Actor Kangana Ranaut has landed herself in yet another controversy. Oh no, it is nothing related to Hrithik Roshan. It is also not related to the controversy where Writer Apurva Asrani has accused her of taking the “screenplay and dialogues’ credit” for Hansal Mehta’s Simran.
Filmmaker Ketan Mehta has slapped a legal notice to the Queen star for “hijacking” one of his most ambitious film projects, Rani of Jhansi: The Warrior Queen. He also said that he learnt of Krish’s Manikarnika only through newspapers and that he was shocked to see Kangana announcing Rani of Jhansi with another producer and director. Kangana being privy to all the documents and research material along with the script, has knowingly hijacked the project in collusion with producer Kamal Jain, he said.
“My legal notice says how we have worked on the project for two years and how all of a sudden everything happened. We have asked for the film (Manikarnika) to stop as we plan to go ahead with our project (Ketan’s film),” the filmmaker added.
On the other hand Apurva Asrani debunked Kangana Ranaut’s claim of converting her upcoming film Simran from a one-line screenplay to a full-fledged story, saying he does not understand why the actor would take credit for a writer’s hardwork.
In a lengthy Facebook post, Apurva said after writing Aligarh he was emotionally drained and when director Hansal Mehta sent him a news article of a woman in the US who crossed the line of the law, he decided to develop it into a fun film. The writer claims he was not even informed about Kangana getting the ‘additional story and dialogue writer’ credit initially. The writer said he threw a fit as he felt “shocked and betrayed” by the turn of the event and refused to give in.
In one of her interviews with a leading daily, about the Simran row, Kangana has again talked about the prejudices of the film industry, and why she’ll never stop standing up for herself. But will you stand for her in these new controversies?