Thalaivii, which released in theatres a couple of days ago, has found mixed response among critics and moviegoers, with some calling it a boring representation of a very convenient topic (J Jayalalithaa). However, among those who liked it is none other than talk hostess and veteran actress Simi Garewal.
Simi, one of the celebrities present at the special screening of the film in Mumbai, came out of watching the film with high praise for actress Kangana Ranaut, who played the role of the protagonist in the biopic of the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalithaa.
In her Twitter page, Simi posted her thoughts, writing, “Altho I do not support #KanganaRanaut’s radical comments..I do support her acting talent. In Thalaivii, she gives it her heart & soul! Jaya-ji wanted Aishwarya to play her..my hunch is JJ wud hv approved of Kangana’s portrayal. As for @thearavindswamy he is MGR reincarnate!! [sic].”
Of course, like everything Kangana of late, Simi’s tweet found the trolls. One of her followers commented, “She was very kind enough to invite you to the screening & yet you can’t do away with her ideology & just appreciate her craft. I just wonder a woman of your stature would have to do such things to stay relevant! Also, how do people bad mouth a person they just met an hour ago! [sic].”
Another fan thought Simi shouldn’t have said what she said especially because nothing like that has been said about other actors like Sanjay Dutt and Salman . “Do we state same phrases every time v watch movie. I haven’t seen statements like, We don’t like Salmans personal life full of crimes, but salmn done good job in movie or Sanjay Dutts links with underworld aint appreciated but movie is good. Why special phrases for Kangana? [sic].”
The above comment even caught Kangana’s attention, which she then screenshot and shared on her Instagram stories with the caption, “Because Kangana is a nationalist….”