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Taapsee on Kangana: 'I refuse to sing her tune'

Last updated on: July 29, 2020 17:25 IST

'Kangana and her sister trying to discredit me and my hard work, calling me names, putting wrong allegations on me is actually an equal level of harassment, if not more.'

Photograph: Kind courtesy Taapsee Pannu/Instagram

Kangana Ranauat and her sister Rangoli can't seem to get enough of Taapsee Pannu.

Their mudslinging seems to have picked up after Sushant Singh Rajput's death by suicide.

Kangana's Twitter handle Team Kangana Ranaut recently egged Taapsee on by tweeting, 'Good acting, strong personality, above everything a solo hit .... preferably a blockbuster like Queen, Tanu weds Manu Returns, Manikarnika if not even a normal solo hit will do, your time starts now ... GO @taapsee'.

Fed up of these continuous barbs, Taapsee asks Subhash K Jha "Undermining someone's genuine achievements by crediting wrong sources and then mocking it is that how you prove you are a successful outsider?"

Kangana Ranaut thinks you are gung-ho about Karan Johar in the hope of getting roles from him.

I don't have any film produced by these 'gangs' she keeps targeting or anyone she alleges.

When none of my past films are produced by the so-called mafia she keeps mentioning nor are any of my future films from them, how is my professional existence dependent on nepotism?

Undermining someone's genuine achievements by crediting wrong sources and then mocking it, is that how you prove you are a successful outsider?

Maybe the fact that you don't hate Karan bothers Kangana?

The fact that I don't hate someone she hates is equivalent to concluding that I like that person and so I should suck up to that person?

I don't know him beyond formal 'hi, hellos' and 'thank yous'.

How is this even logical?

Kangana thinks Karan Johar should offer you films?

I have been doing at least four films per year during the last three years.

I have five forthcoming projects.

Who says I don't get enough work?

I decided to keep my career graph slow and steady and that's exactly how it's been going.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Taapsee Pannu/Instagram

Doesn't her endless tirade anger you?

I refuse to be bitter.

I refuse to take advantage of someone's death for personal vendetta.

I refuse to make a mockery out of the industry that gives me bread and butter and my identity.

I have had my share of struggles.

Just because I don't glorify them and deal with them with a positive outlook doesn't make me any less of the 'outsider'.

Have you been treated unfairly by producers for being an outsider?

Yes. I have been dropped out of films and replaced with star kids.

But Kangana and her sister trying to discredit me and my hard work, calling me names, putting wrong allegations on me is actually an equal level of harassment, if not more.

Interestingly, your sister stays completely out of the industry.

Yes. All this mocking because I refuse to sing her (Kangana's) tune and because I refuse to see her as the flag-bearer for outsiders.

Sorry, we outsiders are not all bitter people.

We have had good and bad experiences.

A lot of us outsiders in the film industry refuse to let negativity drive us.

It's our positivity, hope and the ability to make lemonade out of the lemons thrown at us that has gotten us where we are.

You don't sound bitter or angry.

I am not going to give into this negativity and hatred because this limits my growth as a human being.

She (Kangana) has the right to have an opinion and so do I.

Just because my opinion doesn't match hers doesn't make me inferior.

SUBHASH K JHA