Apart from Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar, Mahesh Bhatt and others, Kangana even took a jibe at Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker by calling them ‘B-grade’ actresses. In response to all her allegations, Taapsee said, “First of all, I don’t think my existence has got anything to do with looks primarily. I don’t have any film of mine which is produced by any of these gangs that she keeps targeting. I never mentioned anywhere that ‘I like Karan Johar or anyone she alleges, but I have never said ‘I hate them either’. So the fact that you don’t hate someone she hates, is equivalent to you like that person? I don’t even know him beyond formal, ‘hi, hello’s and thank you’. So how is this even logical?”
Furthermore, the ‘Judwaa 2’ actress also addressed the answered Kangana’s question of ‘why they don’t get work?’ as well. She said, “I have been doing at least four films per year in the last 3 years now and have five films announced right now. So, 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.”
Adding more about her career, Taapsee added, “None of my past or future films are being produced by any of that mafia she keeps mentioning then how is my existence because of nepotism? Or undermining someone’s genuine achievements by crediting wrong sources and then mocking it is how you prove that you are a true successful outsider?”
After clearing the air around nepotism and movie mafia’s, Taapsee slammed Kangana for taking advantage of someone’s death for personal vendetta. “I refuse to be bitter. I refuse to take advantage of someone’s death for personal vendetta and I refuse to make a mockery out of the industry that gave me bread and identity. I have had my share of struggles and just because I don’t glorify them or deal with them with a positive outlook doesn’t make me any less of the outsider,” she added.
Taapsee continued, “Yes, I’ve been dropped out of films and replaced with star kids but the fact that she and her sister try to discredit me and my hard work, call me names, put wrong allegations on me is actually an equal level of harassment if not more. All this coz I refuse to sing her tune and because I refuse to see her as the flag bearer of outsiders, we all are not bitter people.”
Sharing her experiences in the industry, the talented actress stated, “We all have had good and bad experiences but many of us refuse to let negativity drive us. It’s our positive hope and the ability to make lemonade out of the lemons thrown at us that has got us where we are now. I am not going to give in to this negativity and hatred because this limits my growth as a human being. She has the right to have an opinion and so do I and just because my opinion doesn’t match her’s doesn’t make me inferior.”