Comparing herself to Hollywood stars Meryl Streep and Gal Gadot, Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday said that "no other actress on this globe right now has the kind of range she displays as a performer".
The actress took to Twitter to share the two images of the transformation she underwent for her movies Thalaivi and Dhaakad, and wrote, "Massive transformation alert, The kind of range I display as a performer no other actress on this globe has that right now, I have raw talent like Meryl Streep for layered character depictions but I can also do skilled action and glamour like Gal Gadot #Thalaivi #Dhaakad (sic)."
"I honestly want to know why do we worship white people? Forget their budgets and our age gap, tell me about just acting can she do Thalaivi and Dhaakad? Queen and Tanu? Fashion and Panga? Kaya and Datto? Answer is she can’t, then why not emerge from the deep rooted complex? (sic)," added Kangana.
The post garnered several reactions on Twitter and the netizens seemed quite amused by her claims.
"I just hope to god Meryl Streep never reads this," wrote one user.
While another one wrote, "Kangana and Meryl Streep in one breath? BLASPHEMY. Kangana is nowhere close to Meryl and can never be. Why is Kangana so pompous?"
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Dhaakad, touted as a world-class spy thriller, is directed by Razneesh Razy Ghai with Ranaut playing the role of an officer in the movie.
The film, which tackles serious issues like child trafficking and crimes against women, will also star Divya Dutta and Arjun Rampal in pivotal roles.
Ranaut will also be seen in Thalaivi, an upcoming bilingual biopic on the late J Jayalalithaa.
The film will trace the journey of the late leader from silver screen to politics. It is directed by A L Vijay, and also stars Arvind Swami, Prakash Raj, Madhoo, and Bhagyashree.
She will also be seen in the film Tejas and the sequel Manikarnika-The legend of Didda.