- "He has got the credit he wanted," said Kangana
- "That there are no dues pending," she added
- "We have done exactly what he asked for," said Kangana
Earlier this year, Mr Asrani posted a lengthy Facebook note, accusing Simran director Hansal Mehta and co-producer Shailesh Singh for forcing him to co-credit Kangana for the script of the film. Mr Apurva also visibly dismissed claims such as Kangana worked on a single line script converting it into a 'fun, light film' from what could have been 'dark, gritty thriller.' In his Facebook post, Mr Asrani mentioned feeling 'shocked and betrayed' about the crediting and how he met with a rather cold response on the director's part. Meanwhile, Hansal Mehta had jumped to Kangana's defence from the very beginning. He recently posted angry tweets about "malicious gossip" over Kangana's contributions to Simran.
Referring to Mr Asrani's Facebook post, Kangana said it was in "bad taste" because he has received his due credit already. "After Rangoon failed and some people attacked me, he decided to write the note and said what he wanted to say which I found in very bad taste. He has got the credit he wanted and there is no issue," IANS quoted Kangana as saying. Kangana was last seen in Vishal Bhardwaj's war drama Rangoon, which bombed at the box office.
At the press interaction, Kangana also said that a schedule was chalked out with Mr Asrani to work on the script of Simran after a detailed discussion over writing credits. "We have done exactly what he asked for," Kangana told reporters, reported PTI.
Simran is scheduled to arrive in theatres on September 15.
(With PTI and IANS input)