Many applauded Kangana Ranaut for her exemplary performance in the movie ‘Thalaivii’. For the honest portrayal, Kangana not only gained a lot of weight but also learned Tamil. To honor her great performance, Filmfare nominated her in the best actress category and extended an invite to her to attend the award function. But, Kangana has called out Filmfare magazine for being unethical and corrupt.
Kangana Calling Out Filmfare For Being Corrupt & Unethical
Taking to Instagram stories, Kangana said that she was shocked to get multiple calls from the magazine that wanted to give her an award even though she has banned them in 2014.
In her Instagram post, she wrote how back in 2013, the magazine told her that if she doesn’t attend their award show, she won’t get any awards. And then, she had reverted to them that she won’t ever attend it. Despite this, ‘What is the purpose of the nomination?’ she asked. Here are the screenshots of her Instagram stories:
After Kangana called Filmfare corrupt and shamed them for inviting her to the award show, the magazine finally withdrew her ‘best actress nomination’. In response to their act of withdrawing her nomination, the actor wrote that her fight against the corrupt system is not over and she will sue Filmfare Awards
Filmfare Reactions To Kangana’s Accusation
Even Filmfare reacted to Kangana’s social media stories with a lengthy write-up. They mentioned how they are pained to be subjected to unwarranted malicious remarks by Kangana Ranaut.
“For over six decades, Filmfare Awards, and Filmfare, at large, has been a platform that celebrates and honours talent in the Film industry impartially and with utmost transparency. It is our strong ethic that has helped us in gaining the trust of our audiences and the film industry. As is customary during the awards, Filmfare’s Executive Editor informed Ms. Ranaut about her nomination in the Best Actor in a Leading Role, Female category and asked for her address to send across the invitation.”
They further added that their awards are awarded irrespective of the fact that a nominee attends or performs at the function. “This is a patently false accusation being made by Ms. Ranaut. Our invitation to her was our effort in bringing together everyone in a collective celebration of what brings this nation together, i.e. Indian Cinema. Filmfare Awards are a celebration of cinematic excellence and are awarded irrespective of the fact that a nominee attends or performs at the function. Further, Ms. Ranaut, a 5-time Filmfare Awardee was given the award twice in absentia (2014 & 2015). Despite knowing that she would neither attend nor perform.”, Filmfare mentioned in the statement
How Internet Reacted To Kangana Vs. Filmfare Saga
After the posts went viral, many netizens came to Reddit to discuss the issue. While some mentioned that Kangana could stop stirring controversies and focus on her acting skills, there were many who did doubt Filmfare for being ethical and unbiased. Here’s what people said: