Kangana Ranaut explains ‘B-grade’ remark on Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhasker

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Kangana Ranaut, Swara Bhasker, Taapsee Pannu
Kangana Ranaut, Swara Bhasker, Taapsee Pannu

Mumbai : Actor Kangana Ranaut is still firm on the comment she recently made about Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker, where she had called the two ‘B-grade actors’ who are not rising up in ranks despite being ‘chaaploos’.

In an interview with a media house, Kangana explanation her comment, “When Swara says that ‘I’m Sonam Kapoor’s best friend’, that’s not how the world sees her. No! No matter how much Taapsee Pannu says that everybody loves her, and she has gotten equal opportunities, no! People do not see her as somebody who is an equal to an Alia Bhatt or Ananya Panday.”

This is 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. I have been through those galis, I know where it goes, further added Kangana.

“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 wore a bikini as I wanted to be desperately accepted. I wanted to be on the cover pages of magazines. I wanted to win awards, I was still B-grade and they did not accept me,” The Manikarnika actress added.

It may be mentioned here, Kangana had said in an earlier interview with Republic TV, “What I want to convey through this interview isn’t for me, I have only to lose here because I know tomorrow they will get some 20 needy outsiders like Taapsee Pannu or Swara Bhasker who will get up and say, ‘Oh! Only Kangana has problems with nepotism. We love Karan Johar’. If you love Karan Johar, why are you both B-grade actresses? You are both better looking than Alia Bhatt and Ananya (Panday). You both are better actresses. Why don’t you get work? Your whole existence is proof of nepotism. What are you telling me about how happy you are with the industry?”

Replying back, Taapsee, in an interview said that Kangana and her sister Rangoli Chandel’s attempt to demean her journey and level false allegations against her were ‘an equal level of harassment’ as being replaced by star kids in films.