Swara Bhasker responded to Kangana Ranaut’s “B-grade” remark about her in a new interview. She claimed that it had no effect on her because she knew it was part of an “agenda” and not a “fair assessment” of her work.
Kangana Ranaut dubbed Swara Bhasker and Taapsee Pannu “B-grade actresses” last year, claiming that they reject the negative aspects of nepotism in order to gain Karan Johar’s favour. She went on to explain that despite expressing their devotion to him, they are unable to get jobs. Talking to Bollywood Bubble about being termed ‘B-grade’, Swara said, “I think I was lucky that when anybody raised that kind of comment about my work, there were so many people to defend me. I didn’t have to say anything myself. I think I also understand where some of these vicious comments come from – an agenda. They are not actually commenting on my work, they are not even commenting on my performance. I would accept a fair criticism of my performance.”
Swara claims she can look back on her performances, even the ones she considers her best, and figure out where she went wrong. She explained that while she is open to constructive criticism, statements like Kangana’s fall under the category of ‘trolling.’ “I don’t take that stuff seriously since trolling isn’t my thing. I think it’s utterly ridiculous, irrational, and pointless.”
Tanu Weds Manu and Tanu Weds Manu Returns were Kangana’s and Swara’s first collaborations. Until Kangana was banned from Twitter earlier this year, the two would continuously poke fun at each other on the social media network.
Swara will next be seen opposite Divya Dutta in Sheer Qorma, a same-sex love storey. Meanwhile, Kangana’s next film is Thalaivi, which is based on the life of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.