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Kangana Ranaut always speaks her mind. She is one person to watch out for in Bollywood. The actor who recently hosted a media event to create an awareness regarding the Cauvery Calling Campaign had an exclusive interaction with SpotboyE too. Apart from talking about the cause she supports the actor also opened about the kind of women-centric films being made in the industry and how the need for a hero still looks mandatory.

Responding to the recent release like Mission Mangal where a lot of brouhaha  was created around Akshay Kumar's face being the centre of attention in a rather women achievers film, Ranaut said that she thinks it is great of Akshay Kumar to pick stories that are socially relevant and also credits him to bringing women-centric films to the forefront. She also said that big stars giving their face to stories that are female-oriented is completely fine.

The judgementall Hai Kya actor said, "The entire system works against women-centric films. First of all the audience, 80% of the audience is the male audience. It isn't that they are against women-centric films but there are these uneducated male audiences whose idea of films is very limited. Whose ideas of films mainly is very sensual cinema, so obviously the large part of our audience is that and is a big obstacle and they are not accepting of a woman as the leading force of the film. There has to be a hero's face and women need to be a secondary part to that. For my films also I have seen how distributors react and how the system reacts to the women-centric films. So to be fair with the nature of films, women are subtler beings and we can't deny that. Our stories are subtle and whatever films Vidya Balan or I have done they are essentially very subtle in terms of what they convey and how they are executed. So such films are not for those who have no patience and have a rats attention span. How do you make a person like that sit through a subtle film-like Queen? So it is also a gender issue. It is how women are devalued for their contribution just because they do not have the testosterone muscle. 

Talking about Mission Mangal, in particular, Ms Ranaut said, "Mission Mangal (MOM) is essentially a women scientists achievement film. But Akshay somewhere needs to be given credit that at least he is bringing these films to the forefront, otherwise, these stories never get okayed. It is not that Mission Mangal just happened, it happened 5-6 years ago and it is only thanks to him that it is coming to light today. And it is only thanks to people like Kamal Jain and Mr Goenka that Rani Laxmibai was made. It wasn't because of my stardom. Rangoon had flopped, Simran had flopped. Few males decided to support Manikarnika hence it was made so that responsibility they need to recognise and also to completely denying to play an important part ina women-centric film by male heroes is so bad and it is so wrong. If big stars are giving their faces and lending their star power to such projects it is ok."

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