Kangana Ranaut, the reigning queen of Bollywood, is widely known for her outspoken and unapologetic opinions on various issues. She has never shied away from voicing her thoughts, whether it be on nepotism or the negative impact of item numbers on children. During a conversation with Aamir Khan, she had revealed that she had turned down six offers to perform item numbers as she did not wish to promote the use of vulgar and inappropriate words to describe women.
Kangana has always been a staunch supporter of women’s rights and frequently speaks out against s*xism in the industry. She strongly believes that promoting casual s*xism through item numbers is not acceptable and tries to highlight the issues faced by women in the country, such as the gender pay gap. In an old video that went viral, Kangana can be seen chatting with Parineeti Chopra and Aamir Khan on the sets of his show Satyameva Jayate, where she criticized Bollywood for promoting item numbers.
During the conversation, Kangana expressed her concern about the objectification of women in such songs, where they are often depicted in a derogatory manner. She cited examples of inappropriate words like “Tandoori chicken” and offensive actions like pulling a woman’s dupatta or sticking a coat in her mouth, which were commonly used in item numbers. Kangana further revealed that she had refused to perform in at least six item songs over the past few years as she did not want to be associated with such demeaning portrayals of women.
Kangana’s strong stance against item numbers has won her many admirers in the industry and beyond. Many people see her as a role model for her unwavering commitment to her principles and her willingness to speak her mind on important issues. Despite facing criticism from some quarters, Kangana remains undaunted in her efforts to create a more equitable and just society for women.