A small clip from Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi has been shared widely and people on social media are using to mock the actress blaming her for not putting enough efforts in her role. After Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel took the trolls head on, actors Anupam Kher and Paresh Rawal too came in support of the actress. Now, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has shared his views on the same. While talking to an entertainment portal, the Fashion director said that he doesn’t understand why people are making a fuss about a mechanical horse since such technologies are being used in many films across the world. He said it’s unfortunate that people have forgotten Kangana’s previously leaked picture in which she was actually seen practicing horse riding at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse.
Bhandarkar was quoted buy Pinkvilla saying, “I think this is absolutely a non-issue for this kind of thing getting leaked on the social media. Because every actor, they do special effects or they have stunt duplicate which can be used. It is not from now. It is being done from ages. It is not only in India but all over the world.”
He added, “Kangana definitely has ridden the horse in the film. But there are close up shots..and you have to take care of that and shoot in that manner also. People don’t understand technicalities about it. There is nothing to mock about it.”
The popular director went on to say that people talk about women empowerment but try to pull down a woman for her sincere hardwork and talent. He said, “A lot of people who talk about women empowerment, but this is not a way to mock an actress. She is a talented actress and she has carried a film on her shoulders on her own. The film has been appreciated a lot and then suddenly a video comes and people start mocking on social media.”
Earlier, tweeting in favour of Kangana, Kher wrote, “How much venom this man has against a self made actress #KanganaRanaut!! This is called ‘acting’ idiot. Actors all over the world do that. That is their job. She will be remembered for decades for her hard work in movies. While you got your fifteen minute fame by using her name.” (sic)
Paresh Rawal shared Kher’s tweet and added, “According to these dimwits and pinheads they believe that Superman and Batman in Hollywood films are actually flying and it’s not some camera trick or computer-generated effects…!” (sic)