Director Hansal Mehta said it angered him to see “Kangana Ranaut’s name being dragged into every gossip. Hansal was reacting to a sensational report that claimed Kangana was unhappy with the way the first trailer of their film ‘Simran’ and decided to take over the editing.
Hansal Mehta said “All this speculation is false, malicious and totally fabricated. I collaborate closely with my team and my actors are an integral part of that collaboration. It angers me that every time some malicious gossip has to be spread, people meaninglessly drag Kangana into their stupid machinations. She is a valued friend, actor and collaborator. Period”.
The report also claimed that Hansal Mehta believed director Vishal Bhardwaj should have listened to Kangana’s advice during the editing of ‘Rangoon’.
Hansal Mehta, said it was malicious to bring Vishal Bhardwaj’s name into the gossip as he shared a close friendship with the director.
Hansal Mehta added “I’m even more hurt that some malicious person chooses to drag my relationship with Vishal Bhardwaj into this malice. Vishal is one of my dearest friends and if I am making films today it is because of him. I would never say anything that could remotely even hurt or upset somebody I love so dearly and to whom I am so grateful”.