The discussions around Taapsee Pannu and Kangana Ranaut do not seem to end anytime soon. While the two are making it to the headlines for their respective film, Ekta Kapoor was recently asked about Kangana Ranaut calling Taapsee a ‘sasta (cheaper)’ version of herself.
For the unversed, Ekta Kapoor is currently busy promoting her upcoming production Dobaaraa which stars Taapsee Pannu. The film is directed by Anurag Kashyap and the film’s trailer was launched in Mumbai on Wednesday. During the event, Ekta was asked about Kangana’s views about Taapsee.
Earlier in March last year, Kangana Ranaut had tweeted about Taapsee and called her a ‘sasti’ actor. Kangana had written, “You will always remain sasti because you are sab rapists ka feminist… your ring master (Anurag) Kashyap was raided in 2013 as well for tax chori… government official’s report is out if you aren’t guilty go to court against them come clean on this … come on sasti.” Meanwhile, Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel had also called Taapsee a ‘sasti copy (cheap imitation)’ of the actor.
Now, Ekta, who has worked with both Kangana and Taapsee, spoke about Kangana taking a dig at Taapsee and calling her ‘sasti’ copy of herself, she said, “There is only one similarity, both (Kangana and Taapsee) are amazing trailblazer women and to play them against each other is not your and my job. We are women, we adjust each other’s crown, not remove it.”
Furthermore, Ekta Kapoor also shared her experience of working with Kangana and Taapsee as she said, “It’s an amazing thing to collaborate with such amazing actors. If there’s an interesting project, I will only approach the actor and request them to read the script. So, it is a heartening thing to work with great actors. They bring in a lot more, Kangana is a brilliant actor and so is Taapsee.”
On the professional front, Taapsee will soon be seen in Ekta Kapoor-backed Dobaaraa. The thriller will release in theatres on August 19 and also stars Rahul Bhatt, Saswata Chatterjee and Pavail Gulati, among others.
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