Kangana Ranaut is notoriously known for her social media comments and remarks. And, this time she has decided to take a dig at Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds.
Ryan Reynolds recently appeared in a promotional video for his new release Free Guy wherein he addressed his Indian fans. While describing various aspects of his film, the actor remarked on the similarity it has to the structure of a Bollywood movie.
“If you’re wondering whether Hollywood is just mimicking Bollywood…Well, the answer is yes. We have no shame, no shame at all,” Reynolds noted.
This statement was not taken lightly by Indian actress Kangana Ranaut, who took over her Instagram story sharing a post featuring Reynolds comment and wrote: “And trying to steal our screens…”
The actress has implied that Hollywood is aiming to steal the theatre screens in India.
However, coming from her this does not sound new or out-of-the-box. The actress has previously raised her concerns about Hollywood movies overshadowing Indian films. In a press conference, Kangana said-
“We need to discourage American and English movies as they are taking over our screens. We need to behave like one nation. We need to stop dividing ourselves like North India or South India. We need to enjoy our films first, be it Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu or Punjabi.”
She took up the example that Hollywood has destroyed the entertainment industry of French, German and Italian origin and are doing the same to the Indian film industry.
“This is what they are doing here also. We don’t appreciate each other, and rather see the dubbed versions of ‘Lion King’ or ‘Jungle Book’. But we will not give a dubbed version of a Malayalam film a chance. This will not work in our favour. We must keep our people and our industry our priority. This is the way to make an Atmanirbhar Bharat.”
Kangana’s comment on Ryan Reynolds essentially looks like a dig at Hollywood, in general.