Kangana Ranaut accuses top magazine stylist, says they are 'making money' on her name

ST Staff
Monday, 22 June 2020

Kangana Ranaut has accused top stylist of making money using her pictures despite banning her from the magazine

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut in her latest episode has questioned famous fashion stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania for using her five-year-old pictures and videos to 'promote' the magazine.

Anita Shroff Adajania is the fashion director at Vogue India, the magazine had banned Kangana from cover shoots a few years back. According to Kangana's tweet, Anaita banned the actress as she was close to Karan Johar.

"VOGUEIndia has banned Kangana, (her last cover with them was 5 years ago), because @Anaita_Adajania (their style editor & now Fashion Director) is very close to Karan Johar, but is it fair for them to keep using her old videos to keep making money?"

In one of her statements, Kangana speaks about the time she was rejected from being shot for Vogue India because she was not an A-list actress. However, Priyanka Copra was approached by the top magazine for a shoot as soon as their film 'Fashion' was released.  "During my movie Fashion’s release in 2008 Vogue did a cover with Priyanka Chopra and refused to put me on their cover they said I am not an A-lister, " Queen actress told Pinkvilla.

The struggle doesn't stop there, in 2014 Kangana was one of the top actresses in the industry, in other words, she was in 'demand', vogue India agreed to shoot with her for a cover but refused her request to get styled by Anaita Adajania. "In 2014, Vogue approached me for a cover but Anaita refused to style me. She sent her assistant and they shot it in Mukesh Mills, " Kangana wasn't exactly thrilled about the location at the time.

Vogue India approached Kangana Ranaut for another cover shoot in 2015, like any other actor, she requested for an outdoor shoot, but only to find out later that the location remained the same Mukesh Mills. It was not just about her demands not getting fulfilled but the humiliation faced by her at so many occasions for no reason. While speaking to Pinkvilla Ranaut narrated the 2015 incident, "In 2015, post my sudden ascend to the top position, they said if I want to do covers with them then I must attend their beauty awards. I requested like other film stars I too want to shoot outdoors for a cover story with Vogue. I requested that Anaita styled me. They promised but again they shot my cover in Mukesh Mills (same location they did the last cover) and when I asked for clothes fitting, they said 'If you want Anaita to style you she will directly come to location no fittings for you'. This was shocking behaviour. I felt so humiliated."

Kangana Ranaut calls out the magazine and Director stylist only because she noticed Vogue India is using her old pictures and videos which is obviously beneficial to the magazine. Further, she adds, "I see that they keep using my pictures and videos to promote themselves, is this fair? Isn’t it supposed to be beneficial for both the parties involved?"


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