feels it's largely his work while yours is a contribution expected out of any good artiste.

Do you really think I don't understand the distinction between giving suggestions and sitting and writing lines of dialogues? There's a fine line between giving direction to a script and actually, physically writing it. I did the latter. Initially, whatever happened, I don't claim credit for it. But based on what happened in the US, I very much do.

When we had the conversation about sharing credits, he lost it completely and drove everyone insane. This was when the nepotism controversy had broken and this man tells me, "Do you really need another controversy?" It was a threat. Basically he was saying if I don't shut up, he'll go ahead and tarnish my image as a 'trouble-maker' which is exactly what he has done despite getting the credit!

Ankur Pathak How were you processing all this?

We sat with him (Hansal and producer, Shailesh Singh) and signed off the legal paperwork where his credits were in place. He harassed us a lot during this. I was done. All I told my team was I want him out of the film. He was supposed to edit the film. Now he no longer is. He kept telling Hansal and everyone that I don't admire or respect him. Which is true. I cannot fake my admiration or respect for someone I have neither for. I have never done that. All Apurva is after is his two-minutes of fame. And try to plaster his name on my work. He can try to do that, but he won't be able to.

Ankur Pathak Considering your past experiences with Aanand Rai and Vishal Bhardwaj, would you agree that your inputs are not always appreciated and that you can be challenging to work with?

At times, they aren't appreciated. And that is fine. I back off when I am told that my inputs aren't required. What can you do? (Kangana was offered Sultan but Aditya Chopra wasn't up for Kangana's involvement and hence they let go off the film). You know me long enough to know that I have never played to the gallery and said no to several so-called blockbuster films. Even this controversy is baffling as I have nothing really to gain to share credits with a writer who isn't exactly the best in the business.

Ankur Pathak Do you not think that the manner in which you are going, you'll end up isolating yourself? Eventually, it's a small industry and while it's admirable that you've constantly challenged the status quo and questioned the patriarchal undertones of it, you do need some people by your side, don't you?

I feel that isolation already.

I feel I have become a victim of my own image. With the Simran controversy, people didn't even wait to hear my side of the story and jumped to make conclusion. They had already decided I'm a vamp here, using my stardom to corner a helpless writer. But I'm glad that for now, my director and producer stood by me.

Vs. Aryan Khan’s supporters

India Times- The Times of India / Oct 7, 2021

Kangana later took to her social media handle to attack Bollywood celebs coming out in support of [starkid] Aryan Khan and wrote, 'Now all Mafia Pappu coming to Aaryan Khan's defence.... We make mistakes but we mustn't glorify them ... I trust this will give him perspective and also make him realise the consequences of his actions.... Hopefully it can evolve him and make him better and bigger. It's good not to gossip about someone when they are vulnerable but it's criminal to make them feel that they did no wrong.'

Interestingly, Kangana's comment came just after Hrithik Roshan shared an open letter in support of Aryan Khan.

Did Ranaut’s statement about her own addiction glorify her use of drugs? Read Aryan Khan drug case: Sanjay Dutt, Kangana Ranaut, and other Bollywood stars who confessed to doing drugs/ India Times- The Times of India

vs a constable from the CISF

Barinderjit Saluja & Bharti Jain. CISF suspends constable for ‘slapping’ BJP MP/ Ranaut Says Terrorism On Rise In Punjab/TNN The Times of India / 7 June 2024

Chandigarh/New Delhi : Bollywood actor and newly elected BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi constituency, Kangana Ranaut, alleged she was slapped by a CISF woman constable after a security check at the Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport in Chandigarh [on 6 June 2024].

According to eyewitness accounts and sources, the constable, identified as Kulwinder Kaur, allegedly confronted Kangana about her remarks regarding women participating in the ongoing farmers’ protests. The altercation escalated when the constable, visibly agitated by Kangana’s comments, allegedly slapped her.

A video of the constable was soon widely circulated on social media. In the video, Kulwinder says: “Isne (Kangana) bayaan diya tha na ki 100-100 rupaye ke liye baithi hain wahan pe (during the farmers’ protest). Yeh baithegi wahan? Meri maa baithi thi jab isne bayaan diya (Ranaut had said during the farmers’ protest that women were sitting there for Rs 100. My mother was also at the protest when she said that.)”

The incident was widely condemned and action sought against the constable. A CISF spokes person told TOI Thursday that the force has suspended the constable and lodged an FIR against her. “

Ranaut, who was on her way to Delhi for a meeting of MPs convened by PM Modi, released a video saying, “I am safe, but I am worried about growing terrorism and extremism in Punjab…”

vs The Dalai Lama

[In 2023] Ranaut had tweeted a meme featuring the Dalai Lama that said, “The Dalai Lama receives awarm welcome at the White house”. The photoshopped picture in the tweet showed the Dalai Lama sticking his tongue out with US President Joe Biden with a comment — Both of them have the same illness, definitely they could be friends.

Following this, a group of Buddhists staged a dharna outside her office in Mumbai. The Press Trust of India,

vs Deepa Mehta, ‘Aurangzeb’s chained harem slave’

DNA Web Team Failure messes people up: Netizens slam Kangana Ranaut after she 'insults' Deepa Mehta, asks her if she is a harem slave/ Oct 30, 2023

Kangana Ranaut met Naor Gilon, Israel's ambassador to India [Oct 2023] and extended her support to the nation in its ongoing war against Hamas. One of her videos went viral in which she was seen saying to Gilon that Jews deserve one nation of their own, just like Hindus deserve Bharat.

The Indian-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta reacted to that video and wrote, "OMG. Who let her loose?", on her X account.

[Ranaut] insulted [Mehta] as she [Kangana asked Deepa in a tweet]. "Who let her loose means? Tumko kya Aurangzeb ki aatma ne apne harem mein chained slave banake rakha hai? Madam lagta hai kuch zayada BDSM ho raha hai aaj kal raaton mein. Sudhar jao!! (Has Aurangzeb's spirit kept you as a chained slave in his harem, it seems that you are [indulging in] a lot of BDSM these days at night)", Kangana wrote.

Kangana vs Deepa

[i) In ‘Ranaut English’ the meaning of the phrase “Who let her loose means?” is ‘What does your remark “Who let her loose?” mean?’

[ii) BDSM means: bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism]

Seeing Kangana's vile response to the veteran filmmaker, she was slammed left, right, and centre by X users. One of them replied to her, "Failure really messes people up", referring to the fact that the actress's then current release Tejas had bombed at the box office. While another one wrote, "Frustration on another level".

"Just a day before, you were begging people [on social media] to watch your movies? Now you are again back to the square one. You are a big failure both as an artist and as a gutter mouthed politician", read another tweet. Another X user replied to her, "When four National Awards and Padmashree can't teach a person grace."

vs. Deepika Padukone

The cold war between the two divas began in 2014 when DP won the Best Actress award for Happy New Year, but dedicated it to Kangana for her brilliant performance in Queen. Kangana reacted unexpectedly to the gesture and said that Deepika should have told her in person. Soon after, Deepika tried to make amends and called Kangana to clear the air. Things turned colder when Deepika could not make it to the screening of Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Kangana told DNA, "I did extend an invite to Deepika, but I never got a response. I have always been supportive of my contemporaries and will continue to be, but it is hurtful when you don't get the same kind of support." Deepika, who had maintained a dignified silence all this while, opened up about the cold war and said that it was just one-sided and she has no time to think about all this. Buzz has it that Kangana hiked her own fee when Deepika became highest paid actor last year.

Dictatorship is the only resolution

Kangana Ranaut calls PM Narendra Modi's decision to repeal 3 farm laws 'Sad, shameful, absolutely unfair'; Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha, Dia Mirza celebrate the move/ India Times- The Times of India / Nov 19, 2021

In [a] post, the actress hinted at the need for dictatorship in the country as she commemorated the 104th birth anniversary of former Indian PM Indira Gandhi. She wrote, 'When the conscience of the nation is in deep sleep, lath (stick) is the only solution and dictatorship is the only resolution [sic]… Happy birthday Madam Prime Minister.'

vs. Diljit Dosanjh (on farm laws etc.)

Kangana Ranaut-Diljit Dosanjh fight turns ugly: She calls him Karan Johar’s pet, he says she has no ‘tameez’ | Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Dec 04, 2020

This time Kangana got a perfect reply’: Diljit Dosanjh wins netizens’ support in spat with Kangana Ranaut | Times Now Digital |Dec 05, 2020

Diljit slammed Kangana for misidentifying an elderly Sikh woman, who participated in the ongoing farmer's protest in Delhi, as Bilkis Bano of Shaheen Bagh. The Udta Punjab actor further shared a video of the elderly lady in question, saying that she was in fact Mahinder Kaur.

Although Kangana had deleted her post, she hit back at Diljit, calling him filmmaker Karan Johar's “pet.” She thus launched into a tirade against Diljit Dosanjh. Kangana Ranaut had addressed Diljit Dosanjh as "Karan johar ke paltu".

“Ooo Karan johar ke paltu, jo dadi Saheen Baag mein apni citizenship keliye protest kar rahi thi wohi Bilkis Bano dadi ji Farmers ke MSP ke liye bhi protest karti hue dikhi. Mahinder Kaur ji ko toh main janti bhi nahin. Kya drama chalaya hai tum logon ne? (Karan Johar’s [domesticated pet’, the grandma who was protesting in Shaheen Bagh for her citizenship, the same grandma was seen protesting with the farmers. I don’t even know who is Mahinder Kaur. What is this new drama?) Stop this right now,” she wrote in a tweet.

In another tweet, she wrote, “Listen you vultures, do not consider my silence as my weakness. I see how you are instigating the innocent by lying to them and are using them. Just like Shaheen Bagh, the truth behind these protests will soon be out. Then I will write a brilliant speech and leave with your faces black,” she wrote and signed off as ‘Babbar sherni’.

Diljit retaliated saying, “Tuneh Jitne Logon Ke Saath Film Ki Tu Un Sab Ki Paaltu Hai...? Fer To List Lambi Ho Jaegi Maalko Ki..? Eh Bollywood Wale Ni PUNJAB Wale aa .. Hikk Te Vajj Sadey Jhooth bol kar logo ko badhkana aur emotions se khailna woh toh aap achey se janti ho (Are you the pet of all the people you have worked with? Then the list of your bosses must be long. This is not Bollywood but Punjab. Manipulating people by lying and playing with their emotions is something you know very well).” He added that he is not from Bollywood but from Punjab and will give it back to her manifold. He said that he is not the one struggling in Bollywood. It’s film producers who bring him work, asking him to join their movies.

Kangana responded, “Oh chamche chal, tu jinki chat chat ke kaam leta hai, main unki roz bajati hoon,jayada mat uchal,m ain Kangana Ranaut hoon tere jaisi chamchi nahin jo jhoot boloon, maine sirf aur sirf Shaheen Baag wali protestor pe comment kiya tha (You are a bootlicker, the one you try to please, I take them to task everyday. I am Kangana Ranaut, not a bootlicker like you who would lie. I only spoke about the Shaheen Bagh protestor), if anyone can prove otherwise I will apologise.”

Diljit said that Kangana has no manners. “Bolan Di Tameez Ni Tainu.. Kisey di Maa Bhen Nu.. Aurat Ho Ke Dujeyq Nu Tu 100 100 Rs. Wali das di an.. SADE PUNJAB DIAN MAAVA SADEY LAI RAB NE.. Eh tan Bhoonda De Khakhar nu Shedh Leya Tu.. PUNJABI GOOGLE KAR LI (You have no sense how to speak to someone’s mother or sister. You are a woman yourself and are calling another one would work for Rs 100. Our mothers of Punjab are like God to us. You have poked the hornet’s nest. Google this Punjabi now,” he wrote.

Things took a nasty turn as Kangana again said she was talking about the Shaheen Bagh ‘dadi’. “Oye dumbo baat wahi hai jab kisi ki citizenship gayi he nahin toh Saheen Baag dadi ne kiske kehne pe protests kiye? Jab MSP hataya he nahin toh phir wahi dadi kiske bhejne pe Farmers protests mein hissa le rahi hai? Kaun usko peeche se prompt karta hai when she speaks ? (When no one lost their citizenship, Shaheen Bagh’s dadi protest on whose behalf? When MSP has not been removed, who sent the same dadi to farmers’ protest? Who prompts her when she speaks to the media?”)

Replying to her, Diljit said, “Oye Bad Dimag Batmeez... Gal HO RAHI JIS MAA NU TU 100 rs. Dihadi wai Keh ke foto paee c.. Os Bebe Da JAVAB Sun Leya c Yaan Dobara Bheja.. Avi gal na ghumaa Hun.. GAL KAR NI BHAJJI DA .. Jod tod Bollywood ch chalda hona Tera.. Punjabi’an Naal Ni Chalna (Go away fool. We’re talking about the elderly woman whose photo you shared and said she protests for Rs 100 a day. Did you hear her answer or do I need to send it to you again? Your manipulations will work in Bollywood but not in Punjab.)”

In another tweet he said, “What school taught you to demean people’s mothers and sisters and call them labourers who’d protest for Rs 100.”

Responding to a tweet by Congress MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu, who has asked Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to initiate FIRs against Diljit and singer Jazzy B among others for being 'Khalistani elements' hijacking the agitation,Kangana said he was revealing the truth about "terrorists". "… Sycophant and terrorists want to divide this country. They are dragging dadi without any reason to set their agenda. Shame on tukde gang..." she said.

In response, Diljit said it was she who stood to gain something here and everyone knew she was going to join politics. When Kangana called Punjab "the heart of the country" which needed to be rid of "terrorists", Diljit said India was not hers alone. He also accused Kangana of trying to derail a peaceful protest. “You’ve no other work than spitting nonsense 24 hours. What sort of nationalism teaches you to insult the country’s elders? You play the nationalism card every time,” he wrote.

After a day-long online war, Kangana said she stands with farmers. "I am with farmers, last year I activity promoted agroforestry and donated for the cause as well, I have been vocal about farmers exploitation and their problems also I worry a lot so prayed for resolves in this sector, which finally happened with this revolutionary bill," she said.

In the second tweet, she said she was certain that the government will sort it out. "This Bill is going to transform farmers lives for better in many ways, I understand the anxiousness and effect of many rumours but I am certain government will address all doubts, please be patient. I am with my farmers and people of Punjab hold a special place in my heart."

In another tweet, she said the latest reports suggest that the talks with the authorities are yielding results. "My request to Farmers across the nation is don't let any communists/Khalistani tukde gangs hijack your protests. Latest reports suggest that the talks with the authorities are yielding results. I wish everyone all the best. Hope peace n faith prevails in the nation again, Jai Hind," she said.

Earlier in the day, Diljit had tweeted at Kangana, slamming her for her comment on an elderly Sikh woman. Kangana had seemingly misidentified her as Bilkis Bano of Shaheen Bagh protests, saying that she had also joined the farmers’ protests for just Rs 100. She soon deleted the tweet.

Sharing a video of the Sikh woman, Mahinder Kaur, Diljit had said that Kangana ‘says anything’ and that one ‘shouldn’t be so blind.’

In an another tweet, Kangana said that Mahinder Kaur was brought into the controversy from ‘don’t know where’, not accepting that she had featured in the original tweet that she had posted. “I had only commented on Shaheen Baag dadi cos they instigated riots there even that tweet was deleted almost immediately, I don’t know from where they brought another elderly lady in to the picture and now endlessly spreading lies.Vultures trying to instigate mob against a woman,” she wrote.

Kangana has been sent a legal notice as well by advocate Harkam Singh for her comments against Mahinder Kaur. In the legal notice dated November 30, he suggested Kangana should have authenticated information before posting it on social media and demanded an apology over her tweets, in which she allegedly misidentified the woman.

Diljit's direct responses to Kangana's allegations and that too in the Punjabi language have made him a star on Twitter. In fact, some users said that they wanted to learn the Punjabi language to understand what exactly the man said.

Meanwhile, Ranaut has been slapped with a legal notice for her post that has been viewed as ‘derogatory’. Besides that, another even filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court seeking direction to get her Twitter account suspended.

vs. the Government (in 2021) on farm laws’ repeal

Kangana Ranaut calls PM Narendra Modi's decision to repeal 3 farm laws 'Sad, shameful, absolutely unfair'; Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha, Dia Mirza celebrate the move/ India Times- The Times of India / Nov 19, 2021

Kangana [took] to her Instagram account to express her disappointment over the Narendra Modi-led government's decision to scrap the contentious farm laws. Sharing a netizen's post about the repeal, Kangana wrote, 'Sad, shameful, absolutely unfair. If people on the streets have started to make laws and not the chosen government in the Parliament, then even this is a jihadi nation. Congratulations to all who wanted it like this.'

Javed Akhtar

PTI | Javed Akhtar files complaint against Kangana Ranaut over comments| Nov 3, 2020

Javed Akhtar files complaint against Kangana Ranaut over comments

Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar filed a criminal complaint against actor Kangana Ranaut in a local court for allegedly making defamatory and baseless comments against him in television interviews. According to the Mumbai Mirror report, Akhtar filed the complaint before the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate, seeking action against Ranaut under the relevant provisions of the IPC for defamation.

As per the complaint, Ranuat had recently made certain baseless comments on Akhtar which has caused damage to the reputation of the veteran poet-lyricist.

It added that Ranaut dragged Akhtar's name while referring to a "coterie" existing in Bollywood following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June.

She had also claimed that Akhtar had threatened her to not speak about her alleged relationship with actor Hrithik Roshan, it said.

All these statements made by Ranaut have garnered views in lakhs and thus tarnished Akhtar's reputation, the complaint said.

Cocky with Karan

Calls Karan 'movie mafia,' 'flag-bearer of nepotism’

Condensed from Sakshma Srivastav | Did Kangana accuse Karan Johar of nepotism? Feb 10, 2017 | Miss Kyra

Things got fiery [on Karan Johar's chat show 'Koffee With Karan’] when Kangana accused Karan of nepotism. "Kangana told him that if she ever writes a biography, she will see to it that it will have a chapter on nepotism written by Karan!"

{Kangana [also] called Karan a 'movie mafia'}

Karan asks Kangana to leave [Filmistan]

Condensed from Sakshma Srivastav | - Mar 6, 2017| Did Karan Johar just ask Kangana Ranaut to leave Bollywood?! | Miss Kyra

Many weeks later Karan said, "She has the right to have an opinion…What is nepotism? Am I working with my son, daughter or nephew? What about those 15 filmmakers who are not from the film industry? No one will talk about Tarun Mansukhani, Shakun Batra, Shashank Khaitan or a Punit Malhotra … who came from no film background. I think that is the reverse of nepotism. As far as actors are concerned, I have launched just two of them i.e. Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. Sidharth Malhotra was just 1/3rd of them and had nothing to do with the movies. So I really didn't get what she meant."

He further added, "What does she mean by 'movie mafia'? What does she think we are doing? Sitting here and not giving her work? I do that because maybe I am not interested in working with Kangana and that does not make me movie mafia, it makes me a man with an opinion. … People said 'she gave it off to Karan' and I would say of course, but I was gracious enough to keep everything. I cut none of it and I do edit so much of stuff from the show. I was like let the world see her opinion. … I want to conclude by saying I am done with Kangana playing the woman card and the victim card. You can't be a victim at every point of time who has a sad story to say as to how you have been terrorised by the bad world of industry. If that's the case, leave it."

vs. Ketan Mehta


Filmmaker Ketan Mehta sent a legal notice to Kangana Ranaut for conniving with producer Kamal Jain and others to hijack Rani of Jhansi – The Warrior Queen, his most ambitious film project. According to Mehta, he had approached Kangana to play the role of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi in his film in June 2015. The actress had publicly committed to doing the project with him in 2015 but later she announced another film titled Manikarnika – the Queen of Jhansi [slated to release in April 2018, and being directed by Krish].

“We also shared the script [with Ranaut], certain research material and a lot of discussions had happened. After this, suddenly we hear that she is doing a project with some other producer. I find this completely unethical,” he added.

vs. Lisa Haydon

The bond between Lisa and Kangana in Queen was lauded by critics and fans, but there was no warmth between the actors off screen. Lisa, in an interview, revealed that Kangana did not become friends with her during the film sets and was quite aloof. She told Mid-Day, "She (Kangana Ranaut) was in her own zone. She would just turn off. So, even if the chemistry is good in the film, it's because of the characters and not because we were bonding."

vs. Prabhas

Shivkumar.H | Kangana Ranaut recalls working with Prabhas and how they hated each other | IndiaTimes/ The Times of India

Kangana Ranaut recalled the time she worked with Prabhas in the 2009 film ‘Ek Niranjan’. Remembering their unpleasant days on the sets, Kangana said that at that point, they used to fight a lot and that there was even a time when the two had a really intense argument and stopped talking to each other altogether.

vs. Pratap Sarnaik, Shiv Sena MLA

The Times of India Dec 2020

Shiv Sena MLA sends ‘breach of privilege’ notice against Kangana to Maha speaker

Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik, who is under investigation by the Enforcement Directorate, on Monday said he had sent a breach of privilege notice to legislative assembly speaker Nana Patole against Kangana Ranaut and several media and social media outlets for claiming that Pakistani credit cards were found at his residence, reports Priyanka Kakodkar. “Ms Ranaut tweeted that Pakistani credit cards had been found at my home during ED raids. This is untrue and defamatory,” he said. Sarnaik had earlier been critical of Ranaut’s statement comparing Mumbai with POK. He had also initiated a breach of privilege motion against Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami for his remarks against chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. Sena has alleged that the raids were vendetta for this action.

An anonymous couple, rumoured to be Rambeer – Aliyah [sic]

Etimes.in/ Kangana Ranaut lambasts 'fake' couple whose film trilogy is cancelled: 'This is India ek baar shaadi ho gayi toh ho gayi… aab sudhar jaao'/ India Times- The Times of India/ Jul 18, 2023

Kangana Ranaut slammed “a farzi husband-wife jodi" who allegedly spread fake news against her. After attacking many media reports for “demeaning" her over her potential collaboration with Vijay Sethupathi, Kangana now took to her Insta story and wrote,

“In another news a farzi husband wife jodi who lives [sic] on separate floors and pretend to be a couple are spreading fake news about movie announcements which aren’t being made also calling a brand owned by Myntra their own… besides no one wrote about how wife and daughter was [sic] snubbed from a recent family trip, while so called husband was texting me begging and pleading to meet him. This farzi jodi needs to be exposed."

Kangana further added, “This is what happens when you marry for movie promotions/ money/ work and not for love… this actor who married under the pressure of a mafia daddy was promised a movie trilogy in return for marrying papa ki pari, movie trilogy has been canned and now he is desperately trying to break free from the fake marriage… But sadly no takers for him now… He must focus on his wife and daughter… This is India ek baar shaadi ho gayi toh ho gayi… aab sudhar jaao."

Wanted physical, not regular relationship with Ranbir Kapoor

Did Kangana ask Ranbir if he’d be interested in a physical relationship? | Oct 5, 2017 | IndiaTimes/ The Times of India

Controversy queen Kangana Ranaut has surprised everyone with another shocking revelation, which has come to fore through her emails sent to Hrithik Roshan. She reportedly mentioned in the email that she had asked Ranbir Kapoor to get into a physical relationship with her.

In the email, Kangana wrote, “He never paid any attention to me before queen, on few occasions I even got brotherly vibes from him but after he saw 'Queen' footage in phantom’s office he approached me on my bbm and started dropping funky links to videos and other random stuff.”

“When I was shooting in Gwalior for revolver, he made slight straight-forward approach and in its response, I told him that I am in love with someone and I am distressed all the time (that was the time when you’d come to my b’day and tension between us was at its peak, I didn’t take your name but I thought if I tell him this, he will understand me better),” she added.

“Then again we lost touch when I was in NYC, he texted asking howz NYC? and I asked him if he’d be interested in a physical relationship with me, he got a little intimidated and asked why not a regular relationship, to that I said because I am in love with someone and I think he felt bad about it,” Kangana further added.

vs Rihanna

In 2021, she also took a dig at pop star Rihanna, after the latter took a stand for protesting farmers in Punjab. Re-sharing a clip of Sikh-Canadian politician Jagmeet Singh Jimmy Dhaliwal, she went on to call him a ‘’terrorist” who sponsored terror activities in India. She also called Rihanna a “porn singer.”


Badmouths Salman Khan, Uday Chopra, Nargis…

Alisha Alam |Kangana blames Salman Khan for abusing her, in leaked mails to Hrithik |Oct 11, 2017| Miss Kyra

A few of the actress' supposed emails have also been leaked and these ones target none other than Salman Khan and Uday Chopra.

In the mails, the actress has reportedly blamed Salman Khan for abusing her because she supposedly turned down a film he had offered her. She also alludes to Nargis Fakhri and Uday Chopra's failed relationship. Here's what she wrote:

"You went for Big Boss. That's great, it's good to give BB that post-release promotion. I am glad you didn't meet SK [Salman Khan]. He's weird. When I said no to that film, he said, 'Kareena was doing that film, but I gave it to you because it won't help her, but it can make your career'.

"My jaw dropped. Is he crazy? Kareena's role in Bajrangi Bhaijaan will make my career? Which world does he live in? Which of his heroine's career is made?

"Everyone told me not to do it. And I am loved because I never worked with him. Does he even know, people who have put their money on me, directors, producers, studios pleaded with me not to do his films because it will harm my brand. He used to make fun of me. Once he told me, why do you act so much? People like you end up nowhere. Look at Katrina, she is the perfect actress material; looks good and keeps her mouth shut. I told him he is very 19th-century, and I am not interested in becoming Katrina or Salman. He got pissed and started abusing me. After that, we didn't see his face for two years. He called, messaged, but I never replied. Then he called me for his birthday, I told you about that time I saw him for five minutes. After Queen, he has been wanting to meet me, but I just don't feel like it, and this film offer is just a desperate attempt. This is the thing with unpleasant people, you just don't want to see them. [sic].

"Baby, you have made me so proud. Just read this news on Miss Malini that you were hanging out with Nargis and Uday. I was thinking about how hurt Uday must be because since you have been giving Nargis attention on Twitter, she's broken up with him. They weren't going very strong, but after she had hopes with you, she's been in her lalala land... must be making Uday feel really bad. But you sensed that, you made things clear to him. I am so touched, I am almost in tears. Isn't that heroic, jaan? He would've lost faith in love, friendship and people. But you didn't let that happen, you were wrong first, but are great now. That's real heroism. I am a fan now."

vs. Shahid Kapoor

Living with Shahid was a nightmare, says Kangana. Here's why she is the Queen of cold wars | Feb 2017| India Today

It's been a year that Kangana Ranaut's catfights, cold wars and legal battles with other Bollywood celebrities have made headlines.

And the recent to add to the long list of fights is her cold war with co-actor Shahid Kapoor on the sets of their upcoming film Rangoon. Buzz has it that the two shared cold vibes during the filming of Rangoon, and Kangana clarified her stand by saying that she doesn't go to film sets to befriend her co-actors.

If this wasn't enough, she recently added that sharing a cottage with Shahid during the shooting was a nightmare. She told Mid-Day, "We were shooting in a remote location where a little makeshift cottage was erected. Shahid and I were sharing the cottages with our respective teams. Every morning, I would wake up to this mad hip-hop music. And he would exercise listening to crazy trance and techno songs blasting from the speakers. I was fed up and wanted to shift out. Sharing the cottage with Shahid was a nightmare."

Her cold war with Shahid is not a one-of-its-kind event. Here's a look at the other ugly fights that Kangana was a part of.

vs Shankaracharya Swami Avimukteshwaranand

Abhishek De, India Today News Desk, Jul 18, 2024

[In July 2024] Shankaracharya Swami Avimukteshwaranand met Shiv Sena (UBT) leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at the latter’s residence in Mumbai and said

"Uddhav Thackeray has been betrayed, and many people are anguished by it. I met him today as per his request and told him that people's pain won't subside till he becomes the chief minister again," he told reporters.

"The one who betrays can't be a Hindu. The one who tolerates betrayal is a Hindu... The entire populace of Maharashtra is anguished by the betrayal and this was reflected in the recent (Lok Sabha) elections," he further said.

The Maha Vikas Aghadi government of Uddhav Thackeray collapsed in June 2022 after Eknath Shinde rebelled and split the Shiv Sena

The Shankaracharya, who had turned down the invitation to the Ram temple consecration ceremony in Ayodhya, however, said his remarks were not political in nature.

Kangana Ranaut said "In politics, it is very normal and constitutional to have alliances, treaties and division of a party. The Congress party was divided in 1907 and then again in 1971. If a politician does not do politics, will he sell golgappas?" Ranaut said in a post on X.

"Religion also says that if the king himself starts exploiting his subjects, then treason is the ultimate religion," she said.

"Shankaracharya ji has misused his words and his influence... He has hurt the sentiments of all of us by using derogatory words against Chief Minister of Maharashtra Eknath Shinde by accusing him of being a traitor and a betrayer," the BJP leader said.

The Mandi MP said Swami Avimukteshwaranand had insulted the Hindu religion by making such "petty" remarks.

[Indpaedia’s view: His Holiness the Shankaracharya should have kept out of politics and certainly not have visited the residence of a politician of any hue.]

vs Shiv Sena

i-history-will-judge-your-silence-2293767 Deepshikha Ghosh | "History Will Judge Your Silence": Kangana Ranaut Targets Sonia Gandh i | September 11, 2020 | ndtv.com

Yesterday, Kangana Ranaut had accused the Shiv Sena of compromising its ideology and transforming into Sonia Sena.

Kangana Ranaut also took another swipe at the Shiv Sena, invoking its founder Bal Thackeray.

She also took another swipe at the Shiv Sena, invoking its founder Bal Thackeray. "Great Bala Saheb Thakeray one of my most favourite icons, his biggest fear was some day Shiv Sena will do Gutbandhan and become congress. I want to know what is his conscious feeling today looking at the condition of his party? (sic)" - she tweeted. "The ideology on which Shri Bala Saheb Thackeray had built Shiv Sena, today they have sold that ideology for power and have become Sonia Sena from Shiv Sena. Don't call the goons who broke my house in my absence a civic body. Don't insult the constitution in this manner," she tweeted.

On Wednesday, Mumbai's civic body BMC started demolishing what it called illegal alterations to her office in Pali Hills before the Bombay High Court ordered it to stop, calling the move, with just 24-hour notice, "deplorable"

vs Sonia Gandh i

i-history-will-judge-your-silence-2293767 Deepshikha Ghosh | "History Will Judge Your Silence": Kangana Ranaut Targets Sonia Gandh i | September 11, 2020 | ndtv.com

New Delhi: Actor Kangana Ranaut, in her fight against Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena, today targeted Sonia Gandh i, whose Congress party is part of the Sena-led coalition government. "History will judge your silence and indifference," she told the Congress president, calling the demolition at her office on Wednesday an act of "harassment" by the state government.

"Dear respected honourable Congress president Sonia Gandh i ji, being a woman aren't you anguished by the treatment I am given by your government in Maharashtra? Can you not request your government to uphold the principles of the constitution given to us by Dr. Ambedkar (BR Ambedkar)," Kangana Ranaut said in tweets.

"You have grown up in the west and lived here in India. You may be aware of the struggles of women. History will judge your silence and indifference when your own government is harassing women and ensuring a total mockery of law and order. I hope you will intervene," said the 33-year-old actor.

vs. Taapsee Pannu


Hindustan Times| JUL 04, 2019

Rangoli calls Taapsee Pannu ‘sasti copy’ of Kangana Ranaut, asks Anurag Kashyap to back off after he protests

It all started when Taapsee retweeted an Ekta Kapoor tweet, sharing Judgemental Hai Kya trailer [starring Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao] and wrote: “This is so cool!!!! Always had high expectations out of this one n this looks so worth it !” Not happy at Taapsee not mentioning Kangana’s name, Rangoli shot back, retweeting Taapsee’s tweet and wrote: “Kuch log Kangana ko copy kar ke he apni dukaan chalate hain, magar pls note, they never acknowledge her not even a mention of her name in praising the trailer, last I heard Taapsee ji said Kangana needs a double filter and Tapsee ji you need to stop being a sasti copy.”


Hindustan Times| MAR 06, 2021

[Two years later] Taapsee broke her silence on I-Tax raids on her property with a couple of tweets, even cracking a joke at how she is 'not so sasti (cheap) anymore', an insult often thrown at her by Kangana.

Kangana then responded to her tweet, saying that her image in her eyes has not changed. "You will always remain sasti because you are sab rapists ka feminist... your ring master (Anurag) Kashyap was raided in 2013 as well for tax chori... government official’s report is out if you aren’t guilty go to court against them come clean on this ... come on sasti," she wrote.

vs. Upendra Kushwaha

Vijay Swaroop | Case against Kangana Ranaut for ‘showing RLSP leader Kushwaha in bad light’ through re-tweet| Dec 18, 2020| Hindustan Times, Patna

The Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) has lodged two cases against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for allegedly portraying its national president and former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha in a bad light through a picture which she had retweeted.

The original tweet, which came from the Twitter handle of one YOYO Funny Singh, used Kushwaha’s election meeting photo and showed Kushwaha as Azad Kashmir while the other people, posing with him, were marked as Liberal, Jihadi, Urban Naxals and Khalistani. Ranaut re-tweeted it on December 3.

“Ranaut’s tweet was re-tweeted by nearly 5,000 people; 6,000 people reacted to it and more than 37,000 people saw it. This has presented a wrong picture of our leader Kushwaha and is an attempt to spread hatred in the society and country,” alleged Mallick.

Kushwaha also objected to the re-tweet and wondered whether such activities will help her get an entry in politics.

vs Urmila Matondkar.

In a 2020 interview, she made a few disparaging remarks against ‘Rangeela’ actress Urmila Matondkar. “I saw one very derogatory interview given by Urmila Matondkar. The way she was talking about me, pulling faces, making a mockery about my struggles, attacking me on the fact that I am trying to appease BJP for a ticket. One doesn’t have to be a genius to figure that for me it is not very difficult to get a ticket. Urmila is a soft porn star. She is not known for her acting for sure, what is she known for? For doing soft porn right. If she could get a ticket, why wouldn’t I get a ticket?” she told a news portal. economictimes

vs. Urmila Matondkar, Jaya Bachchan

Jaya’s remarks in Parliament trigger an unparliamentary war of words | From the Times of India, 18 Sept 2020

Right after [Jaya Bhaduri/ Bachchan] and [Ravi Kishan put forth divergent views in Parliament [on 16 Sept 2020], the ongoing public debate on the rights and wrongs of Bollywood resumed outside the House where the opinions – on TV or online – were far more aggressive

Kangana Ranaut said:

“I want to know from Jaya Bachchan ji who says ‘hamari industry Ganga ki tarah pavitra hai’,we have a murder on our hands. Why can’t they see us?”

“One does not have to be a genius to figure, it is not very difficult for me to get a ticket, I don’t have to play with my life or have my property ruined. Even Urmila Matondkar, she is a soft porn star, I know it’s very blatant, but I want to ask you, she is not known for her acting for sure, what is she known for? For doing soft porns, right? If she can get a ticket, why won’t I get a ticket?”

“Sushant (Singh Rajput) hamesha kehta tha ki mujhe yahaan par bully kiya jaa raha hai,mujhe Bollywood se nikaala jaa raha hai. Uske saath atyachaar hue, anyaay hue, toh kya yeh log (Bollywood) nahi keh sakte thay ki hum aapka dukh samajhte hai... Kya voh uss khoon mein hissedaar nahi hai?”

“Liberal brigade once virtually lynched a renowned writer into silence for saying people like Sunny Leone should not be our role models, Sunny is accepted by the industry and entire India as an artist, suddenly fake feminists equating being a porn star to something derogatory (sic)”

Urmila Matondkar replied:

“Someone as senior as her (Jaya Bachchan), a torch bearer of heroine oriented cinema and an elderly colleague, it is not in good taste to speak like that about her children and her. It does not go well with our culture and upbringing. I was brought up to respect the field and people who make me”

“Kangana should come out of all these things once and for all, instead of going on and on and on... You have to decide do you want to constantly play the victim card non-stopand say main toh victim hoon, victim hoon,victim hoon”

“You (Kangana) can be a certified Rudaali (those who are called at funerals to cry) of the film industry... Sanitary workers descend into the gutter to clean it so if an actress earning millions is doing that, we should post her picture in every office of every city and every state”

vs. Varun Dhawan

Judgemental Rangoli Chandel trolls Varun Dhawan for missing Kangana in tweet. His reply is perfect | India Today July 3, 2019

As soon as Varun Dhawan took to Twitter to laud Judgemental Hai Kya trailer, Rangoli Chandel trolled the actor for missing out her sister Kangana Ranaut's name in the tweet.

When the trailer of Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao's Judgemental Hai Kya released last night, Varun Dhawan was among the first B-Town celebrities to hail the quirky trailer. Varun not only called the trailer of Judgemental Hai Kya "mast" but also said that it "looks like a lot of fun." But seems like Varun's tweet didn't go down too well with Kangana's sister Rangoli Chandel who trolled the Badlapur actor for not mentioning her sister in the tweet.

While lauding the trailer, Varun did not mention any actor's name in his tweet. He wrote, "What a mast trailer. Amazing lead and supporting cast backed by some great writing. Looks like a lot of fun "

Rangoli wrote, "Kangana ka bhi naam likh dete sir!! Wo bhi kisi ki bachi hai usne bhi mehnat ki hai!!!."

In a perfect reply to Rangoli, Varun said, "Loving everyone from Satish sir, Hussain, Raj and specially Kangana aur lead cast ka wohi matlab tha maam. Best wishes."

vs Vikrant Massey, the cockroach; and Yami Gautam, the show off

HT Entertainment Desk/ Kangana Ranaut calls Vikrant Massey a cockroach for calling Yami Gautam Radhe Maa: 'Lao meri chappal'/ Hindustan Times/ Jun 06, 2021

Vikrant Massey's comment on one of Yami Gautam's wedding pictures seems to have not gone down well with Kangana Ranaut. Yami had shared a picture from her pre-wedding ceremony in which she wore an all-red ensemble, the traditional bangles and kaleeras. Taking to the comments section, Vikrant joked, "Pure & Pious like Radhe Maa!"

Responding to his comment, Kangana wrote, "Kahan se nikla ye cockroach..lao meri chappal. (From where did this cockroach come. Someone get my slipper)," Kangana.

In another post from Yami's wedding, Kangana responded to Ayushmann Khurrana's comment. The Vicky Donor star had described Yami as 'simple' and 'real' before he added, "God bless."

Kangana said, "As a matter of fact made up and artificial is most simple because it is so basic and easy to read that kind of show off but ancient and traditional especially when our history is older than the time itself makes it most layered and complex so what is organic isn't necessary simple if you got perception to know the complexity of subtlety."

[Divine justice: In October 2023 Mr Massey and Miss Ranaut released films on the same day. Mr Massey's film 12th fail had a very high return on investment whereas Miss Ranauts's film Tejas could not even recover its costs.]

Taking on powerful forces

Karni Sena: ‘I'm Rajput, Will Destroy You’

Kangana Ranaut To Karni Sena On Manikarnika Row: I'm Rajput, Will Destroy You NDTV Jan 2019

Four historians have certified Manikarnika, she said

Kangana has also directed parts of Manikarnika

Manikarnika is based on the life of Rani Laxmi Bai

As per an ANI report, the Maharashtra wing of Karni Sena wrote a letter to the filmmakers in which they allegedly said that if the "image of Rani Laxmi Bai is maligned in the film or if she is shown to be the lover of some Britisher then the makers will face consequences." (Shri Rajput Karni Sena, threatened protests if Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi was not screened for the outfit before theatrical release. [1]) Rani Laxmi Bai, whose real name was Manikarnika, was born into a Marathi family living in Varanasi before marrying the ruler of Jhansi.

Actress Kangana Ranaut hit back strongly at Rajput fringe group Karni Sena who, she claims, are 'harassing' her over new film Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, which is based on the life of Rani Laxmi Bai. Kangana, whose film releases next Friday and for which she has obtained a certificate from the Central Board Of Film Certification, issued a statement saying that she too is Rajput and will "destroy" the Karni Sena if they continue to "harass" her over the film's release. "Four historians have certified Manikarnika, we have got censor certificate as well, Karni Sena has been conveyed this but they are continuing to harass me. If they don't stop then they should know I am also a Rajput and I will destroy each one of them," Kangana Ranaut said in a statement.

GK, history and politics

2021, Nov: ‘India’s Independence in 1947 was ‘bheek’ (alms)’

Complaint filed against Kangana Ranaut for ‘Freedom in 1947 was bheek’ comment/ TIMESOFINDIA.COM/ Nov 11, 2021

Speaking at a summit, the actress stated that India got ‘real freedom’ in 2014, while referring to the BJP led government, and stated that the country’s Independence in 1947 was ‘bheek’ (alms).

The actress is now facing a complaint from Preethi Menon, the national executive chairman of the Aam Aadmi Party. The political party condemned the derogatory statements made by actress Kangana Ranaut and urged that a case be registered against Kangana for her sedition.

Politician Varun Gandhi condemned Kanagna’s comments and tweeted in Hindi, “It is an anti-national act and must be called out as such. To not do so would be a betrayal of all those who shed blood so that today we may stand tall and free as a nation. People can never forget the infinite sacrifices of our freedom movement and the millions of lives lost and families destroyed. Belittling it all in this “shameless manner” cannot be condoned simply as a careless or callous statement.”

Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account has been permanently suspended but she took to Instagram to retort to Varun Gandhi’s comments. She wrote in her Instagram story, “Even though I clearly mentioned 1857 revolution first freedom fight which was curbed... which lead to more atrocities and cruelties from the British and almost a century later freedom was given to us in (Mr.) Gandhi's begging bowl... Ja aur roo ab (go cry more).”

2024: Women's Reservation Bill

Mohammed Zubair@zoo_bear posted in April 2024 The claim by BJP's Mandi Lok Sabha candidate Kangana Ranaut that she got the ticket because of the Women's Reservation Bill is FALSE. The Bill has not come into effect yet.

2024: Netaji Subash Chandra Bose was India’s first PM

Kangana Ranaut faces backlash for calling Netaji Subash Chandra Bose India’s first PM / The Indian Express / April 5, 2024

Actress-turned-politician Kangana Ranaut sparked controversy once again with her recent assertion at the Times Now Summit, wherein she labelled Netaji Subash Chandra Bose as India’s first prime minister.

In a video clip circulating on social media, Ranaut referred to Bose’s significant contributions to India’s independence struggle, citing his leadership roles within the Indian National Congress and the Forward Bloc. However, her remarks were swiftly met with criticism for historical inaccuracy.

While attempting to elucidate Bose’s ‘absence’ post-Independence, Ranaut suggested he was denied entry into the country. Her interpretation sparked widespread trolling on social media platforms.

After the video went viral, netizens and other prominent political leaders and party members took to their social media accounts to express their views. Many even trolled her in the comments.

One user shared the video snippet and a few memes on X with the caption, “Kangana is New Brand Ambassador of WhatsApp University.” Another user shared a video stating, “People of Mandi will have torturous 05 years if Kangana wins.” Actor Prakash Raj also posted on X, “Clowns of Supreme Joker’s Party… what a Disgrace.”

The official account of the Congress also trolled her by posting a video with the controversial snippet and the caption, “Kangana ji has a deep understanding of history. If two or four more samples are presented like this, then BJP can be a strong contender for the post of Prime Minister.”

Gandhi made Nehru Prime Minister because Patel did not speak English

Ranaut wrote on Facebook, “He [Patel] sacrificed his most deserving and elected position as the First Prime Minister of India just to please Gandhi because he [Gandhi] felt Nehru spoke better English, #SardarVallabhbhaiPatel did not suffer but Nation suffered for decades,we must shamelessly snatch what is rightfully ours.”

Later, in 2024 Ranaut said that she was quoting Gandhi on this.

Hate speech, polarised politics

2020 Aug/ Sept: Maharashtra government hits back

Bhavika Jain & Priyanka Kakodkar| Maha home min orders probe into allegations on Kangana’s ‘drug link’ | 9 09 2020 | The Times of India and The Times of India

The actor has been engaged in a bitter war of words with Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut after her remarks that she feels unsafe in Mumbai and has no trust in the Mumbai Police after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.

Ranaut had slammed Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut for telling her not to return to the financial capital, claiming that the remark seems like an open threat to her. "Sanjay Raut Shiv Sena leader has given me an open threat and asked me not to come back to Mumbai, after Aazadi graffitis in Mumbai streets and now open threats, why Mumbai is feeling like Pakistan occupied Kashmir?" Kangana had tweeted.

Trouble mounted for actor Kangana Ranaut as Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh said that the Mumbai police would probe allegations that she took drugs. Talking to reporters outside Vidhan Bhavan on the last day of the monsoon session, Deshmukh said actor Adhyayan Suman, who was in a relationship with Ranaut earlier, had in an interview in 2016 claimed she consumed drugs and even forced him to take it.

Sena MLAs Pratap Sarnaik and Sunil Prabhu had raised the issue with Deshmukh. “They have submitted that in an interview in 2016, Suman had alleged that Ranaut consumed drugs...,” he said.

The Mumbai civic body issued a 24-hour notice to Kangana seeking a reply on the “illegal alteration and construction” on the premises of her recently renovated bungalow.bb If she fails to reply, it will demolish the unauthorised portion

The next day: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials carried out demolition at Kangana Ranaut's office. The development came two days after a BMC team paid a surprise visit to her office and surveyed the premises at Bungalow No. 5, Chetan Row House, Nargis Dutt Road, Bandra west. The survey was followed by the notice to Ranaut to stop the ongoing works within 24 hours, but after her staffers refused to accept it, the notice was pasted outside her office of Manikarna Films

Actor’s comments show she’s a traitor: Cong MLC

Actor Kangana Ranaut took to Twitter to state "my Mumbai is POK now" and posted photographs of city municipal corporation officials demolishing her property in the city.

They (Sena MLAs Pratap Sarnaik and Sunil Prabhu) have submitted that in an interview in 2016, actor Adhyayan Suman had alleged that Ranaut consumed drugs and forced him to take the substance too. Mumbai Police will look into the matter,” Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh said.

Congress MLC Bhai Jagtap, who moved a breach of privilege motion in the state council against Ranaut for comparing Mumbai with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, also referred to the same interview. Jagtap said he was willing to provide proof about the interview. “Her comments on Mumbai show she is a traitor to the city and state. It is a betrayal of the martyrs of the Samyukta Maharashtra movement who fought to keep Mumbai in Maharashtra,” he said.

BJP leader Ashish Shelar said that he does not agree with those who compare Mumbai to Pakistan even if the person is Kangana Ranaut

Ranaut had recently said that she feared the Mumbai police more than the ‘movie mafia’, and would prefer security either from Himachal Pradesh or the Centre. She was provided Y-plus security by the Centre on Monday.

Deshmukh said the irresponsible statements made by Ranaut discredit the city from where she got name and fame. “No one can tolerate such insult of the state and the city. She has insulted the same Mumbai police that caught Kasab (26/11 terror attack accused), and had officials like Hemant Karkare, Vijay Salaskar and Vijay Kamte who died in the line of duty,” he said.

The Ministry of Home Affairs approved Y-plus security Ranaut after she received threats for comparing Mumbai with Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Ranaut has been given Y-plus category security and will be protected by about 10 armed commandos who will work in shifts around the clock.

Polarised politics

The BJP lashed out at the Shiv Sena-led MVA dispensation over razing of "illegal alterations" at the bungalow of actress Kangana Ranaut by the Mumbai civic body, terming the development "vendetta politics" and a kind of "government-sponsored terror" in the state.

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy backed Kangana Ranaut He tweeted: “Tell Kangana to keep the faith. We are with her in this struggle.”

Karni Sena [which had threatened her on Manikarnika] supported Kangana Ranaut, held protest against Sanjay Raut in Delhi. The Karni Sena, also popularly known as Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS), is an organisation based in Rajasthan

RPI (A) leader and Union minister Ramdas Athawale had declared that his party workers will protect Kangana while she is in Mumbai.

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur condemned the demolition of a portion of Kangana Ranaut's Mumbai bungalow by the civic body, saying she "is a daughter" of the state and she should get a "proper atmosphere" to work in her field.

LJP chief Chirag Paswan came in support of Kangna Ranaut, appealed to all people from Bihar and other parts of North India to stand with the actress

The demolition of a part of the residential office of Kangana Ranaut was also condemned in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency, where the residents staged a protest. Eunuchs threw slippers at the posters of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Abu Azmi. Raut had earlier got into a spat with Kangana.

Maharashtra NCP chief Jayant Patil on Wednesday took a dig at BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis after the latter targeted the state government in Hindi on the partial razing of actress Kangana Ranaut's bungalow by the Mumbai civic body. Tagging Fadnavis on Twitter, Patil sought to know why the former chose to speak in Hindi when this issue was related to Maharashtra.

2021: Twitter terminates Kangana, Rangoli a/c

‘Hate speech’: Twitter terminates Kangana’s a/c

Anam.Ajmal@timesgroup.com The Times of India

Twitter suspended actor Kangana Ranaut’s account permanently in May for “repeatedly” violating its hate speech policies. The suspension came hours after the actor posted a provocative tweet on the postpoll violence in West Bengal. She was followed by over 3 million people on the microblogging platform.

The actor’s suspension caused a furore on social media, with both her supporters and critics tweeting about it. #KanganaRanaut was the top trend in India through the day, garnering over 165k tweets by 8.30pm. Shortly before her suspension, Ranaut had also posted a short video, stating that she was “distressed” by the violence. She later defended her controversial statements in two Instagram posts.

Kangana defends posts, shares them on FB

We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behaviour that has the potential to lead to offline harm. The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter Rules specifically our Hateful Conduct policy and Abusive Behaviour policy. We enforce the Twitter Rules judiciously and impartially for everyone on our service,” a Twitter spokesperson told TOI.

She later defended her controversial statements in two Instagram posts. She shared the same video on Facebook’s photo sharing platform, where she has 7.7 million followers.

The actor has posted several controversial statements in the past. Her sister and manager Rangoli Chandel was also suspended from the platform in April for an inflammatory tweet.

Twitter’s hateful conduct and abusive behaviour policies prohibits users from engaging in “targeted harassment” and also warns against “inciting” others to harm anyone on the basis of their gender, ethnicity, race or religious affiliation, among other things.

2021/ Her bralette is sanatani, her critics are Abrahamic

Kangana’s bralette is sanatani, her critics Abrahamic

Kangana Ranaut gets slammed for her see-through corset top; calls trolls 'Abrahamic' / Aug 13, 2021/ India Times- The Times of India

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut recently turned heads on cyberspace with her stylish appearance at the wrap-up party of her upcoming film ‘Dhaakad’. Looking stunning in a sheer white corset bralette, paired with coordinated pants, the actress was accessorised in gold neckpieces and earrings while her hair was tucked in a topknot hair bun.

While the pictures have gone viral in no time, not everything went well when a few netizens took to the comment section of Kangana’s post and slammed the actress for her fashion choice in regards to Sanatana Dharma that the actress claims to follow. To this, now Kangana herself took to her Instagram story and reacted to the trolls. Giving a befitting reply, she wrote, “People who giving me gyan about Sanatana dharna please know you sound so Abrahamic…”

Earlier, Kangana had revealed that she is an ardent Hindu and a staunch believer of Swami Vivekananda's teachings, the Gita, the Sanatan Dharma - and quantum physics.

Offending the Sikh community / 2021 Nov

Kangana Ranaut shares a picture reacting to 'another FIR' against her: 'In case they come to arrest me'/  : Nov 24, 2021/ India Times- The Times of India

Kangana’s ‘Mood at home’ on Instagram after her ‘Khalistani’ comments

After PM Narendra Modi recently announced repealing the three farm laws, Kangana penned a note saying, 'Khalistani terrorists may be arm twisting the government today…But let’s not forget one woman…The only woman prime minister who crushed them under her shoes. No matter how much suffering she caused to this nation…she crushed them like mosquitoes at the cost of her own life…Lekin desh k tukde nahi hone diye.'

Post this, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and a Mumbai-based businessman Amarjeet Singh Sandhu submitted a complaint against her. While Sandhu filed an FIR against her at the suburban Khar police station in Mumbai, DSGMC registered a complaint against her at the cyber cell for allegedly using derogatory language against the Sikh community on Instagram. The committee also issued a statement saying that the actress had 'intentionally' and 'deliberately' portrayed the farmers' protest as the 'Khalistani movement'. In the statement, DSGMC said, 'Kangana dubbed the Sikh community as Khalistani Terrorists, and recalling the massacre and genocide that happened during 1984 and earlier, as a planned and calculated move on part of (late former prime minister) Indira Gandhi'. President and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa also asked the government to take action against her or send her to a 'mental hospital'. Taking to his Twitter handle, he wrote, 'She should either be put in a mental hospital or in jail. We demand strict action from govt for her hateful content on Instagram.'

Kangana Ranaut [reacted by giving] a glimpse of her 'mood at home'. Taking to her Instagram handle, the actress while reacting to the news about the FIRs lodged against her, dropped a bold picture of herself wherein she could be seen in her glamorous avatar, donning a backless, black dress with a slit. She captioned the picture as, 'Another day, another FIR... just in case they come to arrest, mood at home'

Dec: Claims that Punjab farmers attacked her car

Kangana Ranaut alleges mob ‘attacked’ her car in Punjab/ Dec 3, 2021, / The Times of India

The actress [took] to Instagram alleging that a mob of people, claiming to be 'farmers' attacked her in Punjab. .. Sharing her first video, she wrote, 'As I entered Punjab a mob has attacked my car. They are saying they are farmers.' Farmers had demanded an apology from the actress for her comments against them during the farmers' agitation. In her video, the actress shared, 'I have left from Himachal and arrived in Punjab because my flight was cancelled. My car has been surrounded by a mob who are calling themselves as farmers and are attacking me. They are hurling abuses at me and threatening to kill me.' She wrote, 'Shocking behaviour by some antisocial elements'. In her next video, she asked how safe she would've been if she wasn't accompanied by security.

Farmers stop Kangana’s car, seek apology/ The Times of India 4 December 2021 Patiala:

Actor Kangana Ranaut’s car was gheraoed by farmers near Bunga Sahib in Punjab’s Ropar district on Friday [Dec 3, 2021], demanding an apology from her over her remarks on the farmers’ protest against the Centre’s farm laws, reports Bharat Khanna.

As her flight was cancelled, Ranaut was travelling from Himachal Pradesh by road when this incident took place.

The farmers claimed to have stopped her for around two hours on Chandigarh-Kulu Manali national highway. They said they had allowed the actor to leave after she tendered an apology for her comments.

January 2022

Supreme Court refuses to entertain PIL seeking censorship of Kangana Ranaut's social media posts; allows Mumbai Police to carry on probe/ TNN & Agencies/ Jan 21, 2022

The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a PIL seeking stringent censorship of Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut's social media posts and the clubbing of FIRs against her for her statements against the Sikh community. The court is, however, allowing Mumbai police to carry on their probe in the matter.

A petition was filed in the Supreme court seeking censorship on future posts made by the actress, to maintain law and order in the country. The plea filed by advocate Charanjeet Singh Chanderpal also sought direction to transfer all the FIRs filed across India for her remarks on farmers' protest, to the Khar police station in Mumbai. He also sought for a charge sheet to be filed in a period of six months along with an expeditious trial within a period of two years.

The advocate stated "The remarks are not only outrageous and blasphemous but also intend to cause riots, hurt religious sentiments, they are defamatory as well as portray Sikhs in a totally anti-national manner. It also justifies the innocent killing of Sikhs. The remarks are totally against the unity of our country and the actress deserves a serious punishment in law. They cannot be brushed aside or excused," read the plea.

The Universe strikes back

2021: Ranaut has ‘no work’

Unable to pay taxes on time as I have no work: Kangana / The Times of India / 10 Jun. 21

Actor Kangana Ranaut has said that despite being the “highest-paid actress” in [Filmistan] she is unable to pay her taxes on time as she had “no work”. The 34-year-old actor took to her Instagram story and said she is yet to pay half of the tax money she owes the government.

“Even though I come under the highest tax slab, pay almost 45% of my income as tax, even though I am the highest tax-paying actress but because of no work I haven’t paid half of my last year’s tax yet. First time in my life I am late in paying tax,” she wrote.

Ranaut, who recently recovered from Covid-19, said the government is charging her interest on the pending amount but she still welcomes this move. “Time could be tough for us individually but together we are tougher than the time,” the actress wrote.

Ranaut is awaiting the release of her multilingual biographical film Thalaivi. PTI

2022 KR claimes she lost brand endorsements worth Rs 30-40 crore in a year

ABP News Bureau | Kangana Ranaut Claims She Lost Rs 30-40 Crore Per Year After Speaking Against ‘Anti-Nationals’/ 17 May 2023

Actor Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday [on] claimed that she lost over 20 to 25 brand endorsements for speaking against ‘anti-nationals’.

She wrote: "This is a character, true freedom and success, speaking for Hinduism, against politicians/anti-nationals/tukde gang costed me 20-25 brand endorsements, they dropped me overnight and that amounted to a loss of Rs 30-40 crore per year..."

"But I am free and nothing should stop me from saying what I want definitely not agenda-driven multinational companies and their corporate brand heads who hate India it's culture and integrity......"

Black magic woman?

Does Kangana really practice black magic?

TNN | Apr 28, 2016 The Times of India

Well, her ex-boyfriend surely believes so. In an interview to DNA, he has let out some spine-chilling details about the 'Queen' actress Kangana Ranaut. He being a metropolitan guy could have never believed in it but he had to believe otherwise. he narrates the series of incidents that led him to buy into it. "One day Kangana called me at home in the night to do some puja. I reached at 11.30 pm as the puja was to start at 12. She had a small guest room in her apartment and she had covered it in black, including black curtains. There were some random statues of God, fire all around, some scary things kept puja. She asked me to chant some mantras, and locked me in. I was terrified. I didn't do it and I came out and told her that I had. Then she started taking me to Pallavi frequently. One day, Pallavi said go to the graveyard at 12 am and throw these certain things. I was chilled to the bone! I didn't go."

I have no grudges against Kangana: Adhyayan Suman

This obviously was a cause of worry for his parents. He added,"My mother was very worried and she called the family's Panditji to come home and meet me. The first thing he asked me was: "Khana banati hai tumhare liye?" When I said yes, he said, "Apna impure blood milati hai khaane mein black magic ke liye. Being a metropolitan kid studying in London and New York, I was always away from things like astrology and black magic. I remember going to my Tarot reader after she started making me doing pujas. She told me she sensed a woman from pahadi region doing black magic on me. I knew only one person back then, my girlfriend Kangana, who used to go to Himachal for certain pujas there. My Tarot reader said she saw something really bad happening and warned me to get out of the relationship.

She told me, "You feel you want to come out of it and every time you make a decision of wanting to come out, you fail and are back at it again." I would tell people who said anything negative about her to f*** off. The physical violence had become so frequent in my relationship with her that any other guy would have hit her back. But I couldn't. Every time I was hit, I wanted to retaliate but my hands would just stop. I was scared as hell. I would cry to my PR every single night. I would drive down Marine Drive with a bottle of scotch on my lap, drunk. I got into a phase where I could not accept reality and thought it was better to be perpetually drunk all the time. I had reached a stage where I would have either died because of an overdose of alcohol or gone mental. My mom prayed a lot for me.

The same Pandit later on came on Salman's Dus Ka Dum also and he looked at Kangana in the middle of the show and said "Aap Pisachini (demoness) hai." She treated it as if it was a joke. It's there on national TV. My career stopped completely. I had a successful film 'Raaz 2' behind me but nobody wanted to talk about me. I started seeing this decline. My films were shutting down while she was achieving more success. Even talking about it scares me now..."

Thus spake Kangana Ranaut'

Kangana Ranaut's boldest statements March 23, 2017 | IndiaTimes/ The Times of India

After Kangana called Karan Johar the “flag bearer of nepotism” on his chat show, Karan shot back saying that he was fed up of seeing her play the ‘woman card’ and the ‘victim card’ and that if the actress had such a problem with the way Bollywood functions, she should think about quitting it.

Kangana, in conversation with Mumbai Mirror, she said, “Why is he trying to shame a woman for being a woman? What is this about the 'woman card' and the 'victim card'? This kind of talk is demeaning to all women, particularly the vulnerable because they are the ones who really need to use them. The 'woman card' might not help you become a Wimbledon champ, or win Olympic medals, or bag National awards. It might not even land you a job, but it can get a pregnant woman who feels her water is about to break a 'ladies' seat on a crowded bus. It can be used as a cry for help when you sense a threat. The same goes for the 'victim card', which women like my sister, Rangoli, who is a victim of an acid attack, can use while fighting for justice in court.”

She also added that she played the ‘badass card’ on his show and not the ‘victim card’ as he had mentioned. Kangana landed the final blow by saying that the industry is not a small studio given to Karan by his father and that KJo is “nobody” to tell her to leave it.

On her alleged affair with heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, which ultimately led to a nasty court battle.

In a recent interview with a portal, Kangana was asked about her views on the same and trust her to be unabashed about it. Admitting that it was only a matter of time before the matter came out in the open, Kangana said that “being naked” and revealing her stance to everyone has brought her closer to people.

The ‘Rangoon’ star went on to say that she has become “besharam” now. Kangana added that people continue to love her even when she is “a psychopath, wh**e, witch or a cheat”, and continue to respect her, which she considers an achievement. It is their love and respect that make her feel like she has finally arrived in the industry.

Trust Kangana Ranaut to speak her mind without a trace of doubt even when in public. The firebrand actress was completely nonchalant as she clarified her stand in the Hrithik issue. She said she was under feminist pressure to tell the world the sob story that she had. But she didn’t do so as she was in a consensual equation with an individual and she was capable of dealing with the stuff. While she never once did name Hrithik, the reference was evident. She further said that she does not want him to acknowledge their relationship in public anymore, and nor does she believe in keeping, sperm panties and gifts as ‘potential evidence for the future when he is trying to escape or say no.’ She believes that if any individual wants nothing to do with her and feels ashamed of her, to get rid of her, the only thing she will say to that individual is goodbye.

In a recent interview to Mumbai Mirror, the 'Queen' actress revealed how the entire legal brouhaha had taken a toll on her. "The last two months have been nerve-wracking. It came at a time when I had begun to question my own identity, doubt my achievements. It is my 10th year in the industry where I've made a place for myself on my own. I feel like I have been given another life."

On being asked about her beliefs, she said that she is an ardent Hindu and a staunch believer of Swami Vivekananda's teachings, the Gita, the Sanatan Dharma - and quantum physics. She also said that she feels extremely hurt when people have zero tolerance for other's religious beliefs. She said, "When people show a kind of xenophobia to others' religious practices and call them names and give them a bad light, that hurts. You know, within this country, we have so much shame and blame when it comes to religious practices. Why not? I'm very proud to be Hindu, I do puja, I do Navaratra puja in my house, Durga Maa's paath is essential, and I do upvaas also. So like I said, I love Sanatan and life is incomplete without the four yoga teachings of Swami Vivekananda. But nobody wants to talk about it."

Although Kangana's family is delighted right now, it wasn't the case when she was born.

I was a pain, not the kind of child an Indian parent would like to have'

Kangana quipped, "I have struggled for the last 10 years." Talking of her initial days of struggle, the actress was quoted in an IANS report as saying that, “It was no fairytale. I was nothing like I am today – I couldn’t speak a word of English. In England, people might be understanding of that, but in Mumbai if you don’t speak English, people would ask 'How does she expect to work in Hindi films?' Today I am who I am because my understanding of myself never changed.” Having grown up in a small town, Kangana asserts that as a girl she was at odds with Indian culture. "Perhaps the only expectation is that you grow up as a presentable young woman and get a decent spouse. I was a pain, not the kind of child an Indian parent would like to have," Kangana confessed.

Kangana Ranaut : “Meri cleavage na kisiko dikh jaaye, bachaa lo mujhe”

In a recent interview, the Queen of Bollywood Kangana Ranaut revealed some hilarious details on shooting some intimate scenes for the film Katti Batti. Kangana said that she reacts to an intimate scene as soon as she reads it. If she’s convinced about it and if she’s gets her character right, then it simply flows through. The bold actress also mentioned that as soon as she completes an intimate scene she does not go like ‘shawl kahan hai meri izzat bachaa lo! meri cleavage na kisiko dikh jaaye, bachaa lo mujhe!’

Kangana Ranaut's advce on break-ups

In a recent interview with Movies.ndtv.com, Kangana doled out some sound advice on going about with a break-up. The actress was quoted in the report revealing her classic break up line, Kangana said that while saying a good bye one should mention that they were on a charity project. She was further quoted in the report saying that one should binge on sugar and salt to flush everything out of their system.

In some recent interviews and media interactions, Kangana has stressed a lot on the unhealthy competition prevailing in Bollywood. She mentioned that her colleagues are conspiring against her and trying to pull her down. She also stated that other actresses, who are her contemporaries, have had no growth in whatever platform they were launched. According to a report on Pinkvilla.com these statements haven't gone down well with Bollywood actress Divya Dutta who tweeted "Did she really say that. Only one gets the oppurtunity to get the right thing at the right time. Be grateful coz there's a lot of talent around."

Kangana Ranaut plans to write an autobiography

She also frankly discusses the dark, dingy side of the tinsel town and her experience as a newcomer here. She reveals that hers was a journey of a thousand miles and that she didn’t fly first class into Mumbai. She had travelled in buses, taxis and trains, and even walked a lot. She further reveals that she had slept on the pavement, because she didn’t have a house. The daring actress boldy opened up how she was caught in traps and that she lodged police complaints against people. She claims to have seen the ugly side. However she very happily compares her past with her present saying that on the other hand she has also been awarded by the President twice, and that she is the highest-paid actress today.

Highest-paid actress Kangana Ranaut feels her fee is justified

Actress Kangana Ranaut, who is reportedly currently Bollywood’s highest-paid actress, says that her fee is justified. Rumours are rife that post the success of Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Kangana has signed a film for a whopping Rs 11 crore. At an event, Kangana was asked as to how did she feel being tagged as the highest-paid actress to which, Kangana replied, “I think the kind of roles or films I do it literally takes a year… so, I think it is justified.”

'Amitabh Bachchan is very childlike on the sets'

Kangana is a confident girl but admits to an attack of nerves when she recently shot for a commercial with Amitabh Bachchan. “It can get really nerve-racking when someone thinks so highly of you as a performer and has so much regard for you. I confided to Raju sir (Rajkumar Hirani) that I have never been so nervous working with any other actor. But Mr Bachchan, he's very childlike on the sets, he chats up everyone and that relaxed me. I hope some day we get to do a film together. Even Raju sir is keen to work with me and we're looking at scripts," she said.

Lashing out at journalists

Kangana Ranaut has not just come a long way on the career front but has also matured in real life. Setting an example of how to deal with media, Kangana gave a journalist a befitting reply on being asked a strange question during the promotions of her film Tanu Weds Manu Returns. When asked on which song she will dance at Ranbir Kapoor or Virat Kohli’s wedding, the Queen actress instantly burst into laughter and then went ahead to answer the media person. She asked the journalist, “Kya aap meri khilli udaa rahe hain? Main kya seedhi saadhi lagti hu aapko? Kuch bhi answer dungi kya?" (Are you making fun of me? Do I look naïve to you? Will I answer anything you ask?)

Refusing to endorse fairness creams

Kangana was offered a whopping Rs 2 crore deal to endorse a fairness cream but she turned down the offer. Talking to Hindustantimes.com, she clarified that she never understood the concept of fairness and that she did not want to set a bad example for the youth by endorsing a fairness cream brand. She added that even her sister, Rangoli, is dusky, yet beautiful and going ahead with this deal would mean that she was insulting her.

Strained relationships and heartbreak

In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, the Queen actress made a pretty bold statement when asked about her relationship status. She said, "It's good when you're in one (relationship) and not bad when you're not. Right now I'm not but I enjoy my time alone. Being in control of your libido is the best thing that can happen to you. I know the pain of a break-up, what it's like to be without work and food, to fail repeatedly. Some days I asked myself why I was the 'unlucky one'. But I didn't lose heart even when I was left with a broken heart. My troubles have made me a better person."

Wedding and marriage plans

The actress also asserted that one should not enter into wedlock due to any social pressure. “It (marriage) is an individual choice… whether he or she wants to get married or not. I believe it should be a choice and not a compulsion. I think we should not pressurise girls or boys for their future, marriage or anything. What do you want to become in life, do you want to get married, how do you want to live," the report quoted Kangana. “I think these things should not be forced upon due to society, as future of both the parties is spoiled. So one should get married when one feels like and not due to social pressure,” added the actress.

Gender equality in the film industry or the lack of it

Kangana Ranaut, who had won a National Award for her performance in Queen, says she will ensure someday that the wage disparity between men and women is bridged. According to a report on Movies.NDTV.com, the actress was quoted saying that that few people were trying like her and that it was still a very male dominated industry and that she was hopeful that at some point the pay between male and female actors would be equal and that she would ensure it.

Being an A-lister in B-grade films

Kangana Ranaut knows her worth and does not mince her words while putting it across. "When you are doing larger-than-life films with superstars, you don't get equal opportunities. Roles are written for them because the audience goes to watch them. But I want a role which is of equal importance," she said in an interview with Mumbai Mirror. She further added, "At 18, I wanted to work with the creme-de-la-creme because I thought that was the only way to be successful. But I don't think any A-lister has done as many B-grade films as I have. Today, all I want is 50:50 on paper."


  • 2006: Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Female for Gangster
  • 2007: GIFA Best Female Debut Award for Gangster
  • 2007: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for Gangster
  • 2007: Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow - Female for Gangster
  • 2007: Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut for Gangster
  • 2007: IIFA Star debut for Gangster
  • 2007: AIFA Awards, Best Debut - Female for Gangster
  • 2007: Bollywood Movie Award - Best Female Debut for Gangster
  • 2008: Stardust Breakthrough Performance Award (Female) for Life In A... Metro
  • 2014: Filmfare award for Best Actor (Female) for Queen
  • 2016: National Film Award for Best Actress · Tanu Weds Manu Returns


As an actor

2006 Gangster

2006 Woh Lamhe

2007 Life in a Metro

2007 Shakalaka Boom Boom

2008 Dhaam Dhoom

2008 Fashion

2009 Ek Niranjan

2009 Raaz: The Mystery Continues

2009 Vaada Raha... I Promise

2010 Knock Out

2010 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai

2010 Kites

2010 No Problem

2011 Double Dhamaal

2011 Miley - Naa Miley - Hum

2011 Rascals

2011 Ready

2011 Tanu Weds Manu

2011 Game

2012 Tezz

2013 Krrish 3

2013 Rajjo

2013 Shootout at Wadala

2014 I Love NY

2014 Revolver Rani

2014 Ungli

2014 Queen

2015 Tanu Weds Manu Returns

2015 Katti Batti

2017 Rangoon

2017 Simran

As a writer

2014 Queen (dialogues/ co-writer)

As a producer

2012 The Touch (Short)

As a director

2012 The Touch (Short)

See also

Rangoon (2017) (with pictures)

Private lives of Indian (Mumbai) stars

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