Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Urmila Matondkar’s Tweet After Kangana Ranaut’s “Soft Porn Star” Attack

Actor-politician Urmila Matondkar expressed her gratitude to the “real people of India” for supporting her after being derisively called a “soft porn star” by movie star Kangana Ranaut in a television interview.

This week, Urmila Matondkar joined a growing league of film industry members who lashed out at Kangana for calling Mumbai “Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.” She also questioned her claims about all-pervasive nepotism and widespread use of illegal drugs in Bollywood.

In response, Kangana said, Matondkar, one of the biggest stars of the 90s, was a “soft porn star” who is not known for her acting. She had also taken shots at film industry veteran Jaya Bachchan who too had called her out without naming her.

MUST READ  Over 300 tourists stranded near Atal Tunnel rescued by police after snowfall

Ms Ranaut’s comments were met with criticism from the industry, with many, including frequent collaborator Ram Gopal Varma, filmmaker Anubhav Sinha and actor Swara Bhasker, hailing Ms Matondkar’s consistent “grace and dignity” throughout her career of over 25 years.

Taking to Twitter, Ms Matondkar thanked the “real people of India” for standing by her in the face of fake “propaganda”.

Others from the fraternity who came out in support of Ms Matondkar, included actors Pooja Bhatt, Sayani Gupta and screenwriter Kanika Dhillon.

MUST READ  Deepika likely to be summoned by NCB today over alleged drugs link

In an interview to NDTV, Ms Matondkar had said, “You cannot cross a certain line, speak ill of an industry that has made you everything. If some people are taking drugs or are drug addicts, you have no reason to compare it to mafia. When Kangana was not even born, Jaya ji was in the film industry. We’re talking about a lady here (Jaya Bachchan) who has herself been an icon. Which part of Indian culture tells you to lash out at people like this?”

MUST READ  Kangana Ranaut case: Court says no bias shown by judge to Javed Akhtar

 

Latest news

Audio rights of ‘Banaras’ sold to T- Series and Lahari Music for big price

The much hyped magnum opus, director Jayathirtha's film “Banaras” has notched up a new high after its audio rights were acquired by T-Series and...

Scholarships available to become qualified practicing interpreters

Scholarship applications are now open for people who speak in-demand languages to become qualified practicing interpreters. Minister for Multiculturalism Natalie Ward said the NSW Interpreter...

Project Remediate: First cladding removed from Darlington apartment block 

The NSW Government’s billion dollar cladding remediation program, Project Remediate, has reached a significant milestone with the first cladding removed for investigation from a...

Pandemic-specific laws to be made to ensure covid lessons learnt

The Victorian Government will introduce news laws that provide a clear and streamlined framework for managing volatile and long pandemics such as COVID-19 –...

Related news

Audio rights of ‘Banaras’ sold to T- Series and Lahari Music for big price

The much hyped magnum opus, director Jayathirtha's film “Banaras” has notched up a new high after its audio rights were acquired by T-Series and...
MUST READ  Kangana Ranaut on Trudeau's freedom of expression remark: We don’t live in an ideal world

Scholarships available to become qualified practicing interpreters

Scholarship applications are now open for people who speak in-demand languages to become qualified practicing interpreters. Minister for Multiculturalism Natalie Ward said the NSW Interpreter...

Project Remediate: First cladding removed from Darlington apartment block 

The NSW Government’s billion dollar cladding remediation program, Project Remediate, has reached a significant milestone with the first cladding removed for investigation from a...

Pandemic-specific laws to be made to ensure covid lessons learnt

The Victorian Government will introduce news laws that provide a clear and streamlined framework for managing volatile and long pandemics such as COVID-19 –...

“Guerin’s behaviour risked damaging the integrity of Victoria Police”

The release of IBAC’s special report into Operation Turon, the investigation into alleged police misconduct of then Assistant Commissioner Mr Brett Guerin, should send...

Australia plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050

The Morrison Government will act in a practical, responsible way to deliver net zero emissions by 2050 while preserving Australian jobs and generating new...

‘Ishq Da Rog’ song touching hearts of audience

This heart melting song is touted to be the "love anthem" of the year. The song is high on its musical richness, its subtlety...

NSW govt doubled funds this year to promote Aboriginal businesses

The NSW Government is delivering on its promise to increase opportunities for Aboriginal businesses with an 89 per cent increase in the NSW Government’s...