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Kangana Ranaut, on Saturday, finally broke her silence on the controversial "nepotism" discussion that took place on stage at the IIFA 2017 ceremony held last week. She responded to comments by the three anchors in an open letter, published in today's Hindustan Times, and addressed primarily to her Rangoon co-star Saif Ali Khan. The actress decided to steer clear of Karan Johar or his apology issued earlier this week and chose not to mention him at all.


Kangana's letter comes in the aftermath of an open letter issued by Saif just yesterday and published with DNA, where he clears the air about his comments. The actress made sure to mention that these discussions should be seen as a healthy clash of ideas and nothing more.

"All the debate and exchange of thoughts on nepotism is exasperating but healthy. While I enjoyed some of the perspectives on this subject, I did find a few disturbing ones. This is just a healthy exchange of ideas and not a clash between individuals."

Kangana contradicted Saif mainly on three fronts. Firstly, she brought to light the fact that nepotism isn't a personal conflict but an issue that plagues the society as a whole.

"Nepotism is a practice where people tend to act upon temperamental human emotions, rather than intellectual tendencies. Businesses that are run by human emotions and not by great value-systems, might gain superficial profits. However, they cannot be truly productive and tap into the true potential of a nation of more than 1.3 billion people."

Secondly, she impugned Saif's claim of genetics playing a crucial role in shaping the personality of a star-kid by inheriting their talents.

"Are you implying that artistic skills, hard-work, experience, concentration spans, enthusiasm, eagerness, discipline, and love, can be inherited through family genes? If your point was true, I would be a farmer back home. I wonder which gene from my gene-pool gave me the keenness to observe my environment, and the dedication to interpret and pursue my interests."

"I fail to understand how you can compare genetically hybrid racehorses to artists!"

publive-image Excerpts from Saif's letter published in DNA

Thirdly, she denounced Saif's accusation on the media for being a perpetrator of nepotism and its representation. She accepted that nepotism is a part of human nature and it is not a crime, but it is also not the way forward.

publive-image Excerpts from Saif's letter published in DNA

"In my opinion, that is an extremely pessimistic attitude for a Third World country, where many people don’t have access to food, shelter, clothing, and education. The world is not an ideal place, and it might never be. That is why we have the industry of arts. In a way, we are the flag-bearers of hope."

Way to go Kangana!

Meanwhile, Varun Dhawan and Karan Johar had issued public apologies earlier this week for their comments on Nepotism.

Karan Johar did so in an exclusive interview to NDTV in New York, where he promised that he won't talk about the issue anymore as it could be rather 'distrustful' for Kangana and ungrateful for his part.

Watch the video here:

Courtesy: NDTV


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