On Monday, Taapsee tweeted to claim that “someone” is trying to use a divide-and-rule policy in the industry, without using names. The lashing between Kangana and Taapsee has risen in the last 24 hours. The battle began by Kangana on TV interview to R republic, where she mentioned Tapsee and Swara as B-grade actresses.
After this, Tapsee came to twitter and said, “Before that, someone is trying to use divide n rule policy in the film industry. Yes, there are differences between ppl born with pedigree n the ‘outsiders,’ but we aren’t battling each other we are fighting for a BETTER SYSTEM TO CO-EXIST not by mudslinging n name-calling.
Kangana called Bollywood actresses Taapsee and Swara Bhaskar “B-grade actresses” and “needy outsiders.”
The tweet by Taapsee came as an answer to a netizen’s tweet that reads: “History would remember @taapsee and @ReallySwara as people who stood up against hate without being hateful. Two actors who could’ve easily stayed silent like most of their colleagues while their country was being divided by a dictator, but chose not to.”
On Monday, scriptwriter Kanika Dhillon tweeted from her verified account: “Attagirl! @taapsee … N not to forget… as per recent articles in public domain-n I quote ‘her last five releases made 352 cr’ at the box-office- stating her as d Most successful n highest-grossing actress of Hindi film industry last year!” Well, take a bow! so proud o you!”
“I guess that’s what qualified me for B grade,” came Taapsee’s response.
Kangana is not herself on Twitter; there’s a digital team that handles the account. The twitter account ‘Team Kangana Ranaut,’ took a dig at both Tapsee and writer Kanika by tweeting.
To which Kangana Team replied, “MissionM or Badla they are male-dominated films, @taapsee never gave a solo hit in her whole life @KanikaDhillon n whole left ecosystem trying to cover up the murder of SSR who complained about nepotism n Bullying shame on you all no one defended him but defending his murders now.”
Kangana in the TV interview targeted Swara Bhasker as well; she was also called to as “B grade” and “needy outsider.”
To which Swara came to twitter on Monday, and tweeted her comment, too.
“Okay, so while on topic.. full disclosure and confession. I am needy. I need respectful public interaction. I need rationality and logic in the debate. I need sane, civil, and decent public discourse. I need the rule of law. And I need FACTS! What do you need? #NeedyOutsider,” Swara tweeted from her verified account on Monday.
Later, after Swara’s tweet, Team Kangana Ranaut responded with this cryptic twitter account: “Kangana predicted this in her interview, vultures will be out for her blood, needy, greedy, liberals with price tags on them and struggling B grade failed actors whose ambitions r beyond their worth n talent are all out attacking a single woman who raised her voice against Mafia.”
Sonakshi Sinha, who has been hit hard by netizens during the debate of nepotism, has reacted to Taapsee Pannu’s dominant way of responding to the troll.
Sharing a screenshot of the interview, Sonakshi wrote on her verified Instagram account story: “Proud of you @taapsee. The dignity, maturity, and integrity with which you have responded have my respect, and I am sure of most others too. More power to you.”
Kangana has been seen as an opportunist in these situations. The way she took and brought forward the case of Sushant Singh’s death was apparent. But later, it is observed that she took the incident in her favor by responding and targeting those people who are not even involved in the matter. Kangana never spoke in the case of Deepika Padukone’s ‘Padmavat.’ 2 years back, Deepika received death threats from Karni Sena also there was a lot of human rights violation in the matter. But Kangana chose not to speak up.
Other than this, a few months back, there was a disturbance in Delhi, National Capital. All students were on the road protesting against the Amendment, again Kangana chose not to speak.
This proves that she can only target and criticize people but can’t stand for the people.