After Sonu Sood, Writer Apurva Asrani Lashes Out At Kangana In A Series Of Cryptic Tweets

12:06 pm 4 Sep, 2018


Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika controversy is trending for all the wrong reasons. With each passing day, the film gets into a different headline. But what can one expect, when it involves drama ‘queen’ Kangana Ranaut? In a fresh twist of events, Sonu Sood has walked out of the project, giving her another reason to be accused of overshadowing her directors and having spats with her co-actors. Now, Simran writer, Apurva Asrani, has taken a sly dig at the actress, further fueling the fire.

Kangana, who plays the lead in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, has been shooting vigorously for her role! She has done all the stunts for the historical herself.



Her woes started when she suffered a nasty gash last year during a sword-fighting scene. Knowing Kangana, she recovered from it soon.



However, she couldn’t hold her thoughts when Sonu Sood quit Manikarnika project. She said that he’s “unable to work under a woman director”. This is what she said:

“He refused to meet me. He refused to work under a woman director. Even though the team suggested that they have full faith in me, Sonu had neither dates nor faith.”



In the film, Sonu Sood was playing Sadashivrao Bhau, the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army. He had already shot some parts before quitting.



Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika controversy started when it emerged that she’s not only playing the main lead but also directing the project.


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In response to Kangana‘s allegations, Sonu responded back saying, “The gender of the director is not the issue, competence is.”


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Step back, or I'll shoot u! He's just so damn cute

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And adding fire to the whole Manikarnika controversy, screenwriter Apurva Asrani has lashed out at Ranaut and has described it as ‘the worst form of hara-kiri’.



In the past (2017) too, Apurva had accused Kangana of discrediting him of his creative liberties for the Simran script.



Once again, Apurva Asrani, has without taking names directly, launched an indirect social war after Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika controversy.




After his tweet, a user asked “What choice do the directors have with such stars?” To this, the writer responded by saying:



When another user pointed out that “A director doesn’t have much choice if a producer stops working”, he further wrote:



In one of the tweets, when the Twitter user said that “She has someone backing her”, Apurva gave this reply:



Interestingly, while Apurva is busy taking a jibe at Kangana, Simran‘s producer Kamal Jain has spoken in her favor!



Jain said, “Once the scenes were written, we approached Kangana for additional dates. But Krish had moved on to his next project. We realised she would be the best person to take over. Hence, there is no hijacking of the project.”



Meanwhile, Kangana just graced the front cover of the September issue of Vogue Wedding Book 2018:



Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi will release on April 27, 2019.