'Traitors are not in just our country': Kangana Ranaut on 'Thalaivii' trending in Pakistan

Actor took a dig at Pakistanis watching her film on Netflix.


Entertainment Desk October 13, 2021

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has took another unnecessary jibe at Pakistan and we fail to understand the obsession, albeit, so does she.

The Queen actor, whose film Thalaivii recently streamed on Netflix, shared a list of Netflix’s ‘Top 10 in Pakistan on October 10, 2021’ on her Instagram Stories. This saw Thalaivii trending number one in the region. She then wrote, “On a lighter note, jaan ke tasalli hue deshadrohi sirf isi desh me nahi hain (relieved to know that traitors are not in just our country)."

Thalaivii is still trending on number four on Pakistani Netflix.

Kangana portrays the role of former actor and late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in Thalaivii. The film also stars Aravind Swamy and Nassar, among others. According to Hindustan Times, it is a multilingual biopic of Jayalalithaa, who had paired opposite yesteryear matinee idol and late chief minister Ramachandran (MGR), thespian late Sivaji Ganesan and many others before charting a successful political career. She died in December 2016 after 75 days of hospitalisation.

Recently, AIADMK, and Indian political party in Tamil Nadu had objected to certain references about party stalwarts in the film, and wanted the scenes deleted. Its leader D Jayakumar said such references were not factual and insisted on barring them, provided the film was otherwise “well-made,” according to him.

One of the scenes he objected to showed Ramachandran seeking a Minister post in the first DMK government and being denied. Jayakumar assured the yesteryear matinee idol-turned-politician was never after such posts. He also objected to the scene showing Jayalalithaa being in touch with the late Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi without Ramachandran’s knowledge.

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