Here is what happened when two women Sonam Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut engaged in a war of words against each other.
The #MeToo campaign in India, which started with actress-model Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegations against Nana Patekar, has spread like wildfire, and many such cases are coming up.
Recently, a former employee of Phantom Films, accused Queen director Vikas Bahl, a co-founder of the company, of harassment. Kangana Ranaut also said that Bahl’s behaviour with her during Queen’s shooting was inappropriate as well. She said that Bahl used to sniff her hair and make her uncomfortable.
Here is what Ranaut said, "He was scared of me but still every time we met socially we greeted and hugged each other. He would bury his face in my neck, hold me really tight and breathe in the smell of my hair. It took me great amount of strength and effort to pull myself out of his embrace. He would say, ‘I love how you smell K.’ I could tell something is wrong with him."
Reacting to the news of Tanushree and Kangana’s harassment stories, actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja lauded the former while questioning the claims made by the latter.
Speaking at Vogue We the Women summit in Bengaluru, Sonam praised Tanushree for showing exemplary courage in speaking up against the powerful men of the industry.
However, when asked about Kangana’s #MeToo story, she said that sometimes it is difficult to take the actor seriously as she says many things.
“I think Kangana wrote something. Kangana is obviously Kangana Ranaut. She says a lot of stuff and sometimes is hard to take her seriously. I love the fact that she has spunk and she says what she believes. I really respect for that. I don’t know him, I don’t know the situation. If what is written what is written is true, then it’s disgusting and awful. If it’s true, then they should be punished for it,” Sonam, who was one of the speakers at the summit, said.
We all know Kangana and Sonam know how to grab attention and never failed to make headlines with their unique, unfiltered and unapologetic statements.
In the latest interview with Pinkvilla, Kangana blasted Sonam for her "can't take her seriously" statement.
The Tanu Weds Manu actress said, "What does she mean by saying, 'it's hard to believe Kangana'? 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 won'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 continued, "She isn'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."
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Last Updated Oct 8, 2018, 2:22 PM IST