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Did Vidya Balan just take a jibe at Kangana Ranaut’s credit row with this Instagram pic?

Kangana Ranaut has been drawn into the credit controversy again with a photo posted by Vidya Balan on Instagram.

bollywood Updated: May 29, 2017 12:38 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Kangana Ranaut is battling at many fronts right now.

Kangana Ranaut is probably controversy’s favourite child. First she set off an online debate on nepotism in Bollywood when she appeared on Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee With Karan. Then she triggered a row over the credit for the script in Hansal Mehta’s upcoming film Simran.

Her name was placed before the film’s original writer, Apurva Asrani, and that didn’t go down well with Apurva. He wrote a long Facebook post on how such things work in Bollywood.

Later, when the poster of Manikarnika was released, filmmaker Ketan Mehta accused Kangana of stealing his film, saying it was originally meant to be his.

Now, the Rangoon star has been apparently drawn into the credit controversy again with a photo posted by Vidya Balan on Instagram.

This is the pic:

The caption says: “Who needs credit when your director gifts you this card? Thankoo Suresh Triveni.”

Suresh Triveni is directing Vidya Balan in Tumhari Sulu.

Bollywood producer Tanuj Garg reposted the photo with this caption: What director saab #sureshtriveni did, before Sulu asked him for extra credits (He gave her a credit card!!)

It strongly seems like an indirect jibe at Kangana who was given the ‘additional story, screenplay and dialogues’ credit for Simran.

Later, Apurva Asrani also joined the conversation and wrote, “Before Vidya Balan could demand an ‘additional credit’ on her new film, her producer gave her this...Hilarious”, making it clear who the target was.

Will Kangana Ranaut reply? Let’s wait and watch.

First Published: May 29, 2017 09:54 IST