Kangana Ranaut, a Bollywood actress known for her outspoken social media presence, blasted ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ advertising for using ‘Chhoti Alia Bhatt’ Kiara Khanna’s viral reel.
For those who are unaware, a video of a young girl enacting one of Alia’s monologues from the film has gone viral ahead of its release.
Kangana shared a still from the viral video on her Instagram stories and said, “Should this child imitate a sex worker with a beedi in her mouth and mouth crude and obscene dialogues? Look at her body language, is it okay to sexualize her at this age ? There are hundreds of other children who are being used similarly.”
She also tagged Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani.
In another post, she wrote, “Government should take action against all the parents who are sexualizing underage children for money to promote biopic of a famous prostitute and pimp who supplied girls to former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and rose to power…request @SMRITIIRANIOFFICIALJI Minister of Women and Child development, please look into it.”
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, also stars Ajay Devgn and Vijay Raaz in a pivotal roles.
The film is slated to release in theatres on February 25, 2022.