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Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut called an “interfering b**ch” for making a suggestion on film set

By WITW Staff on November 5, 2015

A popular Bollywood star says she was once chided while on a film set for making a suggestion and told she was “interfering” with the production. Kangana Ranaut, who’s won high praise for taking roles in women-centric films was speaking on a panel at a film festival in when she told a troubling story about an experience she once had while shooting a film. Ranaut, 28, told the audience she was shocked at the cold response she got from filmmakers when she tried to offered some input. “My contribution is seen as interference. But when a male actor, who is this maverick, larger-than-life person, does the same thing it is not considered that way. I was called an interfering b***h,” Ranaut said. She also spoke out about the pronounced pay gap between the genders in Bollywood, saying that “we get five per cent of what our male counterparts get.”

Read the full story at NDTV.

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