A few weeks ago, actor Taapsee Pannu was in the headlines when she was called out by Kangana Ranaut’s Sister Rangoli Chandel on social media and was called a ‘sasti copy’. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap came into the word war with Rangoli and started defending Taapsee. However, Taapsee prefers to remain silent.
Now, in an interview to Mumbai Mirror, Taapsee opened up on the controversy that took place between her and Kangana. She revealed that Rangoli took the ‘sasti copy’ jibe on her and many of her friends from the industry wanted to speak up against it, but she stopped them from doing so as she didn’t want to escalate the matter.
“Not just Anurag, a few other close friends from the industry also wanted to retort, but I stopped them because I don’t want to give her any mileage on my behalf. She can’t play the nepotism card with me because I’ve also struggled to reach where I am today. I didn’t want to engage in a word battle because I would not be able to match their language. I didn’t know there was a copyright on curly hair, which I was born with, and honest opinions. I’m not going to apologise for it. As far as being ‘sasti’ is concerned, Kangana claims to be the highest-paid actress, so I guess I am the ‘sasti’ version,” she told the tabloid.
“It was said in a positive manner and wasn’t derogatory. In fact, I have often said that Kangana is one actor that I look up to. It was weird to target me,” she stated.
Earlier Rangoli Chandel had lashed out at Taapsee Pannu after she failed to mention Kangana Ranaut’s name while praising the trailer of Judgemental hai kya. Rangoli had tweeted, “…they never acknowledge her (Kangana) not even a mention of her name in praising the trailer, last I heard Taapsee ji said Kangana needs a double filter and Tapsee Ji you need to stop being a sasti copy.”
Taapsee is gearing up for his upcoming projects, Mission Mangal and Saand Ki Aankh’