Not only outspoken, but Kangana Ranaut is also unstoppable. Whether it is her career or voicing her opinions, Kangana live her life on her own terms. After lambasting at Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, the Manikarnika actress also spoke about Pahlaj Nihalani. While talking about her early days in Bollywood, Kangana opened up about Pahlaj Nihalani's film her character sort of 'soft-porn'.
When the producer and former CBFC chief was asked about the same, he warned the actress and said, ''she should not play with me''. Nihalani told Cineblitz, “I had spent one-and-a-half crore on that picture advertisement and shot for three songs. She did the reading post the photoshoot, but with my advertisement and the poster she got Mahesh Bhatt’s film (Gangster) and backed out of my film as she requested me to let her do Gangster as we were under a three-movie deal. She should not play with me, otherwise, I have a lot of things to play with her.”
Nihalani further added that it was never a ''porn'' film as he is not interested in making such kind of movies. He clarified that it was on the lines of Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu starrer Cheeni Kum. It was a youth film; she was married in that movie. I had approached Amitabh Bachchan for that role. It was on the lines of Cheeni Kum. I gave the narration to Amitji too; he pulled out due to him already doing something similar. It was never a porn film and neither am I interested in those kinds of movies,” he said.
For unversed, Kangana in an interview had told Mid-Day, “The fact that people met, and promised to guide and help me, but then I was put under house-arrest. And then Pahlaj Nihalani had offered me a film called I Love You Boss. They had a photoshoot where they gave me a robe to wear, and no undergarments. So I just had a satin robe for a show-girl pose, from which I had to stick my leg out, coming out of darkness.”
Calling the role a soft-porn character, she added, “They should at least have given some tapes. I was supposed to play a young girl lusting after her middle-aged boss. So it was a soft-porn sort of character. And I had this epiphany that I can’t do this. I felt like this is exactly what my parents were talking about. I actually went through the photo shoot, but then I disappeared. I changed my number.
On the professional front, Kangana is currently basking in the success of her last release Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. The movie which was based on freedom fighter Rani Laxmibai performed well at the box office. She will next be seen in Ashiwi Iyer Tiwari's Panga and Jayalalithaa biopic titled Thalaivi.