Taapsee Pannu claps back at Kangana Ranaut: Refuse to take advantage of someone’s death for personal vendetta

After Kangana Ranaut called Taapsee Pannu a B grade actress, the Thappad star lashed out at the Panga star. "I am not going to give into this negativity and hatred because this limits my growth as a human being," she said.
Taapsee Pannu calls out at Kangana Ranaut: Refuse to take advantage of someone’s death for personal vendettaTaapsee Pannu calls out at Kangana Ranaut: Refuse to take advantage of someone’s death for personal vendetta
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Taapsee Pannu has opened up about Kangana Ranaut's recent statements about the Thappad star. For the unversed, Kangana appeared on Republic TV where she spoke about nepotism, Sushant Singh Rajput's untimely death and more. During the conversation, the actress called Taapsee a "B grade actress". The Queen actress asked Taapsee and Swara Bhaskar, "If you love Karan Johar, why you both are B-grade actresses? You are better looking than Alia Bhatt and Ananya Panday. You both are better actresses. Why don’t you get work? Your whole existence is a proof of nepotism." 

Taapsee Pannu first took to Twitter and reacted to the statement with a dash of wit. However, the actress did not mince her words when she spoke to Hindustan Times about it. The actress said she has never mentioned she loves Karan. "I never mentioned anywhere I like Karan Johar or anyone she alleges, but I have never said I hate them either. So, the fact that you don’t hate someone she hates, is equivalent to ‘you like that person and you suck up to that person’? I don’t even know him behind formal ‘hi, hello, thank you’. How is this even logical?" Taapsee asked. 

"I am not going to give into this negativity and hatred because this limits my growth as a human being. Kangana has the right to have an opinion and so do I. And just because my opinion doesn’t match hers, doesn’t make me inferior," she said. The actress addressed the question about "why don’t you get work" and pointed out that she has at least four releases per year in the past three years. She also added that there five projects starring Taapsee that have been announced.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Who says I don’t get enough work? I decided to keep my career graph slow and steady and that’s exactly how it’s been going. Yes, I’ve been dropped out of films and replaced with star kids but the fact that Kangana and her sister (Rangoli Chandel) try to discredit me and my hard work, call me names, put wrong allegations on me, is actually an equal level of harassment, if not more. All this because I refuse to sing her tune and because I refuse to see her as the flag bearer of outsiders because we all are not bitter people?" she said. 

The actress also said she refuses to be bitter. "I refuse to take advantage of someone’s death for personal vendetta and I refuse to make mockery out of the industry that gave me bread and identity," Taapsee said. The actress recalled being replaced in Pati Patni Aur Woh and said, "I called out a wrong practice and had the director of the film supporting me then. So, it’s not like I am scared to voice out problems and people do back you when you do it with right intentions." 

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Anonymous 4 months ago

Tappse at least she took a stand for Sushant. Whether there is ulterior motive or not that does not matter. You being fellow actor could not give him the respect that he needed from all you. People right you are too afraid to speak against your biggy's in Bollywood. Sushant saw the hypocrats and he had enough . This guy should have gone in a different field of work. Success would have followed him. He did not greedy unintectual people to hang around with. You are educated why you choose this field of work? Where you get humiliated daily . B grade or A grade only the public makes not production houses. The day outlook of people changes these production houses will be no where. Social Media makes you or breaks you. Kangana is not your enemy open your eyes. I am looking at this debate as an outsider. Those higher up in Bollywood you doing their job but not helping yourself. Think and than respond.

Anonymous 4 months ago

Lets assume kangana is not enemy then why she called tapsee entire career as B grade whatever is the intention(she tells her intention is tapsee should get better movies) she can't discredit Tapsee's work like that.Fake feminism adjusting someone's crown by telling world how crooked it was and here toh Tapsee is doing better than Kangana anyday in these 3 years.All scripts tapsee has worked for are better than Kangana's off late

Anonymous 4 months ago

I really don't understand Kangna... Several times I have read articles of her and her sister targeting Tapsee calling her kangnas sasti wanna be etc. Both sisters come across as bullies themselves. I mean did Kangna even know Sushant??? When was she ever seen praising an outsider if anything I only see abuse and name calling. How many times has she been linked with married men? I'm not saying the men weren't wrong but she's no angel. Just because someone isn't nodding their head with everything you say doesn't mean you get to degrade them. Bollywood is full of jealous, 2 faced and selfish people and yes Kangna deffo fits in that description. Don't care about her just hope Sushant gets justice and people responsible get punished.

Anonymous 4 months ago

Very true I have been following her for sometime now she tells she is flag bearer for outsiders and is this how she support them?threw Krissh Manikarnika Director out?threwout sonu sood? changed scripts to favour her role in both manikarnika, simran(i guess), bullying these new directors? cut other female role?now calling tapsee, swara B grade actress?No this not a sign of development of outsiders or feminism.I can't stand ppl pointing at Tapsee's journey she has seen much more struggle(tfi) but never pointed fingers.I feel Bhumi and tapsee are more verstile than Kangana

Anonymous 4 months ago

Hey who will keep quiet yaar whether sushant issue or not if someone like kangana keeps mocking you and taking all their hard earned struggles and saying I did this for them and all that. of'course even a little school going student if they have friends problems..will say mama don't be my mouthpiece or don't fight for me...i will fight it out on my own. so who is arrogant kangana for taapsee or anyone to fight unless they come forward and ask help. they will fight on their own for any cause they wish in their way. not your irritating way. this is too much interference. guess they don't have 25cr per movie money like her otherwise would have definitely sued her.

Anonymous 4 months ago

Why is kangana jealous of successful outsiders!? they are doing movies across banners not just johar and chopras. if they are bullied and replaced, they stand up. there were a lot of blinds against bhumi's attitude too. both ladies gave it back when they were criticised for saand ki aankh. they do meaningful substantial work and they are not known to be glam dolls etc. Neither is Alia no matter how many articles PV posts here.

Anonymous 4 months ago

I 101% support KANGANA! She is such a brave and intelligent woman who is putting her 100 percent effort to bring CHANGE TO The BOLLYWOOD! She is fighting to get justice for SUSHANT SIR against all odds. Here THESE COWARDLY “OUTSIDERS” and BOLLYWOOD MAFIA are trying to divert/misguide KANGANA’S genuine fight for Justice! Shame on all of you “Outsiders” either hiding behind your Mamma or Licking boots of the Bollywood Mafia! KANGANA.. YOU GO GURL! We COMMON PEOPLE ARE BEHIND YOU!!! May Justice Prevail!!

Anonymous 4 months ago

Shame on you Taapsee! Ms. Kangana is genuinely trying to help you all outsiders from these Bollywood Blood Suckers and fighting to get justice for Sushant Sir as a BRAVE WARRIOR!! And you as one of the OUTSIDER and victim of these BOLLYWOOD VULTURES is misinterpreting the Ms. Kangana’s message and spitting venom at her!! How low life can you be?!! You are nothing but a COWARD!! Yes. That’s what you are.

Anonymous 4 months ago

did they ask her for help? she can fight for COWARDS like you. they can fight theirs in their way. not ur's or her way. definitely only people like you who can be braindead or brainwashed need her help not who are strong. they can pave their own way. sushant was also the same strong but kangana is making him look weak helpless and what not. he would have slapped her if alive and she talked like this demeaning him like useless fellow. no, you won't see it coz you don't even know what being strong is. being strong is a lot and it is definitely not being bully talking crap and bad language for SURE.

Anonymous 4 months ago

Look at simi garewal’s reaction and look at tapsee - she is trying to politicize the murder of Sushant! Why do delhi journos have to jump in if two Bollywood actors are talking or doing whatever - unprecedented!

Anonymous 4 months ago

This woman and sell out journalists are getting at kangana because they want to shut her down for nepotism, bullying, harassment sushant faced! Simply because they have to protect mafias to get brownie points , they do not want kangana to address the unjust practices of this corrupt bollywood!! It's sick and disgusting no wonder why sushant never open up because of this culture of grouping and degrading the one who wants to bring a better change.I have no words for them but they deserve boycott because chamchagiri cannot be tolerated anymore.

Anonymous 4 months ago

The nexus is scary - more power to kangana

Anonymous 4 months ago

Black lives matter is a movement of taking advantage of George Floyd’s death, right tapasee? Slow clap back at you. If you don’t have the courage to take a stand for those bullies and marginalized, keep quiet but don’t deviate the discussion. PV please post

Anonymous 4 months ago

Ppl can say whatever kangana has more balls than all the men in bollywood!

Anonymous 4 months ago

How come Taapsee playing so dumb. Didn’t she hear what else was being said by Kangana on the debate. She heard only this in the 57 minute long conversation? Is that it? Never spoke a word about her wronged peer SSR. So desperate? I can expect Swara or Richa, but Taapsee frankly was expecting better from you. I am not very fond of Kangana, but atleast she has her own voice? Where is yours Taapsee? Hiding behind Anurag or Anubhav won’t help you for long. How can you turn a blind eye towards justice? Lost all respect. - From an ex-fan (since watching Naam Shabana was your fan but enough is enough). PV please post!

Anonymous 4 months ago

Why should she sit back and be attacked? Would you? She is right when she says that she has a full career and doesn’t even know KJo. She is right when she says bitterness isn’t the be all and end all.

Anonymous 4 months ago

It takes guts for a lady to come out in open and challenge the dysfunctional system being aware of the situation that she might lose everything after that. Hats of to Kangana Ranaut for tht. Tapsee Pannu can never ever go to such extent. She is a slave to the mafias . Feel pity for her.

Anonymous 4 months ago

With Alia & vidya going the OTT way, tapsee’s theatrical life is over due to flops and now covid. She is rattling to gain attention of movie mafia and get a sidekick role in a big film. It’s obvious. Or a brand by her PR god woman for sharing the proceeds with her out of tweet business colleagues. The shrillness is in line with this.

Anonymous 4 months ago

You win by silence :)

Anonymous 4 months ago

Which you have not shown tapsee? Nobody is asking you to be silent but this instigation of manikarnika issues shows you are a party to the bully club.

Anonymous 4 months ago

really ? desperate for a movie with big banners !

Anonymous 4 months ago

Some one should ask Tapsee for all the wrongs in bollywood why she chose to comment on Kangana only. Because she is soft target. Shame on you Tapsee. How low can you go down for roles?

Anonymous 4 months ago

That's good, and I totally agree with you. But, please make this industry a better place. You can do it by raising your voice against the selfish gangs. Just because your shop is working don't turn a blind eye to all the filth around you. Will respect you more if you do something good and raise your voice...you are so feisty, perhaps even more than Kangana...

Anonymous 4 months ago

She has. When she was replaced by nepo kid Ananya in PPW. She did speak out and make a statement. If she was concerned about offending nepo daddy KJo she wouldn’t have said anything.

Anonymous 4 months ago

Aditya pancholi 's nepo gf kangu is jealous of self made successful n talented persons. Insider or outsider does not matter. Her career has been to be relevant by making digs at Deepika, Katrina, Vidya, Jacquiline, Alia, Taapsee to degrading struggling writers, directors, costars in her films.

Anonymous 4 months ago

I think I never agreed with Kangana more! There is a gang in the film industry. When she gave example of this Koffee with Karan, and the name they’ll have it makes sense. Who’d you kill? If it’s Ranveer, Ranbir, Hritik, Varun, Sushant, how’d you pick. Everything she said made so much sense. What happens despite being a good actor if you stop getting movies, you won’t feel good!!

Anonymous 4 months ago

Stop it already, you know you are not getting the acknowledgement you should be getting due to these Nepo kids. There is a difference between existing and shinning. Learn from Kangs.

Anonymous 4 months ago

Sushant fans were bringing up some old video abt alia, sonam saying harmless remarks in a talk show. But, this woman gets to call others ugly, b grade, needy, murderer, chote mote actor, sasti copy, threaten to destroy, bully people, steal credit and what not. But, it is ok for them as long as she is outsider. Hypocrisy ki bhi sima hoti hay

Anonymous 4 months ago

Kangana is correct. Tapsee is hypocritical and her comments on nepotism dilly dally as per her convenience.

Anonymous 4 months ago

Aditya Pancholi is waiting for you Kangana...you are late.

Anonymous 4 months ago

What an idiot!!So speaking about those issues which has caused sushant pain is taking advantage of the situation?Did she atleast watch those bullying videos by bollywood stars, did she see his comments expressing himself how he was sidelined and does not have any friends in the industry! You know he never open up like kangana, one because movie mafias will sell narrative he's mad overdemanding and second because of outsiders like you and others who just do what mafias want as puppets!! So stay silent when you can't grow a spine to talk about sushant and let others do!! Pv post pls , don't be biased.

Anonymous 4 months ago

What do you know? You’re not in the fraternity. If people think she is trying to stay in the news and serve her vendetta then they know more about it than you!

Anonymous 4 months ago

You guys are too close minded for your own good!

Anonymous 4 months ago

You have no idea what was causing SSR such pain that he took his life. You were not with him - you never even met him. Yet you see some videos and make assumptions. Those who actually knew him - his friends and family - have been quiet. But you think you know better. Stop tarnishing his reputation. He would have never supported such behavior.

Anonymous 4 months ago

taapsee was replaced by who in pati patni aur woh?

Anonymous 4 months ago

And she spoke out about it.

Anonymous 4 months ago

Outsider kartik got her replaced with outsider Bhumi

Anonymous 4 months ago

I m soo soo happy finally she called kangna out for using her name. Tap see is a good actress. I loved all her movies. This kangna is a bully

Anonymous 4 months ago

You are an idiot

Anonymous 4 months ago

No Kangana is

Anonymous 4 months ago

Agreed. Kangana is using this. Soon thailaivi will be released. Media should be blamed for covering industry kids so much. They even say Ira khan has fans. Fans of what? Suhana has fans?? For what? Agree with tapsee wholeheartedly and I love tapsees movies

Anonymous 4 months ago

I think Tapsee is a better actress than Kangana. Look at both of their recent movies - Tapsee has been much better.

Anonymous 4 months ago

Agree Kangana is a bully who’s not afraid to call all these names. And her claims seem to be true because she’s giving all the details to all these incidents!

Anonymous 4 months ago

tapsee is a bully

Anonymous 4 months ago

Here comes the minions

Anonymous 4 months ago

omg instead of calling kangana over and over again can Tapsee vouch for CBI Enquiry For SSR atleast once? the whole intevriew wasnt all about her only good lord.

Anonymous 4 months ago

A CBI inquiry is unnecessary. Those who are closest to SSR (his family) know the truth. Stop dragging his name.

Anonymous 4 months ago

So well said. Lots of love!

Anonymous 4 months ago

Very well said Taapsee!! Totally agree with you!! Awesome girl!! I am with you

Anonymous 4 months ago

Classy and intelligent.

Anonymous 4 months ago

ok your statement (like laughing like a devil etc) gives more clarity on for sure kangana is using sushant to take revenge on such petty cat fight situations. Taapsee even if laughed was only once. She gave clarification also that she is like kangana talks very blunt. Then Kangana became bitter and intimidated her saying -'be ready for a lot from my side' and not once but so many times thru her sister or herself uptil now is harassing her. that is absolute bullying. you need not consider Taapsee as a good actor or give any grading but you have to have empathy & cannot "YELL" and degrade another person. in most of Kangana's interviews it is "YELLING" all the time. she needs to change that tone. it is offensive and as bad as bullying.

Anonymous 4 months ago

Classy women who hangs out with charsi Anurag kashyap and laughed like a devil while mocking Kangana .. how easily she forgets that really classy Tapaseeeeeeeeee

Anonymous 4 months ago

Why does she have so much hostility for tapsee..always targeting her ..it's time when classy outsider's like bhumi and tapsee are applauded and given their position And what happened to Sushant is very sad ..whoever responsible for his murder will get a punishment as karma is a bitch it will find it's way

Anonymous 4 months ago

Everyone knows why. She tried hitting on Tapsee several time’s and when Tapsee rebuffed her she started targeting her. It’s a well known secret. Kangana has become a bunny boiler.

Anonymous 4 months ago

She's nervous of the competition. Tapsee is doing much better than Kangana these days.

Anonymous 4 months ago

This woman really needs to grow up. Such a dim person can’t see the essence of what Kangana was saying. Keep going when they are all in jail you join them too Taps or whatever your name is. Now Dr S has joined in - good luck to all of you criminals

Anonymous 4 months ago

Taapsee is right !!! Kagana is wrong !

Anonymous 4 months ago

Its okay tapsee...dont support kangana ...no issues. But please ...dont DISCOUNT on kanganas efforts to give the public a different perspective for Sushants matters. Not atleast this time. Just keep quiet if u dont agree with kangana. Atleast for Sushants sake. Please !!! Please PV ..kindly post this

Anonymous 4 months ago

How is Kangana his spokesperson?? She has no right to speak for him - or what she thinks was bothering him. She doesn't know anything! Those who know him are keeping quiet, but this attention seeker is yapping her mouth every day.

Anonymous 4 months ago

tapsee it seems youre also on the slave list of these bollymafias.

Anonymous 4 months ago

Your brain cells are affected deeply , the whole idea behind her interviews was to bring change in bollywood and for who?? For she and outsiders like you and swara, do you sit down and think beyond your hate for kangana, what sushant went through and you don't feel a bit to address those issues because it could well be you in the future if no anubhav sinha and kashyap, learn to see the bigger picture rather than playing dumb to issues in your industry. Pv i hope you be fair and post my comment.

Anonymous 4 months ago

whatsoever tapsee....the very fact that that u r an outsider plus...u having 5 upcoming releases ..one of them with/by Akshay Kumar. .. that shows where ur inhibitions come from or for. thats okay...dont support kangana ...no issues. But please ...dont DISCOUNT on kanganas efforts to give the public a different perspective for Sushants matters. Not atleast this time. Just keep quiet if u dont agree with kangana. Atleast for Sushants sake. Please !!! Please PV ..kindly post this

Anonymous 4 months ago

Common Tapsee . You know the Bworld and you have called out many times on how you get unfair treatment , despite being talented. Kangana is right here, I as an movie audience has seen this groupism escalate in the past few years.

Anonymous 4 months ago

That doesn’t mean loopy kangana gets to insult others like Tapsee.

Anonymous 4 months ago

Tapasee Kangana is fighting for outsiders like you !! I really wish you both the best !!

Anonymous 4 months ago

Now this IS a befitting reply ! Glad someone gave it to the b

Anonymous 4 months ago

I think it’s more about the timing that is right to fight this Bollywood industry and not to be afraid of its mafia and her life now with all the media around Sushant Singh. She’s right to speak out even if that industry brought bread to her table. It’s time to put Bollywood upside down. It’s nothing more than a group of people protecting themselves from the outside and collect as much as money as possible via delivering mediocre work.

Anonymous 4 months ago

I support kangana because i feel bad for what she has been through but I also kinda agree with Taapsee here, she's so wise and sensible

Anonymous 4 months ago

When Kangana said that "Taapsee's existence is because of nepotism" you very unintelligently concluded that she is discrediting you but in reality she was actually complementing you!The complete context was " Even after Taapsee being more beautiful and talented than the likes of Alia and Ananya, she still doesn't get the good offers that these actresses get,You can't stand for you,you are busy licking boots so she has done a favour for you,say thank you!!

Anonymous 4 months ago

Really? You know that kangana has previously called her names like "meri sasti copy"? It's true that nepotism exists but kangana is taking advantage of SSR death. Within hours of his death she posted her video. When he was alive she didn't praise chhichhore and praised gully boy but in her video says that gully boy is wahiyad. Didn't appreciate any of his films. Again, it's true that star kids have an unfair advantage but doesn't the audience like you and me pay more attention to alia bhatt and Salman khan than actresses like tapsee? Salman khan makes superhit movies without ANY creative storyline, with shitty acting and dancing. A lot of it can be blamed on the audience as well. As for kangana, she's a selfish person and is doing this just for herself.

Anonymous 4 months ago

She is not doing anyone a favour but herself... I think everyone can speak for themselves, kangana doesn’t have to speak for all. How is she complementing Tapsee... by calling her a B grade actress??? Really

Anonymous 4 months ago

Taapsee intelligently saw through Kangsna’s backhanded BS compliment and refused to be a pawn in her game. Instead she called out Kangana and you unintelligently think Taapsee will take the bait, lol. And, on what planet is plastic Taapsee and even more plastic Kangana more beautiful than natural beauties Alia or Ananya....not on earth at least.

Anonymous 4 months ago

Love you Taapsee..

Anonymous 4 months ago

Taapsee cried when she wasn’t get films from yash Raj/Karan after Judwa 2.

Anonymous 4 months ago

Well said! Kudos Taapse Pink villa post!