Kangana Ranaut breaks silence on black magic allegations

Kangana Ranaut who is amidst a murky legal brawl with Hrithik Roshan, faced several allegations in the recent past. She broke her silence on the allegations against her by her former boyfriend Adhyayan Suman who said that she practised black magic on him.

In an interview to a leading news channel, the ‘Queen’ actress revealed that she too is shocked and overwhelmed by the recent developments in her life. Reacting to Adhyayan’s accusation that she performed black magic on him, Kangana said, “As far as name-calling is concerned, we as women have been defending ourselves for way too long. These are thousand-year-old weapons that are still used against women. When they’re jealous of a woman’s success, the first thing she becomes is a daayan. If she’s crazily successful, she becomes a psychopath. If she’s sexually active, she becomes a whore.”

Speaking about allegations of being bipolar or schizophrenic, or having the Asperger’s Syndrome (as alleged by Hrithik), the three times National Awarding actress said, “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 instil so much fear and xenophobia in our children’s heads? We need to be a bit more open about anybody’s religious practices,” Kangana said in the interview.