I recently read a post about Karan Johar, he is now a dad to beautiful twins. Adorable. Surrogacy, adoption, natural birth or no children at all- I am not going to tell people when and if they should have kids. But something Karan Johar did do caught my attention. In a recent event he said that he is "done" with Kangana and he is tired of her "playing" victim. If she is so "unhappy" she should "leave". Wonderful. Except, Karan seems to be under the impression that the film industry is like his own home (exactly that which he is accused of).
If you listen to Karan, he is almost too proud to say that he gave her the platform on his show. A show that's supposed to be about being open and fun and discuss really deep secrets.That's literally your entire show. I am a bit of a Kangana fan. So ya. Karan knew fully well she was there for the promotion of her film. She wasn't there like say Sania Mirza or Farah Khan who are just his buds. If you deliver exactly what you set out to do, that isn't an achievement.
The problem with people with means seems to be their complete lack of understanding of the troubles of lowly mortals like us. When people ask others to "leave the job you hate". Live the life you want. If you're in an abusive relationship, leave. If you want to live well, work harder. If you're hungry, eat. It is annoying when people are so unaware about the challenges that come with leaving, feeding yourself or quitting or even working harder. Not everyone is born to really rich people. Much like Kangana. She can't leave and you are no one to ask her.
A little insight into my tiny mind: I at no point will be okay with us (people who haven't been victimized) to tell victims on how they can or can't react.
What Kangana did was mess with the rich and famous on their home turf and walk away. Also, I understand Kangana's anger: she was made fun of for her English no less. I'd be mad at whoever did that to me as well. I don't know what the expectation was, probably that she'll be too overwhelmed by the 'big' show just be like 'you're all that's good'. That's not how it played out. Obviously. And no points to Karan for not editing the show -that's the format. If he thought that content wouldn't sell, it wouldn't make it to the screen. TRPs are everything.
Basically, my take away from that speech was : telling people that you were wronged is annoying and that it was better if you didn't show up to work. The worst part is you're wrong no matter what your choice, if you talk about your troubles- you are playing victim. If you don't - how are people supposed to know you're having troubles?