Various rumours have circulated since Apurva Asrani’s post on facebook yesterday suggesting that Kangana Ranaut is stealing the credits for the writer’s work in her upcoming movie Simran. The actress was earlier quoted saying “When Hansal (Mehta, director) came to me with the script of Simran, I was intrigued. It was essentially a dark, gritty crime thriller. Together we sat down and tweaked the script to make it a slice- of- life comedy. It is gracious of them (Hansal and co.) to credit me as a writer for the film.”

Apurva has made no secret of his discontentment on social media lamenting the “lie”. Ruing “why Kangana would snatch the hard earned work of a writer”, Apurva was angry with Kangana ‘claiming credit’ as a co- writer. After Asrani’s post on social media, Simran producer Shailesh Singh has something to say about the whole controversy. Singh said, “I have worked with Apurva on two of his biggest films — Shahid and Aligarh. Apurva has a legal document in his possession signed by all parties — Kangana, Hansal, the producers and himself wherein he agrees to the credits given by us.” (ALSO READ: Varun Grover on Simran controversy: You lose all respect Hansal saab)

Concerning the order of credit, Singh said it to be a printing error, to be rectified by the release of the next poster. “I have conveyed this to Apurva. We could have chatted in person before he took the issue to social media.” Singh further added, “He seems to be doing this for publicity. If this is about him versus Kangana, I want to clarify that to please an actress; I’d have paid her more. Why be unfair to him? Once the film hits screens, we will release the script online for the world to judge.”

As interesting as it will be to read the script of Simran, it is getting harder to wait to watch Kangana again on the silver screen. We are excited about the film. What about you?