After the sudden demise of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, there is a debate on nepotism started in film industry. Actress Kangana Ranaut has been raising her voice on this issue for long time. Post Sushant’s demise, she had come forward and released a video wherein she claimed that Sushant’s death did wake people up, but she also mentioned that there were many who were running a different narrative to call him depressed. She even called out award shows for not acknowledging his films. Post that, rumours were that Kangana will be summoned by the Mumbai Police in Sushant’s case investigation.
Kangana had talked about the pressure and rejection he was facing from Bollywood and the media. She had bashed journalists for writing blind items on celebrities without taking names. She also questioned whether Sushant Singh Rajput’s death was a “suicide or a planned murder”.
The actress has now said that if she cannot prove the claims she has made, she’ll return the honour bestowed upon her by the Indian government.
“They (Mumbai Police) summoned me, and I asked them too, that I’m in Manali, that you can send somebody to take my statement, but I have not received anything after that. I am telling you, if I have said anything, which I can’t testify, which I can’t prove, and which is not in public domain, I will return my Padma Shri,” Kangana told Republic TV.
“I don’t deserve it. I am not that person who will go on record (to make such statements), and everything that I have said is in public domain,” she added.
Kangana continued, “Tomorrow, needy outsiders like Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhasker will get up and say that they love this industry. I am only saying if you love this industry and if you love Karan Johar, then why are you not getting work like Alia or Ananya? Their whole existence is proof of nepotism. There will be articles that will make me look like a mad person after this, I know.”
Earlier this month, Kangana’s team had denied that the actress was called in by the Mumbai Police. Her team had tweeted on July 2, “Ms #KanganaRanaut hasn’t received any such request from @MumbaiPolice yet, but as and when she does, she is more than willing to co-operate.”