Actor Kangana Ranaut has again talked about the #MeToo movement that had many women calling out influential names from the film industry. The actress has said that the movement definitely brought a change in the industry and men today are more cautious in their behaviour. Kangana is currently promoting her upcoming film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and during one such promotional interview, she talked to a daily and opened up on #MeToo, working with Ashiwny Iyer Tiwari and more.
Talking to The Indian Express, she said it’s good to see criminal proceedings are being done against many sexual offenders “But the good thing is that in the light of all of this people have become absolutely cautious of their behaviour, their conduct, and obviously a person will think 10 times before humiliating anyone and violating their human rights.”
She also said that industry needs more female film directors and said, “I wouldn’t say the proportion is coming to some balance but you see a lot more women directors.” Kangana added, “My experience of Panga with Ashwiny (Iyer Tiwari) is very different than working with a male director. It’s just the comfort level is very high. That will always be the case. With a male director there are so many levels of breaking the ice but with a woman director it’s just a gender-based thing.”
Kangana is all geared up for the release of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. The film is jointly directed by her and Krish. Talking about directing the film, she told the daily, “I always meant to direct a film. I think it’s been 4-5 years since I’ve been meaning to direct, so when this opportunity came about I had to take it.” The film is slated for release on January 25 while facing a Box Office clash with actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Thackeray.