All India Bakchod (AIB) just released “The Diva Song,” a music video starring Kangana Ranaut calling out the various genres of sexism actresses in the film industry face. The song is a satire of 2015 megahit “‘Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan”, and the lyrics reference not only broad sexist trends, but the specific versions Ranaut has faced. The actress is seen belting out lyrics while taking a dig at all the sexism that female actors have to go through like romancing an actor twice your age or and only being a love interest to the main lead. The lyrics also mentions the ‘N’ word – Nepotism, how actors are treated like Gods (a Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham sequence ensues) and so forth.
But then just a couple of hours after The Bollywood Diva Song was released without taking any names, the 45-year-old the filmmaker Karan Johar posted a tweet in which he took a sly dig at Kangana saying: “Dear talent… I wish you would stay away from overconfidence and delusion… they are constantly conspiring against you… don’t you see it?”
Earlier this year, Kangana and Karan had a huge fall out when she had called Karan the flag bearer of nepotism the industry during an appearance on his chat show. The comment had spiked a huge controversy with Karan slamming her for playing the ‘victim and woman’ card.
Kangana Ranaut’s video is actually part of promotional duties for her new movie Simran, which is releasing this Friday. Kangana also has Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi in the pipeline, for which she’s expected to resume shooting after Simran.