Sonam Kapoor says was 'misquoted' after Kangana Ranaut bashes her for questioning her #MeToo story

WION Web Team
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Published: Oct 09, 2018, 10.33 AM(IST)

Kangana Ranaut and Sonam Kapoor Photograph:( Twitter )

Bollywood's #MeToo movement has many divided, with some proactively standing by the statements of survivors while others refuse to align themselves to these stories.

After sexual allegations against director Vikas Bahl grew stronger with at least three women coming forward with their separate accounts of harassment, Bollywood divas Sonam Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut stood divided over a war of words that ensued after both spoke on the matter. Also read: Hansal Mehta bashes Vikas Bahl over #MeToo allegations, quits Twitter after being trolled

When allegations against Vikas came to fore, Kangana too added her experience with Vikas who directed her in the film ‘Queen’. Kangana then said, "Every time we met, socially greeted and hugged each other, he'd bury his face in my neck, 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'd say 'I Love how you smell K'."

To this, Sonam at an event said: “She says a lot of stuff and sometimes is hard to take her seriously.” 

This obviously triggered a verbal fight between the two as Kangana then retorted: “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.”

Kangana’s statement became viral and was instantly picked up by the Twitterati. As Sonam has quit Twitter, she took to Instagram to post a peace out message for Kangana or that’s what it reads like. 

She wrote: “Women need to stand together! irresponsible media have misquoted me or taken my quote out of context and made other women react. All I want to say is that all I have is compassion and love for you. I’m proud of where I come from and so should every other woman or man. Let’s stand together and speak up. Let’s not pull each other down with bitterness and negativity. Love is always the answer.”

We hope the two get back together soon. Who likes a catfight these days, anyway? 

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