In the wake of Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise, many celebrities have come forward to mourn his sudden passing. While some are urging to prioritize mental health others have been making headlines for accusing fellow actors in a fresh Nepotism vs Outsiders debate.
Recently, in an interview with India Today, Taapsee Pannu opened up about her conflict with Kangana Ranaut after the latter called her “needy outsider” and a “B grade” actress. She clarified that it’s hypocritical to fight for outsiders while pulling other outsiders.
On Kangana and her war of words
Speaking about how Kangana has targeted other outsiders, she said: “I have been perplexed for the last few months seeing people calling me out when I have only nice things to say about her and others. You can have your opinion, I can have mine. My opinion not matching yours doesn’t make me wrong. The hypocrisy was exposed when you yourself are fighting for outsiders and simultaneously pulling down other outsiders. Which side are you on? You are using this opportunity to settle some personal scores. You are fighting against harassment and bullying, but in the same breath how can you bully others. That’s kind of wrong.”
Taapsee Pannu on Nepotism
While agreeing that outsiders are discriminated against, Taapsee reiterated that she refuses to be bitter about it. “Let’s together stand against harassment. Yes, outsiders are discriminated against, I never said that they aren’t, but I refuse to be bitter about it. We have been discriminated against by the people in the industry, by the media and by the audience too. It takes us years and years to get that opening figure that a star kid gets in the beginning. We are all in this ecosystem together. We all are responsible for this.”
In an earlier interview with Republic Tv, Kangana had called Swara Bhaskar, Taapsee Pannu “B grade actresses” and “needy outsiders”. Her comments created a social media uproar on the Internet. Taapsee and Swara both have categorically denied being negative or bitter about the whole debate.
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