Team Kangana Ranaut calls Anurag Kashyap a 'mini Mahesh Bhatt'
Anurag Kashyap and Kangana Ranaut's team are caught in a war of words that has both parties trading comments about each other
The face-off between Anurag Kashyap and Kangana Ranaut became uglier with both parties taking to social media to share their thoughts on the developing debate about nepotism and outsiders. Earlier today, Anurag tweeted that he never gets the backing of big producers and talked about how he has helped Kangana in the past.
"Bollywood does not earn me my bread. No Dharma, Excel or YRF studio comes to produce my films. I had to create a new company on my own and I did that. We had made Queen when Kangana had no work. When Tanu Weds Manu got stuck, I had helped Aanand Rai by taking him to financers so that the film can be completed. You can go ask him. Yes, I am taking names and will continue to speak the truth."
In response, Team Kangana Ranaut, the unofficial handle of the actor's team, tweeted, "Yes, it is true. Another truth is Queen remains the only hit film to come out of your entire career and even from the production house called Phantom you 4 partners started, you should be thankful."
Shots were fired by Anurag when he shared a video of Kangana from the PR event ahead of the release of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi. In the video, the actress reacted to allegations against her that she has cropped some of her co-star's roles in the film and not given due credit to director Krish, who walked out of the project reportedly due to creative differences with Kangana. Kangana had then directed the rest of the film and taken credit as the director.
In the video, Kangana says, "He has been given credit for the film. If he has anything else to say, he should talk to the producer instead of attacking me. The film has been made and is now running in theatres. You can't do anything with it now. Fortunately or unfortunately, I have directed it. I have taken the final decisions."
She further adds, "Whoever is saying their roles have been cropped, I want to tell them that whatever position I am in today, be it as a three-time National Award-winning actor or a filmmaker, I have earned it with my hard work, my dad did not give it to me. You should also try to achieve the same instead of crying. Even my roles have been cropped in films, I have been replaced at the last minute and even did five-minute-long roles. If I am powerful, then I have deserved it, I have earned it. It is my prerogative as a director to decide how I want to utilise which actor. People who are struggling in their lives, should be inspired by me. What is the point in being jealous of me or attacking me?"
Sharing the video on Twitter, Kashyap wrote, "Watched Kangana's interview yesterday. She used to be a very good friend of mine at one time. She would increase my confidence by coming in each of my films. But I don't know this new Kangana. And now I just watched a scary interview of her which she gave immediately after the release of Manikarnika."
"Kangana, enough is enough. If your friends and family member cannot see this then the fact is that everybody is using you and you have nobody to call your own. Rest is upto you, I don't care what abuses you throw at me," he added.
Kangana's digital team hit back at the filmmaker by calling him "mini Mahesh Bhatt." In two separate tweets, they wrote:
"Here is mini Mahesh Bhatt telling Kangana she is all alone and surrounded by fake people who are using her, anti nationals, urban naxals the way they protect terrorists now protecting movie mafia."
"Bloodthirsty terrorism promoters urban naxals and anti-nationals have come out in full force, they call themselves anti-establishment but now ganging up on a lone warrior to protect people who psychologically and emotionally lynched Sushant, did they say a word when he was bullied and killed?"
The whole back-and-forth began with the unfortunate death of Sushant Singh Rajput, which triggered widespread debates on nepotism.
Meanwhile, Kangana is also currently in a feud of sorts with actors Swara Bhasker, Taapsee Pannu, and Richa Chadha. In a recent interview, Kangana called them "B-grade actors," which led to the latest controversy in Bollywood.
Incidentally, this isn't the first time Taapsee and Kangana have been caught in a war of words.
(This is a developing story)