Pinkvilla that Taapsee, Swara and Richa Chadha "have bills to pay." Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker responded on Twitter, as they do, opting for sarcasm over outright attacks. The actresses have been locked in an exchange of hostilities after Kangana called Taapsee and Swara "B-grade actresses" on national TV. Kangana has co-starred with Swara in the Tanu Weds Manu films and has history of friction with Taapsee.
Asked to respond to comments about her from her colleagues, Kangana Ranaut told Pinkvilla, "It is so sad. I do not know what to say because I have been in their place. People who come from outside, I have said it in my earlier interviews as well, we (outsiders) do not have the comfort of our parents' houses. I am not Anil Kapoor or Mahesh Bhatt's daughter. Or when you talk about Swara Bhaskar, Taapsee Pannu or Richa Chadda, I understand they have bills to pay for their house; everybody is not and doesn't want to live the kind of life I aspire. So, I do understand where they're coming from and there are a lot of pressures. People are very bothered about their own personal gains."
Kangana's comment on "bills to pay" prompted this Twitter exchange between Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker:
Taapsee and Swara also responded sarcastically to Kangana Ranaut's TV interview in which she calls them "Swara Bhasker, Taapsee Pannu-type log," dismisses them as "chaploos outsiders," and claims credit for parallel and feminist cinema.
#MaLifeMaRulesMaShitMaPot— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) July 19, 2020
Kangana Ranaut has been vocal about nepotism and favouritism in the film industry, calling filmmaker Karan Johar "the flag-bearer of nepotism" on his show Koffee With Karan a coupe of years ago. Karan Johar, who regularly casts star kids such as Alia Bhatt in his films, has been placed under social media scrutiny since the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput last month - the filmmaker, who never invited Sushant to his show, allegedly participated in a supposed boycott of the late actor by production houses.
Last year, Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel attacked Taapsee Pannu