Keep your mouth shut: Shekhar Suman to Kangana

Shekhar Suman really knows how to make hay while the sun shines. After calling Kangana Ranaut a ‘cocained actress’ after her latest flim ‘Rangoon’ flopped, the 54-year-old actor has now got another chance in the war-of-words between the ‘Queen’ actress and filmmaker Karan Johar.

It is well known that Shekhar Suman doesn’t see eye-to-eye with Kangana, who once dated his son Adhyayan Suman. He had lashed out at the actress during her public tiff with Hrithik Roshan, and now has commented on her fall-out with Karan.

"She (Kangana) should just keep her mouth shut, and let her work speak for herself. If you are a failure, then you should have a dignity to come forward and say I have failed miserably. You don’t always have to shout on the rooftop and say what you have done. The best thing is to just be and keep your mouth shut,” Shekhar told Bollywood Life, commenting on the Kangana-KJo controversy.

The ‘Movers & Shakers’ host who is currently shooting for his comeback film ‘Bhoomi’ starring Sanjay Dutt, further said, "I don’t like these weeping women and women who cry to everyone claiming that they were victimised, traumatised, agonised and all that. Otherwise, when you are talking about equality, everybody is in the same line. But some women save their cards conveniently. You become a woman and a man according to your convenience. You say that you are the hero of the film and not the heroine.”

“It is quite irritating to see these blubbering women who get all the support in the world from the Internet. This is manufactured and fake feminism and beyond a point it is irritating. These women talk about their achievements and struggles, what the hell everyone is an achiever here,” Shekhar Suman added.

The whole controversy began when Kangana called Karan “a snooty, flag-bearer of nepotism, who was intolerant to outsiders in the film industry,” while also hinting that he is running a ‘movie mafia’. She said this on Karan’s show ‘Koffee with Karan 5’, where the actress appeared with her ‘Rangoon’ co-star Saif Ali Khan to promote the film.

Miffed with Kangana’s comments, Karan said she was playing the woman and victim card and asked her to leave the film industry if she finds it so bad. He also questioned about her understanding of the word ‘nepotism’. “I am done! You (Kangana) cannot be this victim every time and have a sad story to tell about how you’ve been terrorised by the bad world of the industry … leave it,” Karan had said on the sidelines of an event at the London School of Economics recently.

In response, the three-time National Award winning actress in an interview with Mumbai Mirror said that she played the ‘badass card’ and that she is fighting male chauvinism. Kangana also lashed out at the ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ maker saying that he doesn’t own Bollywood. “The Indian film industry is not a small studio given to Karan by his father. The industry belongs to every Indian and is highly recommended for outsiders like me whose parents were too poor to give me a formal training. I learnt on the job and got paid for it, using the money to educate myself in New York. He is nobody to tell me to leave it. I'm definitely not going anywhere, Mr Johar," Kangana said.