After the fiery interview of Kangana Ranaut to a leading news channel, where she pointed out at the Bollywood mafia gang once again, Badla actress Taapsee Pannu has come back responding to her accusations. Kangana had taken Taapsee and Swara Bhaskar's name for allegedly siding with the star kids and not being vocal about nepotism and groupism in the industry. She had said, "For me, I have only to lose here (in Bollywood) because I know tomorrow they (movie mafia gangs) will get some 20 needy outsiders like Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker, who will get up and say, ‘Oh, only Kangana has problem with nepotism, but we love Karan Johar’."
Adding further, "If you love Karan Johar, why are you both B-grade actresses? You are better looking than Alia Bhatt and Ananya Pandey . You both are better actresses. Why don’t you get work? Your whole existence is a proof of nepotism. What are you telling me about how happy you are with the industry? So, I know this will happen and the whole system will make me look like a mad person.”
To Kangana's accusations, Taapsee has decided to not stay silent and give back to her. To a leading tabloid she said, "I refuse to be bitter. I refuse to take advantage of someone’s death for personal vendetta and I refuse to make a mockery out of the industry that gave me bread and identity. As an actor who wants to speak up and address important issues that have happened with me which can help empower others, I did speak up when I was wrongfully replaced in Pati Patni Aur Woh. 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 the right intentions."