Claiming Credit He Doesn’t Deserve: Producer Kamal Jain on Krish
Producer Kamal Jain has backed Kangana Ranaut in her ongoing row with her Manikarnika co-director Krish.
Krish has questioned the validity of Kangana receiving first credit for direction, claiming that she had shot only 20-25 per cent of the first half of the film and added a few shots in the climax. “I don’t think how Kangana can sleep well by taking the first credit in direction when she does not deserve it,” he said.
Kamal Jain slammed Krish in a statement saying,
“It’s very sad how Krish is trying to claim credit for what he doesn’t deserve. It was mine and [the] studio’s collective decision to give credits the way they are. To attack Kangana who stood by the film from beginning to end is very sad. Whatever she did, she could have not done without production and creative team’s consent. For Krish, rather than making it a media trial specifically after huge critical claim and box office success is a clear attempt to harm our film, why doesn’t he go legal way if he is speaking the truth and prove his claims? We tried to handle this matter on every level. Nothing was done without informing him. It’s sad he chose to create this controversy at the stage.”Kamal Jain, Producer
The statement corroborates the message that Kangana had allegedly sent to Krish in which she wrote, “Stop feeling wronged or anything please come and see the film then decide for yourself. What your name should be in the credits that call only Kamal can take.”
Kangana’s sister and manager Rangoli recently took to social media to attempt to clear the air after Krish’s comments. Calling the director an “opportunist”, she posted a series of tweets that included screenshots of messages that Kangana had allegedly sent the film’s writer Vijayendra Prasad as well as Krish explaining her side of the story.