directed scathing remarks towards Anupama Chopra, a well-known cine journalist and wife of director Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The controversy ensued after Vidhu Vinod Chopra revealed that Anupama suggested releasing his recent blockbuster, "12th Fail," directly on OTT platforms rather than in theatres.
Kangana Ranaut, known for her outspoken nature, took to Twitter to express her opinions. Accusing Anupama Chopra of xenophobia, disgraceful behaviour, and jealousy towards younger, intelligent women, Kangana claimed that Anupama not only envies other women's success but also harbours insecurity about her husband. Kangana's tweet highlighted an alleged leveraging of Vidhu Vinod Chopra's name and wealth by Anupama to establish her website and other ventures.
Kangana tweeted, “Vidhu sir’s wife @anupamachopra is a disgrace in the name of film journalist, she is not only xenophobic but also deeply jealous and insecure of younger and intelligent women, no wonder she is jealous of her own husband, on whose name and wealth she built her website and other small businesses, got her bollywood wife card to flaunt in filmi parties and ganged up with gossip gangs of Bollywood against genuine talent and good films.”
Vidhu sir’s wife @anupamachopra is a disgrace in the name of film journalist, she is not only xenophobic but also deeply jealous and insecure of younger and intelligent women, no wonder she is jealous of her own husband, on whose name and wealth she built her website and other… pic.twitter.com/u6SchlUehk— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) February 4, 2024
Vidhu Vinod Chopra's revelation about Anupama's suggestion for the OTT release of "12th Fail" added fuel to the fire. Kangana's comments ignited online discussions, leaving many curious about Anupama's potential response.
Anupama Chopra did respond, admitting her mistake publicly and acknowledging Vidhu Vinod Chopra's foresight. She stated, "I was wrong, and you are right," addressing the disagreement over the theatrical release of "12th Fail."
The film, despite the controversy, achieved significant success, collecting Rs 54.18 crore in India and Rs 66.58 crore globally. It recently celebrated its 100th day in theatres and received accolades at the 69th Filmfare Awards, winning Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor Critics’ awards.
Kangana's criticism received mixed reactions from fans. While some expressed disappointment, others defended Anupama Chopra, emphasizing Kangana's seemingly personal attack.
Shame on you Kangana 🤡 how can you even say this to her ??— Swapnil (@Swapnil2619) February 4, 2024
You crybaby always talks up how people bullies u, but you r no less.
You attacks people on SM being padmashree awardee. You cry about PR, but u openly bullies them on SM. Such low level troll u become. @X suspend Her 🙌 https://t.co/7YYOUEA2Wc
Bro, not a single film of yours has worked for the last six years. You should not be the one advising, giving gyaan anyone on the business. So spew your hate elsewhere... #12thFail https://t.co/6i9lwXQVHF— Anshul Gupta (@oyegupta_) February 4, 2024
As the Bollywood drama unfolds, all eyes are on Anupama Chopra for her potential response to the controversy.