The war between Karan Johar and Kangana Ranaut has just intensified. As her only project with Karan’s Dharma productions Ungli(directed by Rensil d’Silva) clocks seven years Karan posted a poster of the film on his Twitter account where Kangana Ranaut’s presence was deleted.
“It was a collective decision at Dharma. Karan Johar asked all his colleagues and team members in his office whether they were okay with Kangana Ranaut’s face on the poster. Almost everybody at Dharma was unanimous in their opinion.”
The source says the Kangana Ranaut-Karan Johar feud did not start on Koffee With Karan when Kangana accused Karan of being the flagship of nepotism in the entertainment industry.
The feud began much earlier in 2014 when Kangana Ranaut refused to promote Ungli.It was no coincidence that Kangna Ranaut who played one of the protagonists in Rensil d’Silva’s Ungli was nowhere to be seen in any of the promotional events for the film.Kangana seemed to have taken a conscious decision to keep her distance, perhaps in deference to her newly-discovered solo-heroine star status after Queen.
In an interview with me director Rensil D’Silva admitted Kangana Ranaut was missing in the lineup of protagonists promoting Ungli.Apparently , repeated attempts to get her to participate in the promotions failed.
Rensil felt it was impossible to make an ensemble film is India. “I wouldn’t say it’s because our actors have massive egos which comes in the way of their collective participation in any film. Hollywood actors too have egos. Yet they’re able to work together in harmony in ensemble films. No, I feel our actors are still encumbered by an outdated importance attached to the footage offered to the character. Emraan Hashmi and Randeep Hooda had no hassles working with one another and the rest of the cast.”
Apparently Kangana Ranaut had a huge problem being in a ensemble cast after a solo success in Queen.