Undoubtedly, nepotism became one of the hottest and controversial topics of the year in Bollywood, courtesy Kangana Ranaut. It became a hot topic of debate after Kangana labelled Karan Johar as 'flag bearer of nepotism' on his chat show, Koffee With Karan. Since then, each and every actor of B-town was asked about the same. The recent to speak after the longest time is none other than Salman Khan.
The actor was asked about the debate over industry being unfair to the outsiders at an event, to which Salman replied saying, “I got to know the meaning of it only after Kangana talked about nepotism. (Ab jaake nepotism ka matlab pata chala jab Kangana ne nepotism ke baare mein baat ki hai.)
Earlier Karan Johar had come under a lot of fire for his nepotism barbs at Kangana Ranaut at the IIFA Awards in New York for which he had to apologise too.
On the work front, Kangana is currently gearing up for the release of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi. Recent images from the sets of the film proved that Kangana is crossing every milestone to be a part of this period drama.
The actress who is training rigorously for the film was also injured on the sets twice post which she was taken to the hospital.
Kangana's period drama will also mark of the debut of Deepika Padukone's ex Nihaar Pandya and television actress Ankita Lokhande.
While Ankita will be essaying the role of Jhalakbari Bai who was supposed to be a close friend of the queen of Jhansi, Nihaar, on the other hand, will play the role of Bajirao the second.
Manikarnika, directed by Krish Jagarlamudi and produced by Kamal Jain and Zee Studios and will release on April 27, 2018.
Apart from Manikarnika, Kangana is also gearing up for her directorial debut Teju in which she'll essay the role of an 80 years old woman.
She has another script written for her by ace filmmaker Shekhar Kapur.
Coming back to the comment, while Kangana has definitely given people some good thought on nepotism we wonder whether the comment was sarcastic.
Seems like only Salman Khan can tell us this.