Kangana Ranaut is brewing a storm with her bold statements. Her war of words with Karan Johar has kept media abuzz. For those who are unaware, the controversy started when Kangana appeared on Karan’s talk show Koffee with Karan and called him a ‘snooty flag bearer of nepotism’.
This statement didn’t go down well with Karan, who at an event in London, asked Kangana to stop playing the ‘woman card’ and the ‘victim card’. He also made fun of Kangana’s English by saying that the actress doesn’t understand what nepotism means.
The Queen actress responded to Karan’s statements in an interview today with a tabloid. She declared that she didn’t use the ‘woman card’ and instead the ‘badass card’. Amidst this Kangana vs Karan war, there came another news which said that the actress’ Tanu Weds Manu director Aanand L. Rai is upset with her.
According to a tabloid, Aanand is dissed with her because she is claiming that Rai has been penning a script for her and that he would be working with her yet again. However, sources close to Aanand quashed the news.
Now, a reliable source close to Kangana informs us that Kangana too hasn’t taken down Aanand’s comments well. Says the source, “Kangana and Aanand have worked together on Tanu Weds Manu and Tanu Weds Manu Returns, both of which have been super hit films. They both share great equations and hence it came as a surprise when she read reports of Aanand being upset with her.”
Reveals another confidante, “Aanand shouldn’t be upset with Kangana, because she is one actress who worked with him at a point when no one was ready to sign his film. In fact, his film Tanu Weds Manu didn’t have funds and it was because of Ranaut that a big production house agreed to back him, given that she had done some films like Fashion, Life in a Metro and Gangster and was a brand. In a way it can be said that she launched him and the least that he can have is some gratitude for her. There was a time when there was no money to shoot Tanu Weds Manu and the shoot of the movie had been stalled. But we sailed through those tough times. So he should have rather stood by her now and this reaction of his has hurt her.”
“Kangana hasn’t gone on record and claimed that she is working with Aanand in a film or that the director has a script for her,” adds the source and also clarifies, “Despite sharing such great equation with the director, if he still chooses to believe these things then nothing can be done. Also, if Aanand is upset with the entire Kangana and Karan controversy and thinks that the actress is wrong, then Ranaut too won’t have time to accommodate someone with a patriarchal mindset.”