The #Metoo wave has taken all over Bollywood. Two weeks ago, as Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment, other women also opened up. Kangana Ranaut shared her harrowing experience of working with Queen director Vikas Bahl.
However, at a summit, when asked to comment on the controversy and Kangana’s statements, Sonam Kapoor said, “Kangana is obviously Kangana Ranaut. She says a lot of stuff and sometimes is hard to take her seriously. I love the fact that she has spunk and she says what she believes. I really respect her for that. I don’t know him, I don’t know the situation. If what is written what is written is true, then it’s disgusting and awful. If it’s true, then they should be punished for it.”
However, the statements she made didn’t go down very well with Kangana who replied to Pinkvilla saying, “What does she mean by saying, ‘It’s hard to believe Kangana’? When I am sharing my Me Too story, who gives her a right to judge me?” She also used the nepotism card and said, “I am called as a thought and youth influencer to these summits, I am not known because of my dad, I have earned my place and credibility after struggling for a decade.”
She also said, “She isn’t known to be a great actress, neither has she the reputation of being a good speaker. What gives these filmy people right to take digs at me? I will demolish each one of them.”
However, soon enough Sonam cleared the air and posted a picture and wrote, “Women need to stand together! Irresponsible media have misquoted me or taken my quote out of context and made other women react. All I want to say is that all I have is compassion and love for you. I’m proud of where I come from and so should every other woman or man. Let’s stand together and speak up. Let’s not pull each other down with bitterness and negativity. Love is always the answer.”
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Women need to stand together! irresponsible media have misquoted me or taken my quote out of context and made other women react. All I want to say is that all I have is compassion and love for you. I’m proud of where I come from and so should every other woman or man. Let’s stand together and speak up. Let’s not pull each other down with bitterness and negativity. Love is always the answer. ☮️ 💖 drawing by @stayinkspired
Meanwhile, other people such as comedians Utsav Chakraborty, Kanan Gill, Gursimran Khamba have also been named in the #Metoo controversy