In Bollywood, where people are at their diplomatic best, Sonam Kapoor is known for her unfiltered statements and clear opinions. In fact, her father Anil Kapoor once said, â€œThere are times when we have to control her and tell her to think and talk (bolna padta hai soch samajhke baat kar).â€ And now it seems is the time when Anil Kapoor might feel the need to repeat the golden advice as Sonam recently reacted on Kanganaâ€™s statement accusing Queen director Vikas Bahl of sexual misconduct.Â
Right now, the actresses are deeply indulged into a war of words and it doesnâ€™t seem to die down anytime soon.
Attending the Vogue We the Women summit in Bengaluru, the Neerja actor extended her support to Tanushree Dutta but swerved when asked about Kanganaâ€™s similar experience with Queen director Vikas Bahl.Â
"Kangana did. Kangana being Kangana Ranaut,Â she says a lot of stuff. Sometimes, it's hard to take her seriously, but I love the fact that she has spunk and she says what she believes in." Sonam said. Watch the video here:
Kangana Ranaut is the latest celebrity to speak out against sexual harassment, who said â€œVikas Bahl would 'bury his face in (her) neck, hold (her) really tight" when they met sociallyâ€.Â Sonam, who has already branded Manikarnika actress, Kangana as a â€˜troublemakerâ€™ in a popular chat show, couldn't react to Ranaut's experience with the same empathy.
Steamed with Sonamâ€™s comment on her, Kangana Ranaut, in an interview with Pinkvilla, blasted the Delhi-6 actress. Kangana, enraged with Sonamâ€™s response launched a scathing attack on her for the judgemental comments and went on a rant insisting that Sonam has no business or right to judge her since she is known and is a celeb only because of her father Anil Kapoor. She further went on to say that Sonam is not a good actress or a good speaker, and as such doesnâ€™t have the credibility to pass judgement on a celebrated actress like herself.
She said, â€œWhat does she mean by saying, â€˜itâ€™s hard to believe Kanganaâ€™? When I am sharing my Me Too story, who gives her a right to judge me? So, Sonam Kapoor has the license of trusting some women and some she wonâ€™t. What makes her so unsure of my claims? I am known to be an articulate person and I have represented my country in many international summits. I am called as a thought and youth influencer to these summits, I am not known because of my dad I have earned my place and credibility after struggling for a decade.
Kangana even went onto say that â€œShe isnâ€™t known to be a great actress, neither she has the reputation of being a good speaker. What gives these filmy people right to take digs at me? I will demolish each one of them.â€
With shots fired from both the sides, the actresses turned the #MeToo moment into their own personal vengeance.