The Rangoon actress Kangana Ranaut is harsh, to the point and doesn't think twice before saying something. She does not bother about what others might think or how they might react and she speaks her mind without giving two hoots about how her words will be consumed by others. That's why the Bollywood film industry is uncomfortable with a woman like her, says Shobhaa De.
"I think Bollywood is uncomfortable with women like her. But it is women like her who are the real game changers. If she refuses to play the glamorous prop in hero-dominated films, it is because she puts a high value on herself. In the bargain, she probably loses out on lakhs. But if that was her main concern, she would have made significantly different choices and been a much wealthier star."
Shobhaa De also wrote a column in Mumbai Mirror praising Kangana Ranaut as,
"Last week, several incredulous jaws dropped to the floor when the spunky star took on Karan Johar on his show, and made it clear she was there to talk turkey. Karan was sporting enough to take it on the chin, indulge his gorgeous guest and carry on with the show. That is Karan, the professional. Considering Kangana had two smart co-stars as co-guests, she still managed to hold her own. Even the super suave Nawab, Saif Ali Khan, looked at Kangana with what seemed like newfound respect. She floored Saif and later Shahid Kapoor with her repartee and quick wit. Given that this is an unscripted show, nobody can take the credit for Kangana's smarts."