Since Deepika Padukone won an award for Happy New Year over Kangana Ranaut’s Queen, there has been a fight between the two actresses. Since then, Kangana has been openly criticising the actress, while DP has occasionally made sly jabs while ignoring the Fashion star. However, at a Rajeev Masand-organized round table, DP once completely ignored Kangana.
The year was 2014, and Rajeev Masand welcomed the year’s top actresses to his round table for a discussion. Vidya Balan for Bobby Jasoos, Nimrat Kaur for The Lunchbox, Deepika for Happy New Year, and Kangana Ranaut for Queen were all seated at the table. Rajeev questioned the women about if they had ever worked in a movie for pay at this point in the debate.
Deepika Padukone was quick to object, stating, “No, never!” But Kangana Ranaut had the modesty to answer. It was Vidya Balan who provided perspective and agreed that, despite the fact that she hasn’t made a movie for money, she understood the viewpoints of those who have. See how internet users responded to Deepika’s conservative tone by scrolling down.
A conversation about how Vidya Balan supported Kangana Ranaut’s decision as an artist was sparked by a video posted on Reddit. Deepika was too full of herself to realise that she was just fortunate enough to go through the same financial struggles as everyone else! While Vidya Balan too declined to say “Yes” to projects in exchange for money, she did so in a way that respected Kangana and realised that others might not have the same opportunity due to their familial status.
A user wrote, “DP definitely doesn’t understand what it’s like to work solely for money when you are an outsider with few connections.” A user trolled DP and wrote, “Deepika confidently saying “Never”, what about stinkers like CC2C, Housefull, Desi Boyz, Race 2. At least Kangana was honest.”
Another commenter made the point that the actress from the Ram Leela movie’s NO, Never was actually quite privileged. The comment said, “Deepika is speaking from a place of privilege whereas Kangana was being honest. Kangana at this time was sustaining herself and also handling her sister’s surgeries so kudos to her. Before she went bonkers she was much loved.”
Another user attacked DP and wrote, “She has done the shiitiest of movies. She is saying she didn’t do those for money?” One more user echoed the sentiment, “Yes, apparently out. She really believed in a movie like Chandni Chowk to China, where she was cross-playing as a Chinese person. That was not racist at all.”
On the professional front, Kangana Ranaut is preparing for her directorial debut with ‘Emergency’, while Deepika Padukone will next be seen in ‘Project K’ alongside Prabhas and Amitabh Bachchan.