'Main royoon ya hasoon, karoon main kya karoon'
This is pretty much the state of amusement that Kangna Ranaut and those close to her are finding themselves in, what with a rumour-a-week hitting them at an alarming regularity. The latest making the rounds is a particularly hilarious one, where Kangna is said to have asked for co-director credit asking with Vishal Bhardwaj for Sajid Nadiadwala produced Rangoon.
"This is sheer rubbish," says our source from Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, "There is no such request, demand or indication from her. At our end, we too know that Kangna isn't someone who thinks like that. She is a young woman who has found her standing in the industry by coming from nowhere."
The same thought was echoed by a senior official from Vishal Bhardwaj's team as well. "These are just means distract her but we are confident that she is made of steely stuff. We are happy that she is associated with us on Rangoon," he says.
"It is as simple as that – professional rivalry," a source close to the actress calls out, "Even after Queen, a few were not willing to take her seriously. However, with Tanu Weds Manu Returns being the second Blockbuster of the year other than Bajrangi Bhaijaan, she is the only actor other than Salman Khan to have demonstrated great fan following. Now her Katti Batti is looking good too. Since she is bagging plum projects and Rangoon is one of the biggest offerings for 2016, a few actresses are trying to sabotage her career or just play mischief by spreading these rumours."
Of course, with Sajid and Vishal giving her rock solid support, Kangna isn't feeling threatened but there is an element of irritation that does seep in since the attacks are becoming incessant with every passing week.
"I am sure she has better things to do though than worry," said Rangoli, close confidante and sister of Kangna, "In any case, just imagine why would Kangna be even thinking of credit as a director alongside Vishal? She is doing superb as an actor and when she would direct a movie eventually, it would be entirely her own. Vishal's script is being developed for years and it is flawless. It just can't be touched, let alone being handled by anyone else. It would be sacrilege for anyone else to step in."
"Honestly, we all have a hearty laugh each time a piece like this appears. Please, Kangna is happy in her space and let others enjoy their own. There is place for everyone to do good work in the industry. Let's not try to intrude please," smiles away Rangoli.
That should rest the case.