The #MeToo campaign in India, which started with actor-model Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegations against Nana Patekar, is now in full force. After a former employee of Phantom Films, accused Vikas Bahl — a co-founder of the company — of harassment, Kangana Ranaut said that Bahl’s behaviour with her during Queen’s shooting was inappropriate as well. However, the issue has now snowballed into a different controversy altogether, with Kangana hitting out at actor Sonam Kapoor.
When asked about Kangana’s MeToo story, sonam said that sometimes it is difficult to take the actor seriously as she says many things. “I think Kangana wrote something. Kangana is obviously Kangana Ranaut. She says a lot of stuff and sometimes is hard to take her seriously. I love the fact that she has spunk and she says what she believes. I really respect for that. I don’t know him, I don’t know the situation. If what is written what is written is true, then it’s disgusting and awful. If it’s true, then they should be punished for it,” Sonam said.

Not to take things lying down, Kangana took on Sonam in an interview to Pinkvilla, “What does she mean by saying, ‘it’s hard to believe Kangana’? When I am sharing my Me Too story, who gives her a right to judge me? So, Sonam Kapoor has the license of trusting some women and some she won’t. What makes her so unsure of my claims? I am known to be an articulate person and I have represented my country in many international summits. I am called as a thought and youth influencer to these summits, I am not known because of my dad I have earned my place and credibility after struggling for a decade.”
Further lashing out at the ‘Veere Di Wedding’ star, the statement by Kangana said, “She (Sonam Kapoor) isn’t known to be a great actress, neither she has the reputation of being a good speaker. What gives these filmy people right to take digs at me!”

Earlier, Kangana had lent support to a woman who accused her ‘Queen’ director of sexual harassment and had even shared her experience with Bahl at the film’s sets.
“He partied every night and shamed me for sleeping early and not being cool enough. I often told him off. He was scared of me but still every time we met socially, we greeted and hugged each other.
He would bury his face in my neck and hold me really tight and breathe in the smell of my hair. It took me a great amount of strength and effort to pull myself out of his embrace, he would say – I love how you smell K-I could tell something is wrong with him,” she had claimed.