Taapsee Pannu is all set to star in Anurag Kashyap directed film Dobaaraa. The film is produced by Ekta Kapoor. During the trailer launch event, the Ekta was asked about Kangana Ranaut calling Taapsee a ‘sasta (cheaper)’ version of herself. The producer reacted to the question by saying it was not her or the media’s job to ‘play them against each other’. Ekta added that Kangana and Taapsee share ‘only one similarity’: they are both ‘amazing trailblazer women.’
Kangana Ranaut referred to Taapsee as a “sasti” actor in a tweet in March of last year. Kangana had stated, “You will always remain sasti because you are sab rapists ka feminist… your ring master (Anurag) Kashyap was raided in 2013 as well for tax chori… government official’s report is out if you aren’t guilty go to court against them come clean on this … come on sasti. Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel had also called Taapsee a ‘sasti copy (cheap imitation)’ of the actor.
On Wednesday, Ekta, has worked with both Kangana and Taapsee – she produced Judgemental Hai Kya, which starred Kangana and Rajkumar Rao, as well as Kangana’s reality show Lock Upp. now the filmmaker has called them both “brilliant actors.” When asked about Kangana’s dig at Taapsee and calling her a “sasti” copy of herself, Ekta said, “There is only one similarity, both (Kangana and Taapsee) are amazing trailblazer women and to play them against each other is not your and my job. We are women, we adjust each other’s crown, not remove it.”
Ekta Kapoor also shared her experience of working with Kangana and Taapsee and said, “It’s an amazing thing to collaborate with such amazing actors. If there’s an interesting project, I will only approach the actor and request them to read the script. So, it is a heartening thing to work with great actors. They bring in a lot more, Kangana is a brilliant actor and so is Taapsee.”