Kangana Ranaut returned to Twitter on Tuesday and a day later tweeted that the film industry is “crazy,” where the success of an art project is said to be measured by the money it makes. Kangana’s comment comes on the release day of Shah Rukh Khan’s highly anticipated film Pathaan, which is expected to have a record opening on Wednesday. Read also: Kangana Ranaut reveals she has mortgaged all her property for emergencies as she wraps up the shoot: ‘It’s a rebirth for me…’
Kangana wrote on Twitter on Wednesday morning: “The film industry is so crass and crude that when they want to project the success of a venture/creation/art, they throw flashy currency numbers in your face, as if art has no other purpose. exposes their low standards and the kind of deprived life they lead.”
She also said that cinema is not made for “great economic gains” like other industries, which is why artists are worshipped. She wrote: “Primitive art flourished in temples and reached literature/theaters and finally cinemas. It is an industry, but not designed for big economic profits like other billion/trillion dollar companies, therefore art/artists are worshiped and not industrialists or billionaires.” She added: “So even if artists indulge in polluting the fibers of art and culture in the nation, they should do it discreetly, not blatantly…”
Kangana’s Twitter account was reinstated on Tuesday after being banned for two years for “repeated violations” of its hateful conduct and abusive behavior policy. After Elon Musk took over Twitter, she shared requests from several Twitter users who approached him to restore her Twitter account.
Kangana is yet to see major commercial success after her 2019 film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi which was later made €92 crore at the domestic box office. She has since appeared in Panga, Thalaivii and Dhaakad, but none of them turned out to be a hit at the box office.
Since last year, the actor has been working on her first directing solo, Emergency. She recently revealed that she mortgaged her property for the making of the movie. She plays former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the film.