Actor Kangana Ranaut’s sister and spokesperson Rangoli Chandel has slammed critics who have been ridiculing Kangana’s first look as the late J Jayalalithaa, whom she will play in an upcoming biopic titled Thalaivi.
The first look teaser of the film was released online over the weekend, attracting widespread criticism for Kangana’s appearance.
Rangoli took to Twitter to respond to the barrage of memes and comments about Kangana’s look, and wrote, “Anyone who has got eyes can see the brilliance of prosthetic work baki samosa gang is there jo din ko raat aur raat ko din kehte hain, they are inconsequential.”
One Twitter user pointed out that it wasn’t just members of the ‘samosa gang’ who were disappointed by the prosthetics, but also genuine fans. They replied to Rangoli’s tweet, “There are also genuine fans who didn’t quite like the prosthetics/photography…no need to troll everybody under the sun…”
Another person commented, “That’s ok but I hope you take social media feedbacks seriously because Kangana has said multiple times that she appreciates constructive criticism. The team still has time, we hope the prosthetics don’t ruin the hardwork Kangana is putting in.The emotions should reflect on face.”
Fans were decidedly displeased with the look. While one person compared the actor’s look to Thomas the Tank Engine, another person wondered why she couldn’t put in actual hard work and gain weight for the role, instead of wearing makeup and a fat-suit.
Thalaivi, directed by Vijay, is slated for a June, 2020 release.