Not very long ago, Kangana Ranaut, in her explosive interview with Republic TV had made some controversial remarks. Apart from accusing a streak of Bollywood bigwigs, she had also taken a jibe at Swara Bhasker and Taapsee Pannu by calling them 'B-grade' actresses. What happened thereafter was a couple of social media arguments between Kangana Ranaut and Swar Bhasker - Taapsee Pannu. Now, Swara, in an interview with CNN News18, has said that she's not completely surprised with Kangana's choice of words; however, she was a bit disappointed after her name was dragged in what she called a 'needless debate'.
Talking about her Tanu Weds Manu co-star, Swara said, "It didn’t entirely come as a surprise. Kangana has adopted a certain tone in talking about those who don’t agree with what she is saying on a particular point. I wasn’t necessarily surprised by that." Swara added, "I was a little taken aback that she should drag us into a sort of needless debate and name-calling on a public platform, on national television. It’s fine. People have the right to say what they feel like. I’m a democratic person and I will defend her right to exercise her freedom of expression.”
For those unaware, Kangana, in her interview had attacked the actresses saying, "What I want to convey through this interview is... 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?”
However, Kangana soon justified her statements in an interview with TOI saying, "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 gotten equal opportunities, no! People do not perceive her as somebody equal to an Alia Bhatt or Ananya Panday. 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. I have been through those galis, I know where it goes! So that’s what I try to convey to them. If you think you are fitting in and now you have also become insiders, no, you’re not.”
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