Kangana takes digs at Karan Johar on ‘Koffee with Karan 5’


Kangana Ranaut is known for her outrightness and she has proved it once again on ‘Koffee with Karan 5’, where she didn’t spare even host Karan Johar. The ‘Queen’ actress appeared on the show with Saif Ali Khan to promote their upcoming film ‘Rangoon’, while co-star Shahid Kapoor briefly joined the duo for a ‘Koffee Surprise’.

Karan introduced the two-time National Award winning actress saying that he is a fan of Kangana’s performance, the actress thanked him with a tongue-in-comment. “If it wasn't for your rejections and mocking and all those... of course you made fun of my English on this and you made fun of everything... Somewhere these things do drive you,” Kangna said.

The show’s ‘rapid fire round’ often poses celebrity guests with a question to rank the five female actors, and Kangana’s name, apparently, never featured in their lists. When Karan asked the actress if she was bothered that some of her colleagues still don’t recognize her despite delivering a Rs. 150 crore hit in ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’, Kangana replied, “No, I don't seek it from people like Karan Johar for sure. There are people I look up to and who can make a difference by simply acknowledging and appreciating you work.”

In this regard, Kangana mentioned the name ‘Rangoon’ director Vishal Bhardwaj. She recalled the time she met the filmmaker in Paris and expressed a desire to work with him, and he surprised her by showing "a very fierce picture" of hers and calling it 'This is my Julia' (Kangana’s character in ‘Rangoon’).

Kangana also clarified her stand on a certain statement in Karan’s recently released biography ‘An Unsuitable Boy’. In the book, Karan has referred to a her as "a great actress" who has "made a branding out of her absence...People have a magnificent presence; she has a magnificent absence."

"I don't get it. Is it a jibe or a compliment? Is the absence because I'm missing from his parties or on his gossip circle or skipping filmi parties and award shows. I don't feel I am absent," Kangana said.