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Viewpoint: The Brave and Controversial Promotional Interviews of Kangana Ranaut Were Far More Interesting than Simran.
To begin with I want to tell that I am a big fan of Kangana Ranaut and my entire friend group knows that. I have seen almost all her films in theatre since Gangster days and with Simran I had a lot of expectations. And in fact solely Kangana’s performance as Praful Patel can entertain and engage you for some time in Simran but for how long you can watch a film with such a silly story line. In the beginning I thought we are going to get another slice of life film like Queen and the trailers were also suggesting that but I don’t know when the movie turned into a childish heist comedy, even the brilliant character of Kangana, a never seen before unapologetic heroine of Hindi cinema around which the film revolved succumbed to deliver under the hollow script and patchy screenplay. I mean who peeks from the glass window of a bank for making plans to rob it, seriously? This is without any doubt the worst Hansal Mehta film in the recent times and the controversy between the writer of the film Apurva Asrani and Ranaut over credit is now sounding another chuckle-some gimmick to me after seeing the ‘one quarter’ baked story.
I am dejected after watching the film and more because this is Kangana’s third flop in a row after Katti Batti and Rangoon. Made on a budget of 30 CR, Simran has collected only 16 CR and incurred big loss, what Kangana is doing that she is rigid on not working with big stars and also on doing films which only has meaty and author backed roles for her but film making is not about good roles only it is about good stories, I wish Kangana will not be rigid in the future after the chapter of Simran and will pick good scripts irrespective of whether she has 10 out 10 frames screen time or not. In the end the promotional interviews she gave for Simran prior to its release were far more entertaining and brave than the movie but again the timing of her bravery was very cheeky, I mean why she opened up just before the release of her film, she would have said the same when Hrithik Roshan was hell bent on defaming her 7 months back. This is really sad that such a talented actress had to take help of a demeaning controversy for her film to work. I just want my favorite Ranaut to do good films and give us great stories on screen, nothing more and nothing less than that.