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How to lose friends and alienate people, the Kangana Ranaut way

To Kangana Ranaut - Why do Katti with your contemporaries when there is more fun in Batti?

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With all the explosive statements and disclosures that she’s making in her interviews, Kangana Ranaut is soon turning into a film journalist’s delight. (Source: AP)

With all the explosive statements and disclosures that she’s making in her interviews, Kangana Ranaut is soon turning into a film journalist’s delight. Her colleagues, though, do not share the same sentiment. Kangana has made quite a few digs at them — she has spoken about the “unhealthy competition” in B town and how people are conspiring to bring her down. Sources close to Kangana Ranaut  reveal that this was a dig at a top actress regarded as Kangana’s closest competition. Kangana’s camp insists that the top star is allegedly making a play for Kangana’s upcoming film project. “Everyone knows how Kangana has signed this big ticket Casablanca-inspired period love triangle.

She has even started her dance training for the film. So, imagine how hurt she was when she got to know that this other actress has been incessantly texting the film’s director to sign her  for the movie and how she would even do the film for free! This kind of unhealthy competition really bothers Kangana.”

While there is definitely no love lost between her and this particular rival, Kangana seems to be on a mission to lose friends and alienate people. In a recent interview to a news agency, she has managed to tick off all her contemporaries at one go by saying, “I started from ‘B grade films’ and today I’m the No 1 actress of this country… whereas other actresses, whom you might call my contemporaries, they have had no growth in whatever platform they were launched… they are still there and have not risen to another platform.”

Wait there is more. In an interview to a film magazine, when asked on whether she considers any of the actresses as competition, Kangana replied, “No, not at all! Name one actresses who could’ve played Datto or done Queen.” This time though Kangana got a direct response from Divya Dutta who slammed her by tweeting, “Did she really say that? Only one gets (the) opportunity to get the right thing at the right time.

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Be grateful because there’s a lot of talent around.”

Keep the popcorn ready, guys. As Katti Batti releases next week, there is bound to be some more Kangana-isms thrown our way (and maybe also at Divya’s way!!) And if the film clicks, then let’s just say film journalists will be super occupied. But there are a few lessons to be learnt from the Kangana opera. As the wise old filmi sage in Filmcity once told me: “It’s great to be self aware and take pride in one’s success, especially if it’s hard fought but this is showbiz, nothing lasts forever here. Every Friday the equations change and new stars are crowned. And when you are down, only goodwill sustains you. Attitude can take you places but arrogance is the biggest career-killer. And when your talent speaks then you don’t need to.”

Coming back to Kangana, why do Katti with your contemporaries when there is more fun in Batti?

harneet.singh@expressindia.com