Tanushree Dutta has come out in support of actress-filmmaker Kangana Ranaut's latest release ‘Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi’. In a letter, the former Bollywood actress congratulated Kangana on the success of her latest film, saying, “This Damsel has truly made it all the way despite all the distress; leaving the frat boys club of Bollywood and their dames twiddling their thumbs in abject contempt for her success.”
This note came after the National Award winning actress alleged that members of the Bollywood industry had ganged up against her since she brought up the nepotism debate. Recent reports have the actress hitting out at Alia Bhatt for, not honouring her invite to watch her periodical film saying, ‘there was no response from anyone.’

In the wake of the heated exchange of words being published in tabloids, Tanushree stepped up with a powerful note giving Kangana full credit for being the “only one who made it to the top of her game in Bollywood without the nagging support and recommendation of A- list male stars, without a high profile surname or an unrealistically perfect, pure and pious façade.”

Tanushree, who is not one to shy away from speaking her mind and going up against the oppressive patriarchy system within the industry, explained the industry’s silence in her moment of triumph was only because they couldn’t understand how she made it this far without them.

“Kangana they don’t support you because they are intimidated by your talent, they hate your guts and their brawny thick muscle brains cant seem to figure out for the love of sweet bejesus how on earth you made it this far without them,” she wrote


While saying that the success of ‘Manikarnika’ has hit them in a soft spot, she assured the actress that they will come around eventually or run the risk of being “irrelevant”.

She admitted that although she is yet to watch the film, her friends and parents had only praise for her performance. Tanushree signed off encouraging Kangana to keep up the good work and keep being herself.

Read the letter below:

Kangana Ranaut is a bonafide A++ list Actress. Why the extra plus because she is the only one who made it to the top of her game in Bollywood without the nagging support and recommendation of A- list male stars, without a high profile surname or an unrealistically perfect, pure and pious facade that most Bollywood actresses seem to wear on and off screen. Besides being a powerhouse performer she has truly set an example of someone who has made a unique and celebrated place for herself in an industry tough to conquer for an outsider. This Damsel has truly made it all the way despite all the distress; leaving the frat boys club of Bollywood and their dames twiddling their thumbs in abject contempt for her success. Kangana they don’t support you because they are intimidated by your talent, they hate your guts and their brawny thick muscle brains can't seem to figure out for the love of sweet bejesus how on earth you made it this far without them!! They think they are Gods and its blasphemy to acknowledge that you shouldered a multimillion-dollar film on your own. With Manikarnika’s success, you have hit them on their softest spot and it will take them some time to recover. They will come around eventually...they have to or else they run the risk of being irrelevant.

I haven't seen the film yet but my friends in the US recommended me to watch it asap so perhaps I will soon. My parents saw it on opening week and they are all praises especially for your performance in it. Keep up the good work and keep being you!!

Love,
Tanushree Dutta