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Apurva Asrani hints Kangana Ranaut is also guilty of nepotism

The writer-editor also tweeted about the false sympathy levelled against the actress after the incident at 2017 IIFA with co-hosts Saif Ali Khan, Karan Johar and actor Varun Dhawan.

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Following the online outburst against Saif Ali Khan, Karan Johar and Varun Dhawan for joking about being the proud flagbearers of nepotism at the 2017 IIFA Awards held in New Jersey over the past weekend, writer-editor Apurva Asrani has commented on the support Kangana Ranaut has received when the trio indirectly mocked her onstage.

He tweeted, “She struggles to shrug off multiple accusations of stealing scripts/hijacking film & they earn her sympathy with a stupid, nepostistic gag.” Asrani was referring to the dust up between them and filmmaker Hansal Mehta in May when he accused her of stealing credit for the story and screenplay of the upcoming film Simran.

Filmmaker Ketan Mehta has already filed a legal notice against Ranaut for allegedly hijacking his Rani Lakshmibai biopic and beginning work on a competing biopic with director Krish called Manikarnika.

Furthermore, he hinted that Kangana was not free of nepotism herself by hiring her sister Rangoli Chandel as her manager. He also indicated that Ranaut promotes her younger brother Akshit.

Kangana's siblings help manage her career and are often seen travelling with her. Rangoli, who is expecting her first child, has been advised rest by her doctors.

The writer-editor also retweeted an article featuring author Margaret Atwood in which she is quoted as saying, "Feminism isn't about believing women are always right."

Simran, directed by Hansal Mehta, is due to be released in September.