Recently Kangana Ranaut was in a conversation with a media house, where she blamed Bollywood’s A-listers for Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide. The Manikarnika actress also took a dig at actresses like Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker and called them ‘B-grade actresses’.
She was quoted as saying, “For me, I have only to lose here (in Bollywood) because I know tomorrow they (movie mafia gangs) will get some 20 needy outsiders like Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker, who will get up and say, ‘Oh, only Kangana has a problem with nepotism, but we love Karan Johar’. If you love Karan Johar, why you both are B-grade actresses? You are better looking than Alia Bhatt and Ananya Panday. You both are better actresses. Why don’t you get work? Your whole existence is proof of nepotism. What are you telling me how happy you are with the industry? So, I know this happens and the whole system will make me look like a mad person.”
Now Taapsee has also come out to answer Kangana. Talking to a daily she said, “It’s disheartening to see someone making a mockery out of outsiders and the industry that has given us so much. Imagine the parents whose kids are coming into the industry. What will they think of us? Like we are some nasty evil people sitting here to eat outsiders?” questions Taapsee.
“I never mentioned anywhere I like Karan Johar or anyone she alleges, but I have never said I hate them either. So, the fact that you don’t hate someone she hates, is equivalent to ‘you like that person and you suck up to that person’? I don’t even know him behind formal ‘hi, hello, thank you’. How is this even logical?”
Taapsee categorically answered every allegation that Kangana made. She said everyone has their own struggles but she doesn’t glorify them and deal with them with a positive outlook.
Talking about work she said she has enough work in the industry. “I decided to keep my career graph slow and steady and that’s exactly how it’s been going.”
“I refuse to be bitter. I refuse to take advantage of someone’s death for personal vendetta and I refuse to make a mockery out of the industry that gave me bread and identity. As an actor who wants to speak up and address important issues that have happened with me which can help empower others, I did speak up when I was wrongfully replaced in Pati Patni Aur Woh. I called out a wrong practice and had the director of the film supporting me then. So, it’s not like I am scared to voice out problems and people do back you when you do it with right intentions,” she concluded.