Is Sonam Kapoor taking a dig at Rana Daggubati with her latest Instagram post?

By: Priyal Joshi

Sonam Kapoor has recently been in the public eye for the wrong reasons. At a screening for the upcoming movie “King of Kotha,” Rana Daggubati made some remarks regarding a “popular Bollywood actress” who appeared onscreen alongside Dulquer Salmaan. Later, he also expressed regret and indicated that he meant it in a “lighthearted manner.” Sonam recently posted a post on her Instagram account that appears to be a retaliation against Daggubati.

Sonam Kapoor took to Instagram to share a story. It had the quote by Eleanor Roosevelt that read, “Small minds discuss people, average minds discuss event, great minds discuss ideas.” She shared her own comment as well that read, “Just a little something I’d like some people to know. Especially when discussing things about people that are made up. Many people pointed out that Rana was referring to Sonam Kapoor after his remarks from the “King of Kotha” event went viral. For “The Zoya Factor,” she filmed alongside Dulquer.

On August 15, Rana took to social media to apologise for his speech. He wrote, “I am genuinely troubled by the negativity that has been aimed at Sonam due to my comments, that are totally untrue and were meant entirely in a light-hearted manner. As friends, we often exchange playful banter, and I deeply regret that my words have been misinterpreted. I take this opportunity to express my heartfelt apologies to Sonam and Dulquer, both of whom I hold in great esteem. I hope this clarification puts an end to any speculation and misunderstanding. Thank you for your understanding.

He said, “Dulquer was my junior at an acting school. We knew each other from then on. He is a very polite person and a good human being. Years later, he was doing a Hindi film. I won’t mention the film and the producers were my friends. Since the shooting was happening closer to my house, I went to the sets to see them. He was at a corner speaking to a spotboy, who was from Kerala.” He continued, “A top Bollywood heroine was talking to her husband over the phone. It was inbetween takes. If it was anything urgent, it made sense, but they were shopping over the phone. Dulquer was patient. But, she forgot her lines and was distracted. If I had a bottle in my hand, I would have crushed it. But, Dulquer remained calm and gave as many takes as he was asked. He put up with the pranks played on him. I sat with the producers later and gave them an earful.”