The infamous war of words between Taapsee Pannu and Kangana Ranaut doesn’t seem to end anytime soon. It all started when Kangana Ranaut called Taapsee a ‘needy outsider’. However, Taapsee Pannu has finally replied to the bitter statements.
Kangana said that ‘needy’ outsiders like Taapsee don’t support her in the fight against nepotism. Recently, in an interview with CNN-News18, Taapsee Pannu echoed that Kangana Ranaut called her names in the past also but what really hurts her the most is when people harm the good reputation of her journey.
“One thing that I have maintained in all my interviews consistently, from the beginning till now, since the time that this insider-outsider debate has started, is the fact that I am a very proud outsider. Right or wrong, good or bad, success or failure, it is my journey. But here, what irked me and I felt like speaking up, was the fact that I was getting discredited,” Taapsee added.
“My hard-earned success or A-grade, B-grade, whatever it is, was credited to either movie mafia or the fact she has achieved what she achieved and because of her struggles, I am at the place I am. That is what really shook me up,” she added.
Taapsee went on to add saying that she is a distinction holder while also adding that she didn’t even get any grade on ger final year marksheet. “I am a distinction holder, I don’t know which grade I qualify for. I didn’t even get any grade on my final year marksheet but yes, I am a distinction holder, if that answers anything.”
Previously, in an interview with the Hindustan Times, Taapsee Pannu criticised Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for discrediting her journey.
In an exclusive interview with India Today Television, Taapsee talked about the ongoing insider vs outsider debate. “I have been perplexed for the last few months seeing people calling me out when I have only nice things to say about her and others. You can have your opinion, I can have mine.
My opinion not matching yours doesn’t make me wrong. The hypocrisy was exposed when you yourself are fighting for outsiders and simultaneously pulling down other outsiders. Which side are you on? You are using this opportunity to settle some personal scores. You are fighting against harassment and bullying, but in the same breath how can you bully others. That’s kind of wrong.
Let’s together stand against harassment. Yes, outsiders are discriminated against, I never said that they aren’t, but I refuse to be bitter about it. We have been discriminated against by the people in the industry, by the media and by the audience too. It takes us years and years to get that opening figure that a star kid gets in the beginning. We are all in this ecosystem together. We all are responsible for this,” she concluded.