Kangana Ranaut Threatens Filmfare After Being Nominated As Best Actress, Filmfare Hits Back To It With Facts

Kangana Ranaut questioned Filmfare for nominating her as Best Actress and blamed the awards show for Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide

Recently Bollywood Actress Kangana Ranaut has been nominated by Filmfare for the Best Actress award for her performance in Thalaivii at the upcoming 67th Filmfare Awards 2022 scheduled on August 30. Instead of celebrating her nomination, the actress has lashed out at the magazine and called the awards show ‘unethical, corrupt, and totally unfair practices’.

She wrote on her Instagram Story, “Back in 2013 @filmfare clearly told me that if I don’t attend their award show or dance on the stage I won’t get awards and I made it clear to them back in 2013 that I will never attend anything which is morally deprived and unethical so when they know I won’t attend and as a policy, they won’t give awards to those who don’t attend so why nominations? What is the purpose of nominations? Making desperate blackmailing calls to attend the awards after pitted against mediocre work…what is the purpose of all this?”

In her another Instagram Story, she blamed these award shows for Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide and wrote, “My work is worship for me. I gained 20 kg weight for Thalaivii, got high cholesterol and borderline thyroid as well, I learnt Bharatnatyam and Tamil for two years, my craft is not for creativity poor, morally corrupt, unethical bunch of mafia clowns to exploit. Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide, he too blamed these corrupt award shows and magazine giants who operate on movie mafia guidelines. Enough is enough. I have decided not to let them exploit my work.”

Earlier in the day, the actress had written that she plans to sue Filmfare and tagged its official account, and posted, “I’ve banned unethical, corrupt and totally unfair practices like @filmfare since 2014, but since I have been getting many calls from them for attending their award function this year as they want to give me award for Thalaivii. I am shocked to know that they are still nominating me. It is beneath my dignity, work ethics, and value system to encourage such corrupt practices in anyway, that is why I have decided to sue @filmfare..thanks”.

The Filmfare Awards replied to Kangana and posted their Instagram story saying, ‘It pains us at Filmfare, today, to be subjected to unwarranted malicious remarks by Ms. Kangana Ranaut. For over six decades, Filmfare Awards, and Filmfare, at large, has been a platform that celebrates and honours talent in the Film industry impartially and with utmost transparency. It is our strong ethic that has helped us in gaining the trust of our audiences and the film industry.’

As is customary during the awards, Filmfare’s Executive Editor informed Ms. Ranaut about her nomination in the category and asked for her address to send across the invitation.

The exact message was as follows ‘Hello Kangana, heartiest congratulations on your nomination for the Filmfare Awards. It’ll be a pleasure to have you there, do confirm your presence at the awards ceremony on August 30 at Jio World Convention Centre at BKC, Mumbai. It’ll help us plot your seats. P.S. Please send us your residential address so that we can send you the invite. Regards.’

Filmfare stated, ‘At no time was there any insinuation of an award being given to her or any request for performance at the event made. This is a patently false accusation being made by Ms Ranaut. Our invitation to her was our effort in bringing together everyone in a collective celebration of what brings this nation together, i.e. Indian Cinema. Filmfare Awards are a celebration of cinematic excellence and are awarded irrespective of the fact that a nominee attends or performs at the function. Further, Ms. Ranaut a 5-time Filmfare Awardee, was given the award twice in absentia (2014 & 2015). Despite knowing that she would neither attend nor perform. Given the irresponsible remarks made by Ms. Ranaut about Filmfare Awards, we are withdrawing her Best Actress nomination for the movie Thalaivii. We reserve all rights to pursue any legal action against her malicious and defamatory statements tarnishing our reputation and goodwill.’

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