While her ‘B-grade actors‘ statement started a whole new war of words on social media with Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker taking to their respective handles to give it back to Kangana. The ‘Queen’ actress recently opened up about what she meant by the term ‘B-grade actors’ in an exclusive interview with ETimes and even shared details of how she has been battling the tag herself.
Kangana said, “It is true that in the beginning, even I wanted to. I went through that phase where I straightened my hair, I stuffed my lips with botox, I started to do films like ‘Rascals’, I wore a bikini – I wanted to be desperately accepted. I went through that. I wanted to be on the cover pages of magazines. I wanted to win awards. But it is not going to help. I was still B-grade and they did not accept me.”
Furthermore, she added, “So, I want them to know. When Swara says that ‘I’m Sonam Kapoor’s best friend’, that’s not how the world perceives her. No! No matter how much Taapsee Pannu says that everybody loves her and she has got equal opportunities, no! People do not perceive her as somebody who is an equal to an Alia Bhatt or Ananya Pandey. No! So that’s what I try to convey – that no matter how much you try and fit in, you are not fitting in. If you are not seeing it, let me show you – in their world, you are still B-grade.”