A war of words has erupted between Bollywood actresses Sonam Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut after the former reacted to accusations the Queen actor made against filmmaker Vikas Bahl.

Kangana, in an interview to PinkVilla, said, “What does she mean by saying, ‘it’s hard to believe Kangana’? When I am sharing my Me Too story, who gives her a right to judge me? So, Sonam Kapoor has the license of trusting some women and some she won’t. What makes her so unsure of my claims? I am known to be an articulate person and I have represented my country in many international summits. I am called as a thought and youth influencer to these summits, I am not known because of my dad I have earned my place and credibility after struggling for a decade.”

ALSO READ | Now, Vikramaditya Motwane of Phantom Films says sorry for ‘sexual offender’ Vikas Bahl

On Sunday, Sonam attended an event ‘We the Women’ in Bengaluru in which she was asked about allegations of sexual misconduct against filmmaker Vikas Bahl and Kangana’s accusations.

Sonam said, “I think Kangana wrote something. Kangana is obviously Kangana Ranaut. She says a lot of stuff and sometimes is hard to take her seriously. I love the fact that she has spunk and she says what she believes. I really respect (her) for that. I don’t know him (Bahl), I don’t know the situation. If what is written what is written is true, then it’s disgusting and awful. If it’s true, then they should be punished for it.”

Kangana Ranaut, who also attended Sonam and Anand Ahuja’s reception in June, added: “She (Sonam) isn’t known to be a great actress, neither she has the reputation of being a good speaker. What gives these filmy people right to take digs at me? I will demolish each one of them.”

READ MORE | I brought Vikas Bahl’s name in public: Anurag Kashyap

On Saturday, Kangana said she believed the woman who accused Vikas Bahl of sexual harassment. She recalled her experience and said, “Every time we met, socially greeted and hugged each other, he (Bahl) would bury his face in my neck, hold me really tight and breathe in the smell of my hair. It took me great amount of strength and effort to pull myself out of his embrace. He’d say ‘I love how you smell K’.”