After being trolled, Kangana Ranaut says she never compared herself to Tom Cruise: 'Sending a hug and some Burnol'

  • Actor Kangana Ranaut has said that she never compared herself to Tom Cruise, but that a stunt director who'd worked with the both of them did.
Kangana Ranaut has has said that she never claimed that she is a better stunt performer than Tom Cruise.
Kangana Ranaut has has said that she never claimed that she is a better stunt performer than Tom Cruise.
Updated on Feb 16, 2021 08:01 PM IST
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Actor Kangana Ranaut in a tweet on Tuesday followed up on comments she made earlier this month, when she posted an interview in which she was compared to Tom Cruise. On Tuesday Kangana said that she never made the comparison herself, but that she'd merely repeated what a stunt coordinator who'd worked with both her and Cruise had said.

Kangana came under fire when she posted tweets declaring that she was a more skilled actor than three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep. Subsequently, she drew a parallel between herself and Marlon Brando, and then quoted stunt coordinator Nick Powell as saying that 'she pulled off smoother stunts than Tom Cruise'.

On Tuesday, Kangana responded to a news story about memes that her comments had spawned. She wrote, "I never claimed, Nick Powell one of the biggest stunt directors in the world did .... sending a hug and some burnol."


In her original tweet, Kangana had shared a news story about Nick. She'd written, "Ha ha ha bahut pareshaan hain librus, yeh Dekho (liberals are confused) renowned action director of Brave heart and many legendary Hollywood action films said I am better than Tom Cruise when it comes to action ... Hahahahaha bechare librus aur tadpo (read this and weep)."

The story quoted Nick Powell, who worked with Kangana on Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, as saying, "I have worked with the likes of Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, but she gave me the unique experience in which an actress was leading the pack. There were times when she pulled off smoother stunts than Tom Cruise."

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Kangana had challenged people to prove her wrong, when she compared herself to Meryl Streep and Gal Gadot. Defending her claims, she'd written in a follow-up tweet, "Pls prove my claims wrong or illogical, will accept my statements as gloating disorder, if you can’t then you too have to accept, in this world of mediocre hyenas who will do anything to look through genuine talent Modesty is not good not at the cost of HONESTY. Snatch your due."

Many members of the film industry, including Ishaan Khatter, Taapsee Pannu and Richa Chadha had made direct or indirect comments about Kangana's statements.

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