EXCLUSIVE: Begum Jaan Vidya Balan REACTS To Kangana Ranaut’s Nepotism Remark On Karan Johar


Vidya Balan speaks up on recent Kangana Ranaut-Karan Johar controversy

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut started off the heated debate on nepotism in the industry. It all started after Karan Johar was called the ‘flagbearer of nepotism’ by Kangana Ranaut on Koffee With Karan. This created a heated debate between Karan Johar and Kangana Ranaut. Both, Kangana and Karan were seen targeting and putting allegations at each other at different platforms since then. In a strongly worded answer, Karan Johar had said that he is done with Kangana Ranaut playing the ‘victim card and the women card’.

Recently, we asked Vidya Balan to share her thoughts on nepotism in Bollywood and if it exists in the industry. Talking EXCLUSIVELY to Business Of Cinema.com, Begum Jaan actress Vidya Balan said that it does not only exist in the industry but in the world. Each one has a different experience and that she can’t judge the issue on someone’s else experience.

Vidya Balan said, “Firstly nepotism exists in the world and not only in the industry. You know koi bhi apne logo ke baare mein pehle sochta hai…isme muje koi galat nai lagta…but having said that, I have never experienced anything such…I don’t have anyone from the film Industry but on the basis of merit and on the basis of my belief, I have come so far. But her (Kangana Ranaut) experience has been different than mine. So it does not mean that because if I didn’t have this experience, it doesn’t exist. My experience has been different and theirs different. Who is to say? I have not experienced anything such.

Well said!

Meanwhile, Vidya Balan has geared up for her much-talked upcoming film Begum Jaan.  The film is based on the backdrop of the year 1947. Begum Janna is the story of eleven women who refuse to part ways with their brothel and each other during the partition between India and Pakistan. The film also stars Chunkey Pandey and Naseeruddin Shah in the lead roles.

The movie will release in cinemas on April 14, 2017.