Kangana Ranaut’s social media team on Saturday accused Taapsee Pannu of “reaping the fruits of” the former’s struggles and “ganging up on her”. Team Kangana made the allegation in a tweet tagging Taapsee.

“Many chaploos outsiders consistently try to derail d movements started by Kangana, dey want to b in movie mafia good books, dey gt movies and awards fr attacking Kangana and dey take part in open harassment f a woman, shame on u @taapsee u reap the fruits f hr struggles bt gang up on hr,” the tweet said.

Taapsee did not directly respond to the allegations. Rather, she quoted motivational Tony Gaskins to point out that “bitter people” with always find “something negative to say about anything positive”.

“A couple of things have followed in my life, especially the last few months. Really helped in seeing life in a better light. Brought me a lot of peace n perspective so sharing it,” tweeted the actress.

She also shared a quote by Gaskins that reads: “Bitter people. God loves them and so should we. Pray for them. They will find something negative to say about anything positive. They can’t be happy for you because they are disgusted with themselves. Don’t become bitter with them, become better and pray for their growth and maturity.”

This is not the first time Taapsee has faced heat from Kangana’s team. Earlier, Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel had taken a dig at Taapsee calling the actress a “sasti copy” (cheap imitation) of Kangana.

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As International Yoga day coincides with solar eclipse 2020, actor Taapsee Pannu while sharing her picture of practising Yoga on social media on Sunday said that an eclipse is the best time to deepen your spiritual practice. (Image: Instagram)

As International Yoga day coincides with solar eclipse 2020, actor Taapsee Pannu while sharing her picture of practising Yoga on social media on Sunday said that an eclipse is the best time to deepen your spiritual practice. (Image: Instagram)

Actress Taapsee Pannu opened up about various ways one can maintain their immunity. She also said that maintaining social distance can help fight many other problems and not just Covid-19.

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Actress Taapsee Pannu opened up about the country gradually opening up amid the Covid-19 outbreak. The actress addressed the situation of various TV shows and films resuming their shoot.

Taapsee said that she believes that people should maintain distance even without the pandemic. “It should be there regardless of corona, something which people should bring into their lives. This is not just about the disease now, it prevents you from a lot of other problems,too. I think social distancing will take time, it’s better we start getting mindful,” she told Hindustan Times.

The actress, who is currently quaranting with her sister Shagun at her Mumbai residence, said that the only thing people in their individual lives can do is being healthy by staying home, exercising right and maintaining their immunity.

The actress also said that going back to shoot is necessary as it ensures employment. She also said that nobody wants to stop working now after sitting at home for three months.

Taapsee also said that even though it will take time for big films to start their schedules, it is a positive sign nonetheless. “I’m happy that at least we have a go-ahead. The producer will have to put the logistics together in the new rules, get permissions, that will be the first step. Then put things together with restrictions in public transport, locations. It will take some time for this prep work to happen and movies to actually begin,” she said.

Taapsee will be next seen in Haseen Dillruba, Loop Lapeta, Shabash Mithu and Rashmi Rocket.

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Actor Taapsee Pannu, Huma Qureshi and director Bijoy Nambiar are among several people from Bollywood to express concerns over the unexpected rise in their electricity bills during the lockdown.

Taking to Twitter, Taapsee shared screenshots of her electricity bill from April to June and tagged power supplier Adani Electricity. The “Thappad” star said she her bill amount for April and May ranged between Rs 3,000-4000 but she was charged Rs 36,000 for the current month.

“Three months of lockdown and I wonder what appliance(s) I have newly used or bought in the apartment only last month to have such an insane rise in my electricity bill. @Adani_Elec_Mum what kind of power are you charging us for?” she wrote on Twitter with the screenshot of her electricity bills for three months.

In a subsequent tweet, the 32-year-old actor said she received a bill of Rs 8,640 for an apartment which isn’t in use. “And this one is for an apartment where no one stays and it’s only visited once in a week for cleaning purpose @Adani_Elec_Mum. I am now worried if someone is actually using the apartment without our knowledge and you have helped us uncover the reality,” the actor wrote sarcastically.

In a statement, Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML) said they had verified the meter reading of Taapsee and found it to be correct. “Upon receipt of the complaint, we have verified the meter reading and found to be correct,” a spokesperson from AEML said.

Replying to Taapsee’s tweet, actor Pulkit Samrat said his bill was Rs 30,000. Actor Renuka Shahane too shared her bills on Twitter, writing that she was charged Rs 5,510 for May but was billed unexpectedly higher in June by Adani Electricity.

“Dear @Adani_Elec_Mum I got a bill of Rs5,510/= on the 9th of May while in June I got a bill of Rs 29,700 combining May and June where you’ve charged me Rs 18,080 for the month of May. How did Rs 5,510/= become Rs 18,080/?”

Qureshi said she too was puzzled that her bill jumped to Rs 50,000 when it was Rs 6,000 last month. “What are these new electricity rates? @Adani_Elec_Mum Last month I paid 6k .. and this month 50K?! What is this new price surge? Kindly enlighten us.”

Nambiar said he was frustrated with the inflated bill which he received for the current month. “I am just joining the bandwagon to vent my frustration against @Adani_Elec_Mum. Without a single new appliance being bought & barely using air conditioning – my bill for this month has tripled!” the “David” director tweeted.

Quoting actor-comedian Vir Das’s tweet, where he asked if anyone else in Mumbai got an electricity bill that is triple of what they usually pay, celebrities including, Neha Dhupia, Dino Morea and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub replied they are experiencing surge in bills.

Filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan said it’s “ridiculous” that despite so many complaints, Adani Electricity hadn’t issued even a “correction.”

“So many people talking about the absolutely ridiculous electricity bill inflation by @Adani_Elec_Mum! And yet no correction or apology! Meter reading can’t be an excuse for this broad daylight robbery at a time when most people don’t have sources of income! Horrible,” the “Masaan” director wrote.

When contacted, a spokesperson from AEML said the team has re-started physical meter reading which was halted in March because of COVID-19. “Bills were generated on lower side being an average of preceding three months, that is December, January and February, which are winter months.

“Actual consumption in the months of April, May and June is comparatively higher due to seasonal impact (summer) and increased usage (advent of Lockdown/WfH),” the statement read.

AEML said the consumers will now start receiving bills based on their consumption with “appropriate tariff slab benefits. The bill amount for the past period shall be accounted as per Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) guidelines,” the statement added.

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Taapsee Pannu took to Instagram to share a sweet memory from her childhood. In the picture, the actress is seen with her sister Shagun and their mother.

Taapsee Pannu shared a sweet memory she has since childhood. The actress posted a time-worn photograph featuring her sister, Shagun and their mother.  The sister duo looks little and cute in the frame. Their mother is seen holding her two daughters as she poses for the picture. The Thappad actress also shared an interesting account with her family in caption.

In a nostalgic moment, she remembered the constant and consistent expression/emotion of all the ladies.

Taapsee wrote,“The constant and consistent expression/emotion. Shagun- why am I being clicked. Me- I am readyyyyy. Mom- can someone please give me a reward/award for being able to manage both of them in one life/frame”

During lockdown, Taapsee actively shared posts to update her fans and followers of her activities. She posted many images and memories special to her while in quarantine.

In a quarantine post she pulled from archives and shared in May, we saw Taapsee with her sister, Shagun as kids. The throwback had another image, where the girls are all grown up and are sharing a happy moment.

The Mulk actress captioned it as, “Coz she has grown up too much… n so has my urge to hold her. The awkward look on her face stays the same n the excitement in my eyes is intact ! Basically we r the only constant that change couldn’t affect P.S- My favourite pose to get a picture clicked with puchi stays the same !”

Taapsee has announced her next project, Haseen Dillruba opposite Vikrant Massey. The Vinil Mathew directorial will also star Harshvardhan Rane, Hansika Motwani and Taher Shabbir.

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