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Rangoli Chandel defends charges of nepotism against sister Kangana Ranaut

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.

Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel

Shriram Iyengar

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.

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.

The actress's sister even hit back at the writer accusing him of being after his '5 minutes of fame'.

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. 

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.

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.