In a series of tweets, Chandel took on writer-editor Apurva Asrani's accusation of Ranaut being just as guilty of nepotism as Karan Johar.
Rangoli Chandel defends charges of nepotism against sister Kangana Ranaut
Mumbai - 20 Jul 2017 11:38 IST
The nepotism battle looks to have started quite the war in the Hindi film industry, and Kangana Ranaut is at the centre of it. After Karan Johar,Varun Dhawan and Saif Ali Khan's jokes on her nepotism jibe on the IIFA stage, writer Apurva Asrani joined in the criticism of Ranaut on Twitter. However, Ranaut's sister, Rangoli Chandel has now stepped up to her defense, taking on Asrani on Twitter.
In a series of tweets, Chandel, who is also Ranaut's manager, negated accusations of 'nepotism'. She blasted Asrani's jibes that Ranaut is promoting her brother and sister in the industry.
Chandel wrote that it was Ranaut who defended her, took care of her, and helped get her back on her feet after a severe acid attack.
@Apurvasrani acid dsn't kill you it just distorts your face in a way that wherever you go people's jaw drops in a very sad way.— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) July 19, 2017
@Apurvasrani Kangana nt only got my treatment done but saw to it that I gained my confidence back, she held my hand and took me to the sets.— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) July 19, 2017
She added that Ranaut only kept her because she has the requisite qualifications for the job, and so did her brother. Asrani had accused that Ranaut was promoting nepotism herself by promoting her sister and brother in the industry.
@Apurvasrani I m topper in M.Sc microbiology I didn't loose my degree after the attack but I lost my confidence and started to wear veil .— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) July 19, 2017
@Apurvasrani I am her sister and i am with her in that capacity, my brother is a pilot and don't you dare to bring him in to this.— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) July 19, 2017
The actress's sister even hit back at the writer accusing him of being after his '5 minutes of fame'.
@Apurvasrani You are after your 5 mins fame which you don't deserve so please calm down and Relax.— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) July 19, 2017
It was not the only battle Chandel took on Twitter. She soon released another barrage of tweets against news reports which accused Ranaut of nepotism, after she was spotted hanging out with her brother, Akshit.
Drinking cofe n watching flms with your own little brthr is nt nepotism u emotionally illitrate persn.Thts cald Love .#sigh which u lack .— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) July 19, 2017
Responding to earlier rumours that Ranaut had dismissed Chandel and hired brother Akshit, in her place, she said that she is only resting due to her pregnancy.
When I had miscarriage and was resting then according to DNA my sister sacked me and had a showdown with me @SaritaTanwar— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) July 20, 2017
Now I am pregnant and at my in laws place but according to DNA I am Kangana's spokes person and manager @SaritaTanwar— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) July 20, 2017
While Ranaut is currently hospitalised after suffering an injury on the sets of Manikarnika, her sister seems to be taking on the role of the warrior in the arena of Twitter. As the adage goes, blood is thicker than water.