Pahlaj Nihalani strikes back to Kangana Ranaut’s allegations, says ‘She should not play with me’
Pahlaj Nihalani responds to Kangana Ranaut’s allegations
Recently, Kangana Ranaut took the nation by storm after claiming that she was once asked to pose in a robe and “no undergarments” for a Pahlaj Nihalani film. And now, Pahlaj Nihalani himself has responded to Kangana’s shocking claim and warned her not to “play with me”.
On being asked for a reaction to Kangana’s claim, during an interaction with Cineblitz, Nihalani said, “I had spent one-and-a-half crore on that picture advertisement and shot for three songs. She did the reading post the photoshoot, but with my advertisement and the poster she got Mahesh Bhatt’s film (Gangster) and backed out of my film as she requested me to let her do Gangster as we were under a three-movie deal. She should not play with me, otherwise I have a lot of things to play with her.”
The former Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief also spoke about the film in question and claimed that he had also approached Amitabh Bachchan with a role. “It was a youth film; she was married in that movie. I had approached Amitabh Bachchan for that role. It was on the lines of Cheeni Kum. I gave the narration to Amitji too; he pulled out due to him already doing something similar. It was never a porn film and neither am I interested in those kinds of movies,” he added.
It is to be noted that Kangana had earlier told Mid-Day, “The fact that people met, and promised to guide and help me, but then I was put under house-arrest. And then Pahlaj Nihalani had offered me a film called I Love You Boss. They had a photoshoot where they gave me a robe to wear, and no undergarments. So I just had a satin robe for a show-girl pose, from which I had to stick my leg out, coming out of darkness.”
Calling the role a soft-porn character, she also said, “They should at least have given some tapes. I was supposed to play a young girl lusting after her middle-aged boss. So it was a soft-porn sort of character. And I had this epiphany that I can’t do this. I felt like this is exactly what my parents were talking about. I actually went through the photo shoot, but then I disappeared. I changed my number.”
On the work front, Kangana would next be seen in ‘Mental Hai Kya’ alongside Rajkummar Rao. She would also be seen in Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s ‘Panga’ alongside Jassie Gill, Richa Chadha and Neena Gupta, which is slated to release on January 24, 2020.
Recently, the 32-year-old actress also bagged the lead role in J Jayalalithaa’s biopic for which she is reportedly being paid a whopping amount of Rs 24 crore.