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Kangana Ranaut royally ignored

Not only has the actress not been taken to Cannes for Kites promotion, but her name is missing from the synopsis of the film doing the rounds of the Internet, reports Neha Sharma.

india Updated: May 19, 2009 19:12 IST
Neha Sharma

Kites is no doubt soaring high because of the sizzling chemistry between Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori—but one person who is supposedly feeling left out in the whole buzz around the film is Kangana Ranaut. Not only has the actress not been taken to Cannes, but her name is missing from the synopsis of the film doing the rounds of the Internet.

Producer Rakesh Roshan, denies these allegations. “There is nothing like that. We have not started the publicity of the film as yet. When we do, she will get her due credit. She is very much a part of the film. When the promo of Krrish was unveiled, it had only Hrithik, does that mean Priyanka was sidelined from the film? No,” he says.

Rumour mills suggest that the Roshans may have sidelined Kangana as they would rather promote the film with the hype around Hrithik and Barbara. There were reports that Kangana threw tantrums on the sets, so could this be payback?

A source close to Kangana says that she has not been able to participate in the initial promotions because of professional commitments. “Kangana is shooting for Ek Niranjan in Hyderabad and thus could not go to Cannes,” adds the source.

However, Rakesh Roshan has a different reasoning. He says that the focus is on Hrithik and Barbara because they are the lead couple. “Kites is ultimately Hrithik and Barbara’s love story. It’s the story of an Indian boy and Spanish girl…its message is that love has no language.”

Kangana conveys that “she has the highest respect for the Roshan family”. The source says, “Kangana enjoyed shooting for

Kites. Even the reports that she threw tantrums on the sets are untrue.”