Kangana Ranaut Has This To Say About 'Simran' Row

19 May, 2017 at 16:38 | by Team Postpickle

The girl is not holding back on the fire.

Kangana Ranaut has been embroiled in the writing credits controversy of Hansal Mehta's 'Simran'. It all started with writer Apurva Asrani calling Kangana a 'liar'. Now the 30-year-old actress has hit back at the writer.

In an interview with Huffington Post, the 'Queen' actress opened up about the whole controversy.

He was not up to the mark

"Apurva's story was this dark thriller about a drug-addict who goes into a life of crime. It also had a lot of flavour of Wolf of Wall Street with share market jargon thrown in. With the kind of script we had, that wouldn't be possible as it'd appeal to very limited people. Hansal then told me that I was free to talk to Apurva and get the script tweaked to make it more accessible. When I started collaborating with Apurva, I realised this isn't a writer who matches my expectations. And when I enquired about his previous writing work, I realised he hadn't done them."

"If it was so good, why oh why, would I have to do rewrites?"

"I apparently jumped at those ideas because of how genius it was. Seriously? If it was so good, why oh why, would I have to do rewrites? This never ever happened. Yes, there were sessions but those were mostly me expressing my disappointment with the writing. Nobody can take away from the fact that if Simran today is a story of a divorced woman, it's entirely introduced by me. If the film has feminist undercurrents, I included that. The father-daughter track, the lover's track in the film -- these are subplots that I added. Even Apurva cannot take away from that, why should I be giving my precious time when I already have other commitments."

She talks about how she was threatened.

"When we had the conversation about sharing credits, he lost it completely and drove everyone insane. This was when the nepotism controversy had broken and this man tells me, "Do you really need another controversy?" It was a threat. Basically he was saying if I don't shut up, he'll go ahead and tarnish my image as a 'trouble-maker' which is exactly what he has done despite getting the credit!"

She signs off by saying, "Understand again: Apurva is not fighting for his credits. He already has them. He's hell-bent on not giving me mine."

Credit: Huffington Post

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