Kangana Ranaut made comments to Zoya Akhtar’s film Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt saying Sushant Singh Rajput’s Chhichhore deserved more appreciation.
In an interview by India Today TV, Zoya Akhtar, who was joined by her father Javed Akhtar and brother Farhan Akhtar, mentioned how Kangana’s criticism did not bother her.
Gully Boy was also selected as India’s bona fide entry for the 2020 Oscars, has won 15 Filmfares and a total of over 30 awards. “She has gone on every platform and basically said that she does not like my work, so I shouldn’t be putting her in that position,” says Zoya.
On being asked whether Kangana’s statements on the film troubled her, Zoya responded saying, “Not at all, because I didn’t go for the award ceremonies, for starters, and it’s not important. She herself has boycotted the awards, so I don’t know why she keeps talking about them.”
Zoya also mentions how she isn’t and can’t get offended. “You make a film and everybody is entitled to their opinion, and they are entitled to share this opinion because we are still a democracy. I can’t get offended. I have chosen to be here and do this work, and there will be people who don’t like my work and there are people that like my work, and it’s fine.”
“If I have money, I am putting money on my son, this is nepotism? Then every industry there is nepotism. If I am a barber and I have a barbershop, am I going to leave it to my son or am I going to leave it to the best barber in the city? And that’s the bottom line,” Zoya concludes, talking about nepotism and its existence everywhere.
Source: Hindustan Times