No one would deny that Kangana Ranaut and controversies are inseparable. A day after Kangana received the Padma Shri award, she made a controversial statement about Indian Independence that left many across the social media disappointed and angry.
Recently, Kangana Ranaut said that India got independence in 2014 after Narendra Modi-led government came to power. She also mentioned that the independence in 1947 was “bheekh”. Her comment left many infuriated and disgusted.
Times Now, which aired the interview, distanced itself from the controversy and said on Twitter: “#KanganaRanaut may think India got Independence in 2014 but this cannot be endorsed by any true Indian. This is an insult to millions of freedom fighters who gave up their lives so that present generations can live a life of self-respect & dignity as free citizens of a democracy.”
#KanganaRanaut may think India got Independence in 2014 but this cannot be endorsed by any true Indian. This is an insult to millions of freedom fighters who gave up their lives so that present generations can live a life of self-respect & dignity as free citizens of a democracy. pic.twitter.com/o0EtH0hukU
Along with many, the famous music composer Vishal Dadlani has hit back at Kangana. Leveraging the power of social media, Vishal reminded Kangana about the freedom fighter – Bhagat Singh and many other who gave their lives! He shared a photo of himself wearing a t-shirt with Bhagat Singh’s photo on it and the word, “Zindabad”.
Along with that, he wrote, “Remind the lady who said our Independence was “bheekh”. The man on my t-shirt is Shaheed Sardar Bhagat Singh, atheist, poet philosopher, Freedom Fighter, son of India, and son of a Farmer. He gave his life for our freedom, for India’s Independence at age 23, and went to the gallows with a smile and a song on his lips. Remind her of him, of Sukhdev, of Rajguru, of Ashfaqullah, and all the many thousands of others who refused to bow, refused to beg. Remind her politely, but strongly, so she never again dares to forget.”
After making the controversial statement, Kanagan Ranaut faced the uproar over her comment for disrespecting freedom fighters! She said she would return her Padma Shri award if anyone can prove that she disrespected freedom fighters.
“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,” she wrote.
Do let us know what you think about Kangana and her controversial statement about Indian Independence.