Kangana Ranaut, who recently made headlines after making a public appearance in a plain cotton sari, claims that the current generation is “over-consuming resources.” The actress has urged people and the fashion industry to be “considerate,” and encourage celebrities to repeat outfits and recycle fabrics.
“I am happy that people have noticed it. I tell the fashion industry that we as a generation are over-consuming resources. We have to get considerate. Also, the shaming (of people) for repeating outfits and recycling fabrics should be stopped,” the Queen actress says. “We spend so much on organic stuff when it comes from fancy stores, but we don’t really see the people behind it — the farmers and handicraftsmen. They are so poor that they can’t afford pesticides and synthetic fabrics, and are organic by default. We don’t realise that. We got to appreciate that,” she adds.
Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel took to Twitter to upload a photograph of the actress in the sari. “On her way to Jaipur today, Kangana is wearing `600 sari she picked from Kolkata. She was shocked to know one can get such good organic cotton in this amount, and it is heartbreaking to see how hard our people work and how little they earn. Please support our own before international brands take away this also from them. Indian weavers,” she captioned the photograph.
Commenting on this, Kangana adds, “Just because it's from the roadside, doesn't mean it’s not good. When you buy it from a big store, it does make it a different product.”
The Manikarnika actress believes that every person can contribute to the world, and even a small contribution is relevant. —Sanskriti Media
“I initially used to think the world is very big and I’m very small and I can't make a difference to the world. But I don’t feel like that anymore. I feel every one of us can contribute to the world. Believing that we are irrelevant in this scheme of things is the biggest mistake that we make,” she opines.
“As a woman, I don't always have to stick up to big producers, heroes and directors. I don’t believe in this. I feel as an individual, I have a standing,” she concludes.