Mumbai : Kangana Ranaut’s comments on Independence of the India has created a big havoc in people’s sentiments. Kangana says that if she will be proven wrong, she will return the Padma Shri
Ranaut has been in headlines since she commented that in 1947 country got independence in ‘bheek’ and got real independence in the year 2014 when PM Modi came in power. Leaders from BJP and other parties demanding action against the actor even as a complaint was filed against her while some people took to the streets to burn her effigies. There were also demands that the Padma Shri awarded to her should be taken back.
The actor made the controversial statement just a day after being awarded the Padma Shri. In Jodhpur, the Mahila Congress lodged a police complaint against Ranaut. Jodhpur Mahila Congress Committee president Manisha Panwar in the complaint said Ranaut insulted freedom fighters and people of the country through her statement, which falls under the “category of sedition”. Police said the complaint has been taken up for inquiry. Delhi BJP leader Praveen Shankar Kapoor was among those who slammed the actor, saying that Ranaut’s remarks are an “insult to the sacrifice of freedom fighters”.
Kangana defends her self and says will return Padma Shri, only if someone will enlighten her about what exactly happened in the year 1947. The actor took to Instagram Stories to share some excerpts from a book “just to set the records straight”. She wrote, “Everything is very clearly mentioned in the same interview 1857 first collective fight for freedom… along with sacrifice of greats like Subhash Chandra Bose, Rani Laxmibai and Veer Savarkar ji. 1857 I know but which war took place in 1947 I am not aware, if someone can bring to my awareness I will give back my Padma Shri and apologise also… please help me with this.”
Also Read: NSUI Protests Outside Kangana’s Residence
In Mumbai, the student wing of the Congress NSUI has protested outside Kangana Ranaut’s house and demanded that the Padma Shri award be withdrawn from her.
‘Kangana Ranaut insulted brave freedom fighters and martyrs’
NSUI people protest outside Kangana Ranaut’s house in Mumbai on Friday. They demanded that the Padma Shri award of Kangana Ranaut be withdrawn for insulting the brave freedom fighters and martyrs. Let us tell you that many politicians of the ruling party and the opposition have criticized Kangana Ranaut for her statement.
‘Film celebs didn’t like Kangana Ranaut’s statement’
At the same time, all the celebs of the film industry have also not liked the statement of Kangana Ranaut. Actress Swara Bhaskar shared a video clip of Kangana Ranaut on her Twitter handle. With this, he wrote, ‘Who were these stupid clapping, I want to know about them.’ Filmmaker Onir asked, ‘Will we celebrate a new Independence Day from now on?’ Radio jockey Shaima said, “She is a good actress but I will never see her performance again.”
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