Bollywood exhibits solidarity with Urmila Matondkar after Kangana Ranaut’s ‘soft porn star’ remark


Mumbai, September 17

Many actors and filmmakers from the business, together with Ram Gopal Varma, Swara Bhasker and Pooja Bhatt on Thursday praised Urmila Matondkar’s huge physique of labor after Kangana Ranaut controversially slammed the “Satya” star as a “soft porn star”.

Matondkar had known as out Ranaut’s claims about nepotism within the business and Bollywood being riddled with a drug downside.

In an interview with Times Now on Wednesday night time, Ranaut known as her a “soft porn star” who isn’t recognized for her performing.

Ranaut’s feedback have been met with criticism from the business, with many hailing Matondkar’s constant “grace and dignity” all through her profession of over 25 years.

Varma, who has labored with Matondkar in lots of acclaimed movies like “Rangeela”, “Satya” and “Bhoot”, mentioned the 46-year-old actor has proved her expertise repeatedly.

“Not wanting to get into slinging matches with anyone, I believe that @UrmilaMatondkar has more than proved her versatile talent in enacting such diversely complex roles as in ‘Rangeela’, ‘Satya’, ‘Kaun’, ‘Bhoot’, ‘Ek Haseena Thi’.”       

Bhasker tweeted a listing of “outstanding performances” of Matondkar, proper from her debut as a toddler actor in “Masoom”, to Sriram Raghavan’s “Ek Hasina Thi” in 2004 and mentioned she has all the time marvelled the actor.

“Dear @UrmilaMatondkar ji, remembering ur outstanding performances in ‘Masoom’,  ‘Chamatkaar’, ‘Rangeela’, ‘Judaai’, ‘Daud’, ‘Satya’, ‘Bhoot’, ‘Kaun’, ‘Jungle’, ‘Pyaar Tuney Kya Kiya’, ‘Tehzeeb’, ‘Pinjar’, ‘Ek Hasina Thi’ among others and have marvelled at your acting chops and brilliant dancing! Love you.”                

Anubhav Sinha mentioned Matondkar was some of the “beautiful, elegant, evocative, expressive” actors ever.

“Sending you love @UrmilaMatondkar,” the “Thappad” director tweeted.

Ranaut, who has been within the headlines for her provocative statements, claimed that the “liberal brigade” was falsely equating being a porn star to “something derogatory”.

The actor mentioned she fails to know the outrage because the former porn star was “accepted” by the nation at massive.

“Liberal brigade once virtually lynched a renowned writer in to silence for saying people like Sunny Leone should not be our role models, Sunny is accepted by the industry and entire India as an artist, suddenly fake feminists equating being a porn star to something derogatory,” Ranaut mentioned.

Others within the fraternity additionally got here out in help of Matondkar, together with actors Pooja Bhatt, Sayani Gupta and screenwriter Kanika Dhillon.

Calling Matondkar a “legend”, Bhatt mentioned together with her efficiency in “Rangeela”, the actor had “raised the bar” for all her contemporaries.

“You left us all, co-actors and an entire generation of movie goers, awestruck! Sensuality and dignity. Two qualities you combined and embodied. Respect,” Bhatt tweeted.

Ranaut’s feedback about Matondkar come a day after she criticised veteran actor and Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan for elevating her voice within the House towards these defaming the Hindi movie business.

Writer Kanika Dhillon mentioned each, Bachchan and Matondkar, must be lauded for his or her sleek conduct.

“Amidst all the madness -appreciation tweet for #JayaBachchan Ji and @UrmilaMatondkar for speaking out and shining through with grace and dignity and showing how women in the industry can lead, protest and conduct themselves gracefully without vilifying others all at the same time! #WomenOfCourage,” she added. PTI



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