On of the biggest scandals in Bollywood in 2016 was the Kangana Ranaut-Hrithik Roshan (super public) spat. We, like most people, thought that the story was over, at least for now, but at a recent event, Kangana spoke about it again, as reported by Indian Express. Excerpts:
Talking about the incident, she said, “Something in me, which has been the cause of all controversies, is urging me to say this. The voice inside me is saying don’t do this but it would be unfair to share such an important aspect of my life today. The world knows me as an achiever and the world gives more importance to my achievements but, for me, the most important thing about my personality is that I see myself as a lover. If I am a fan of any aspect of myself, then it is the ability to love and to be able to stay in love even though the other (person) doesn’t really feel the same thing.”
“There was this young girl in the mountains. Extremely brave, naive, impractical, and stubborn. This girl, when she was walking, she saw a picture of a man, and she fell is love with him. And that picture led her to cross oceans, deserts, mountains, and landscapes. She is standing under the stars with this man, and he kisses her, and he says, 'I love you.' The worlds meet, and it becomes a trap between the real world, and the world which was supposed to be future, and (had) to be reached. But, one manages to reach there. What happens is that this man says that she is not a normal girl, she has a lot of fire in her belly. And she isn’t even a woman, she is a lion. So, the man gets scared of this woman, and that’s when the whole love story becomes a tragedy,” she added, all the while talking about herself in third person.
She also said, “But, the thing is I cannot help if I have fire in my belly. To make myself worthy of an individual or my lover, I have crossed mental landscapes, human landscapes, and all sort of distances covered. But, what happens when these worlds meet and you are faced with extreme brutality? I am saying this because people have seen how I have put up a strong front to fight, but nobody has seen what I feel as a woman when I am subjected to that kind of brutality, (like) the letters that I might have written were brutally exposed to the world. How did I feel as a human being, because every letter that you’ve written to your lover holds a lot of vulnerability? You are exposing a part of your soul, not to the world but to an individual. I felt extremely naked in front of the world. I cried for nights in my room. People made fun of me. But, I never answered to that brutality in the same spirit. I think that makes me see myself as a winner. I can’t help it if I am not good enough for an individual, but what’s not justifiable is to make fun of a woman’s vulnerabilities and embarrass her for her desires. As far as the letters are concerned, I’ve gone ahead and told my side of the story, but the only thing I want to say is, "Jinko duniya ki nigaaho se chupa kar rakha, jinko ek umar kaleje se laga ke rakha. Teri khushboo mein base khat main jalata kaise, pyar main doobe hue khat main jalaata kaise?”