Kangana Ranaut penned a letter addressed mostly to her Rangoon co-star, Saif Ali Khan. In the letter, the actress shared her perspective on Saif’s open letter. Ranaut also clarified in her letter that her response should not be viewed as a clash of individuals but as a healthy exchange of ideas.
She wrote, “Saif, in your letter you mentioned that ‘this issue is over.’ But this is not my issue alone. Nepotism is a practice where people tend to act upon temperamental human emotions, rather than intellectual tendencies. Businesses that are run by human emotions and not by great value-systems might gain superficial profits. However, they cannot tap into the true potential of a nation of more than 1.3 billion people.
“I have spent a significant part of my life studying genetics. But I fail to understand how can you compare genetically hybrid racehorses to artistes! Are you implying that artistic skills, hard work, experience, concentration spans, enthusiasm, eagerness, discipline and love, can be inherited through family genes? If your point was true, I would be a farmer back home,” she wrote.
“So, should we make peace with nepotism? The ones who think it works for them can make peace with it... The world is not an ideal place, and it might never be. That is why we have the industry of arts. In a way, we are the flag bearers of hope,” she concluded.