After Hrithik stood up for Kangana without naming her, Vidya Balan spoke out in support of her too. Last week, a hashtag #characterlesskangana was trending on twitter and Hrithik said on his page, “It is characterless to judge another. Whatever may be the case. Strangle d anger. channelize love.”
Vidya was soon to join in too and said,”I really think it is none of my business to be judging anyone but I have the greatest admiration for Kangana Ranaut because she is standing up for herself. I think that it is very creditable because as woman we find it very easy to stand up for other people, our family members, our children, our husbands, parents but we rarely stand for ourselves. And she is standing up for herself so kudos to her and more power to her for that.”
Kangana recently won her third National award and professionally she’s doing very well. In a powerful interview, Kangana spoke out against the allegations made by her ex, Adhyayan Suman. She saids, ““As far as name-calling is concerned, we as women have been defending ourselves for way too long. These are thousand-year weapons that are still used against women. When they’re jealous of a woman’s success, the first thing she becomes is a daayan [witch]. If she’s crazily successful, she becomes a psychopath. If she’s sexually active, she becomes a whore. All of this is being used, and it’s really outdated. It doesn’t upset me, because I’m an artist and I’ve closely researched people who’ve dealt with mental illnesses, and I don’t find anything upsetting, gross, or degrading about fighting with a mental illness, which a certain portion of the media is trying to suggest – to humiliate a woman, you can use mental illness. It won’t work. I have played a schizophrenic, I’ve played a bipolar patient on screen… and I don’t see anything humiliating when they call me a psychopath, a bitch, or a whore. I’ve also played a whore on screen, and my close interaction with prostitutes has allowed me to be extremely empathetic to them. So it doesn’t work on me. Witches – I love Shakespeare, and like any other artist, I’m also smitten by witches, or faeries, or demons, or Gods, or mysticism, or romanticism. It doesn’t scare me. How would any of us hope to write a Harry Potter or be a Shakespeare if we instill so much fear and xenophobia in our children’s heads? We need to be a bit more open about anybody’s religious practices.”
More power to you girl!!!!