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Anonymous asked:

why do you like kagna ranaut so much? please stop hyping someone for doing incredibly normal acts jfc

coconutcafe:

There are a lot of reasons why I like her. 

•she’s one of the few people in the industry to have worked for a career. Unlike others, she wasn’t born to a family of actors or film makers.
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Before she started modeling/acting she studied science to pursue a career in medicine. Despite having studied for the medical admissions exam she didn’t show up because she felt it wasn’t right for her. Her dad told her to get out of the house, so she did so without a single penny in her pocket. Her parents refused to support her decision to move to Mumbai to pursue the arts, so she was basically broke for years before her first movie

•she actually SPEAKS OUT about feminism in almost EVERY interview she’s on, which is huge considering bollywood stars have more of an effect on the Indian public than even politicians and many respected officials themselves. India is still a developing nation when it comes to equality. I really wish other stars would follow in Kangana’s footsteps but sadly most of them only care about glamour and promoting their own self indulgent movies

•She recently refused to do an ad campaign for a product that lightens the skin. She was offered 2 crores to become the face of the product. When asked about her refusal she said “Ever since I was a kid, I have never understood the concept of fairness. Especially, in such a case, as a celebrity, what kind of an example would I be setting for younger people? I have no regrets about turning this offer down. My sister (Rangoli Ranaut) is dusky, yet beautiful. If I go ahead and be part of this campaign, then, in a way, I would be insulting her. If I can’t do that to my sister, then how can I do it to the entire nation…?” She understands and acknowledges her privilege.

Someone previously asked me why I think she should get “so much credit” for “basic human decency”. She isn’t getting any credit. And the thing is, you can’t rely on people to understand basic human decency. India is OBSESSED with fairer skin.
You can’t ask me why I’m supporting Kangana when millions of people worship actors like Aishwarya Rai and Deepika Padukone, two of India’s extremely influentual stars (who btw have promoted products that claim to help lighten one’s skin tone). I wrote one text post about Kangana and suddenly some people are mad at me for “hyping” her……….

I know there are other issues in Bollywood (romanticization of the west, lack of darker skinned actors, etc). I know kangana Ranaut isnt a saint or a miracle worker. I’m just a fan and I think she deserves the same press as major commercial celebrities. She is atleast trying to express feminism in a country that treats women like slaves and sex workers. The fact that so many girls in India are treated like worthless dolls, and the fact that that image is reinforced by item songs, movies, etc, is a big deal. 

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