Actor Taapsee Pannu has refused to apologise for her "double filter" comment about fellow actress Kangana Ranaut for which she faced flak from the latter's sister and spokesperson Rangoli Chandel. The argument began with Chandel attacking Pannu on Twitter.
She had tweeted, "Kuch log Kangana ko copy kar ke he apni dukaan chalate hain, magar pls note, they never acknowledge her, not even a mention of her name in praising the trailer. Last I heard, Taapsee ji said Kangana needs a double filter, and Tapsee ji you need to stop being a sasti copy." She went all out on Taapsee and others of the film fraternity for not mentioning Kangana's name while praising the trailer of 'Judgemental Hai Kya'.
In her response, Pannu said, "Seriously, I will not apologise for my honest opinion. I did not know that she has a patent on curly hair because I was born with curly hair, and my parents are responsible for that. So, I cannot apologies for that either. Rest, I do not know what else I have copied." She added, "However, if I am a copy of a good actress like her, and I always maintained that she is a good actress, I take it as a compliment. I am also called 'sasti' (cheap). Yes, I am not the highest--paid actress, so that way you can call me 'sasti'."
Taapsee also said, "I did not reply to that individual because they do not matter in my scheme of things. Why should I pay attention to people who do not matter to me? They are taking time out to say things to me, meaning I matter to them. Everyone knows how to bully, and even I know how to answer back. But there is a certain use of language and vocabulary that I have not learnt and I never will. So, I answered in my way."
Pannu was speaking at a media interaction to promote her upcoming film 'Mission Mangal'. She has been busy this year with multiple releases. The 'Game Over' actress said negative comments like Rangoli's do not affect her spirit. "When a journalist asks me a question, I answer because through your medium I can tell my audience who I am. So, you people matter to me."
The entire charade began a while back because Taapsee mentioned in an interview that Kangana needs a "double filter" because she is brutally honest and that puts her into trouble. Chandel didn't like the comment too well and launched a tirade against Taapsee.