Mumbai: Actress Taapsee Pannu put out a strong statement on Thursday about the social media outcry after Rihanna tweeted in support of the farmers’ protest.
The actress took to Twitter and wrote, “If one tweet rattles your unity, one joke rattles your faith or one show rattles your religious belief then it’s you who has to work on strengthening your value system not become ‘propaganda teacher’ for others.”
Following this, Twitter’s favourite, Kangana Ranaut responding to Pannu called her a B-grade actress and a free loader.
Taapsee, responding to a few people on Twitter, joked that having an opinion had been patented by someone else, and suggested that it is in Kangana’s DNA to be toxic and abusive.
Many netizens felt that Taapsee Pannu’s reaction was a befitting reply to the many Bollywood celebrities who’d made a call for unity using similar social media hashtags, including #IndiaTogether and #IndiaAgainstPropaganda after MEA released a statement on Wednesday.
This is not the first time that Kangana had called Taapsee a ‘B-grade’ actress. Last year, in July she called Pannu and Swara Bhasker “needy outsiders” and “B-grade actresses” while speaking about nepotism in Bollywood during an interview with a news channel.