Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actress Kangana Ranaut’s team have locked horns on Twitter, and the ongoing rant is grabbing eyeballs. Kangana, in a recent interview with Republic TV, had spoken about Sushant Singh’s death and the Bollywood ‘mafia’, and called out Mahesh Bahtt, Karan Johar and Aaditya Chopra. She also took a dig at actresses Alia Bhatt, Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker, in the interview that has gone viral.
Referring to this, Kashyap tweeted that Kangana used to be a good friend of his, but he does not recognise the new Kangana anymore. “I saw Kangana’s interview’s yesterday. She used to be a very good friend of mine at one time. She used to encourage me by coming for my films. But I do not know this new Kangana. And I just saw this scary interview of hers, which is after the release of Manikarnika,” Kashyap tweeted in Hindi.
कल कंगना का interview देखा। एक समय में मेरी बहुत अच्छी दोस्त हुआ करती थी। मेरी हर फ़िल्म पे आके मेरा हौसला भी बढ़ाती थी। लेकिन इस नयी कंगना को मैं नहीं जानता। और अभी उसका यह डरावना इंटर्व्यू भी देखा जो मणिकर्णिका की रिलीज़ के बिलकुल बाद का है https://t.co/sl55GsO9v5— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) July 20, 2020
In a tweet addressed to Kangana’s team, Kashyap said ‘enough is enough’. He added that if her family members or close friends were not able to understand what she is doing, then she has no one to call her on.
Responding to a user who called him a 'puppet of Bollywood gang mafia', Kashyap said his films are not produced by big banners like Yash Raj Films, Dharma Productions and Excel Entertainment. He added that he was the one who made Queen when actress Kangana Ranaut did not have work and when her film Tanu Weds Manu faced problems, he was the one who helped director Aanand L Rai.
Team Kangana Ranaut responded to Kashyap’s tweets, calling him ‘mini Mahesh Bhatt’, and took a dig at him by saying Queen was the only successful film to have come out of his production house.