'Kangana Ranaut is a child, I've been told not to raise a finger on children': Mahesh Bhatt

Mahesh Bhatt's reaction comes after both, Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel, verbally attacked the Bhatt family on several occasions.

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Calling Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut a "bachchi", filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said that he would not like to comment against a "bachchi" (child), who started her Bollywood journey as an actress from his production company Vishesh Films. On being asked about the recent social media attack by Kangana's sister Rangoli Chandel, Bhatt said she started her journey with us and just because her relative (sister Rangoli) is attacking him, he won't comment about it.

"Our upbringing and culture teach us that we should not raise a finger on our children. So saying anything against our children won't be possible. My upbringing stops me to do so," the veteran filmmaker added. Bhatt was recently at the screening of the film Yours Truly, which is also his acting debut, when he made the statement."Till I die, I will never ever say anything against our child because it is against my upbringing, it is against my nature," he maintained.

His comments came after Rangoli attacked him and his wife Soni Razdan earlier this month. Kangana's sister had said "...later when she went for Woh Lamhe preview to a theatre, he threw chappal at her, he didn't allow her to see her own film, she cried whole night .... and she was just 19 years old (sic)," in her tweet. Rangoli also attacked Bhatt's wife and their superstar daughter Alia Bhatt and called them "non-Indian". 

In an earlier interaction with media, Kangana had termed media's comparison of her performance with Alia's Gully Boy an "embarrassment". "Media have taken filmy kids love too far. Stop pampering mediocre work or else bar will never be raised," the "Manikarnika" actress had said.

Kangana started her journey in Bollywood in 2006 with the film Gangster, which was produced by Mahesh Bhatt. Kangana also bagged the best debutant award for her performance in the movie.