Films may be on a break, but our obsession with film news clearly isn’t, thanks to Kangana Ranaut and Vanitha Vijayakumar

Posted on July 21, 2020


If we do want to fight Systemic inequality, why waste that fight on something as insignificant as the film industry, which has so little bearing on our daily lives? 

This period was supposed to be a breather from the movies. A scary virus struck and locked the world down, and we were meant to be missing the movies. But are we, really? We seem to be talking about the film industry more than ever. We may not be talking about cinema, but every day, we wake up to a new episode of He Said, She Said, And Then This Is What Twitter Said. Kangana Ranaut went on air with Arnab Goswami, and said things that resulted in next-day headlines sown with words like “explosive” and “shocking”. Meanwhile, down south, Vanitha Vijayakumar’s marriage to Peter Paul has resulted in a series of… next-day headlines sown with words like “explosive” and “shocking”. The last instalment in this saga is a ‘catfight’ the actor had with Kasthuri Shankar and Lakshmy Ramakrishnan.

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