Over the writing credit of Simran, film’s actress Kangana Ranaut and writer Apurva Asrani has been fighting. Their war of words over the writing credits of Simran became the highlight of the film’s release.
The film was released on September 15 but it didn’t get the expected response at the box office. So, Apurva Asrani took leaked the full script of Simran on Twitter.
Apurva Asrani along with the script also wrote, “Here it is-the #Simran script! Interesting exercise to see how some bits evolve, while some get lost in translation.”
— Apurva Asrani (@Apurvasrani) September 19, 2017
The writer had also said, “I gave two years of my life to write Simran. I refused directors I adore because I was giving the film my 100 percent. I feel invested because Praful (Kangana’s character in Simran) is an oddball character like me. When I moved abroad at 21 to study, I dressed funny and spoke in an odd accent. I was a misfit but wanted to fit in.
Praful comes from that space. She likes to gamble with life. That comes from my brother, Ricky, who assisted me on the script. He can play Poker for hours, clean the table with a straight face.
Praful is a divorcee, yet doesn’t let a patriarchal society hold her back. That comes from my sister Malvika. Then, there’s graph Kangana has found to make Praful her own. She is a mix of so many interesting people from our worlds.”
He further added, “The story and screenplay are almost exactly what I registered with the Film Writers’ Association (FWA).
Hansal had sent me a news article about a woman in the US who had crossed the line of the law. I loved it, but I didn’t want us to make another dark and gritty film after Aligarh. So we stripped the original story of its baggage and found the playfulness in it. I love storytelling through songs, have produced and directed the Tera Mera Pyar videos for Kumar Sanu and Shreya Ghoshal.