Now Kangana Ranaut writes an open letter: 'If Saif Ali Khan's point is true, I'd be a farmer'

Kangana Ranaut, in her open letter, said that going by Saif Ali Khan's argument about genetics playing a part, she should have ideally been a farmer.

FP Staff July 22, 2017 11:15:57 IST
Now Kangana Ranaut writes an open letter: 'If Saif Ali Khan's point is true, I'd be a farmer'

In his open letter on Kangana Ranaut and nepotism, Saif Ali Khan mentioned how he is not on social media because it comes across as 'fake'. Now, Ranaut has responded with an open letter of her own. Thus, open letters seem to be the tweet equivalent of those who have chosen to distance themselves from social media.

Now Kangana Ranaut writes an open letter If Saif Ali Khans point is true Id be a farmer

Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut in a still from Rangoon. Twitter

In her open letter, Ranaut clarifies that her response to Saif's letter should not be viewed as a clash of individuals but as a healthy exchange of ideas. Ranaut largely countered Saif on three arguments. Firstly, she explained how the nepotism is not a personal issue between both of them and in fact, addresses a much larger issue that concerns society as a whole. Therefore, she argued that Saif did owe an explanation to the public, and not just a personal apology to Ranaut.

"Nepotism is a practice where people tend to act upon temperamental human emotions, rather than intellectual tendencies. Businesses that are run by human emotions and not by great value-systems, might gain superficial profits. However, they cannot be truly productive and tap into the true potential of a nation of more than 1.3 billion people," she said in her open letter.

Secondly, she contested Saif's claim about genetics playing a role in children of film personalities inheriting their talents. She argued that artistic skills, hard-work, experience, concentration spans, enthusiasm, eagerness, discipline and love, which are prerequisites of making it large in the film industry, can not be inherited.

"If your point was true, I would be a farmer back home. I wonder which gene from my gene-pool gave me the keenness to observe my environment, and the dedication to interpret and pursue my interests," she said, in her open letter.

She even challenged Saif's allegation on the media for being a part of the vicious cycle of nepotism. She said that nepotism is a part of the human nature, not a crime. While she said there is no point in getting defensive about one's choice, she also clarified that nepotism is not the way to go forward.

"In my opinion, that is an extremely pessimistic attitude for a Third World country, where many people don't have access to food, shelter, clothing, and education. The world is not an ideal place, and it might never be. That is why we have the industry of arts. In a way, we are the flag-bearers of hope," she signed off.

You can read the full open letter in Saturday's edition of Mid-Day.

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