Kangana Ranaut took to her social media handle on Friday and criticised Netflix. The actress said that the video streaming platform ‘doesn’t understand the Indian market.’
She compared Netflix with its competitor Amazon Prime Video, describing the latter as “more open-minded and democratic.” She also made an apparent dig at filmmaker Karan Johar by mentioning his recent party for Netflix Global Chief, Bela Bajaria. Notably Kangana’s maiden production Tiku Weds Sheru is releasing on Amazon Prime Video, it was announced on Thursday.
Kangana took to Instagram Stories to address Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’ recent statement that the company was frustrated with the lack of subscriber growth in India.
“Data suggests that Amazon Prime Video is doing way better than Netflix in India maybe because they are much more open-minded and democratic, when international head visits India they don’t park themselves at a fading 90s director’s infamous party but meet everyone who is contributing to them… Last I heard Netflix’s head was not able to understand the Indian market… Well, the Indian market is not just one bitchy gossipy nineties director…. There are hundreds of talented people here,” Kangana said.
Karan hosted a party for Bela on Sunday, which was attended by many Bollywood celebrities. Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Farhan Akhtar, Shibani Dandekar, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Sara Ali Khan, Kriti Sanon, Manish Malhotra, Shashank Khaitan, and Siddharth Roy Kapur were among the guests.
Karan Johar, by the way, hosted Amazon Prime Video’s grand event in Mumbai on Thursday, where Kangana’s film Tiku Weds Sheru was announced to be releasing on the platform. Indeed, Karan’s Dharma Productions and Dharmatic have both partnered with Prime Video to release a number of films and web series on the platform.