Kangana Ranaut’s astounding revelations in an interview with a news channel stunned the whole fraternity as well as appears to have sparked another war of words. While the ‘Queen’ actress talked about nepotism and film mafias in Bollywood, she also took a dig at Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker by calling them ‘B grade’ actresses.
Kangana Ranaut has, in a sensational interview with Republic TV’s Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, hit out at the nepotistic practices of the Hindi film industry and alleged that “powerful people” are likely to utilize her perspectives to defame her. Kangana exclaimed that she doesn’t stand to gain anything from the interview as the ‘flag bearers of nepotism’ will guarantee that “needy outsiders” like Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhaskar challenge her perspectives. She tagged them as “proof of nepotism” by claiming that they too have been denied of chances notwithstanding their talents.
#KanganaSpeaksToArnab | I want to share this information publically so that there is no hiding of facts. In 2016, when I started to talk about nepotism, why should I be isolated?: Kangana Ranaut, Actress @KanganaTeam
Watch here live: https://t.co/rGQJsiKgt2 pic.twitter.com/AGw3hkWPHq
— Republic (@republic) July 18, 2020
Kangana called attention to how the industry works in an endless loop where outsiders, who benefit from their association with directors ( according to her Aditya Chopra & Karan Johar), fail to see her battle against nepotism. She claimed that it is foreseeable that, after the interview, “the whole system will work to make (her) look like a mad person”.
In light of Kangana’s statement, Taapsee took to social media and sarcastically communicated her emotions.
Maine suna class 12th n 10th ke result ke baad humaara result bhi aa gaya hai! Humaara grade system ab official hai ? Abhi tak toh number system pe value decide hoti thi na 🤔 #MaLifeMaRulesMaShitMaPot
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) July 19, 2020
Meanwhile, then again, Swara also took to Twitter and expressed her perspectives too.
“ -Needy outsider
– B grade actress
(But) – better looking & better actor than Alia Bhatt & Ananya!” 🤓🤓
Net net I think this was a compliment! 😍🙏🏽
Thanks Kangana! I think u are gorgeous, generous & a great actor ! Shine on 🌻🌻🤩🤩#KanganaSpeaksToArnab #Nepotism @KanganaTeam https://t.co/fIg4i3Lz5F
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) July 19, 2020
While Richa Chadha extended her support for Taapsee and wrote:
Thanks @taapsee for highlighting that the need of the hour is solidarity and sanity. When shoots have come to a standstill,cast/crew have no jobs, we must create a positive work culture! Let's desist from anything counter-productive that'll increase toxicity in our industry!🙏❤️ pic.twitter.com/CuYAuVNT7L
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) July 19, 2020
In light of their tweets, Kangana’s took to social media accused them of deviating the conversation from Sushant’s death as she tweeted on the issue.
Sushant who had complained of bullying in his Instagram chats, giving interviews & confirming presence of movie mafia has bn killed but @reallyswara @taapsee & @richachadha trying their best to deviate the conversation #KanganaRanaut has strtd for getting Justice for Sushant.Why?
— Team Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) July 19, 2020
Apart from Taapsee and Swara, Kangana even slammed Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar, Mahesh Bhatt and others regarding Sushant’s inopportune death.
This not the first time for Kangana Ranaut to take a stand against the complete industry. She has been in the limelight before because of her unapologetic behaviour. While some people like Simi Garewal praised Kangana, some others chose to ignore her as always.