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Kangana Ranaut Criticizes ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’, Calls for Karan Johar’s Retirement

Kangana Ranaut expressed her strong disapproval of Karan Johar's latest directorial venture, “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani,” through her Instagram stories on Saturday morning. The film, starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles, was released on Friday. Kangana penned a lengthy note, likening KJo's movie to a daily soap and accusing him of perpetually regressing Indian cinema.

In her post, Kangana questioned why Indian audiences were willing to watch a three-hour film on the origin of nuclear weapons and the intricacies of atomic science, while at the same time enduring the same old melodramatic elements of a saas-bahu (mother-in-law and daughter-in-law) daily soap in KJo's movie. She also raised concerns about the need for a massive budget of 250 crores to produce a film with such content.

Furthermore, Kangana urged Karan Johar to retire from filmmaking, expressing her disappointment at his repeated approach to making films. She called him out for self-proclaiming as the flag bearer of Indian cinema while, in her view, his work perpetuates a regressive approach. Kangana emphasized the need for the film industry to be mindful of its financial resources, especially during challenging times, and encouraged young filmmakers to bring fresh and revolutionary ideas to the table.

Regarding “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani,” the film stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles, with veteran actors Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi, and Jaya Bachchan also featuring in prominent roles. The movie received mostly positive reviews from audiences and critics alike, and it garnered Rs 11.10 crore at the box office on its opening day.

On a different note, Kangana Ranaut is preparing for her role as former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in her upcoming directorial project, “Emergency.”

As Kangana Ranaut's criticism stirs debate within the industry, it highlights the diversity of opinions and perspectives that exist among artists and filmmakers. Each individual's vision and approach to storytelling can differ significantly, leading to discussions on the creative direction of Indian cinema.