After the furor Padmavati has been causing, Shabana Azmi drafted a petition in support of Deepika Padukone, which actresses like Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma did, even though they are not that close, proving that Bollywood is more than just its petty catfights.
What caused Kangana Ranaut to be slammed by critics was when she refused to sign this petition, and they had mean things to say about her. Some cited that the reason was their trivial differences while some others called her a bad feminist and some even said that she’s supporting the Rajputs by not choosing to sign it.
However, she has recently been quoted saying, “I am on the fence about many things and being a part of a feminist movement called ‘Deepika bachao’ lead by someone who character assassinated me when I was bullied, seems to be one of them.”
Kangana seems to be having a problem with Shabana Azmi’s involvement in the petition, and by ‘character-shaming’, she is referring to the derogatory and bashful statements Shabana had made against Kangana during the Hrithik-Kangana controversy that happened a few months ago. She also said that she’s wary of Shabana’s political leanings and chooses not to interfere with it.
“I was filming Manikarnika in Jodhpur, got a call from my dear friend Anushka Sharma to sign the petition written by Ms Shabana Azmi, I explained to Anushka that Deepika Padukone has all my support but I am a bit wary of Shabana Azmi’s investment in left wing vs right wing politics,” Kangana was quoted saying. She also said that she was an individual perfectly capable of supporting who she likes without anyone’s support.
Kangana thus proved that Bollywood friendships are really complicated and are more than what meets the eye!