Kangana Ranaut plays defiant card, asks which war took place in 1947


Attacked for describing Indian independence as “bhik”, the belligerent Kangana Ranaut asked on Saturday what war took place in 1947 and said she would return her Padma Shri and would also apologize if anyone answered her question.

The actor, known for his provocative and often inflammatory statements, posted a series of questions on Instagram, including about the section as well as Mahatma Gandhi and the claim that he let Bhagat Singh die and did not support Subhas Chandra Bose.

She shared an excerpt from a book that cites freedom fighters including Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Aurobindo Ghosh, and Bipin Chandra Pal, and said she knew about the 1857 “collective freedom struggle” but knew nothing about the 1947 war of the year.

“Just to set records (sic) … 1857 is the first collective struggle for freedom with the victims of such greats as Subhash Chandra Bose, Rani Lakshmibay and Vir Savarkarji.

“… 1857 I know, but what kind of war took place in 1947, I don’t know, if someone can bring me to my attention, I will return my Padma to Shri and also apologize”, please help me with this (sic ) ”- 34-year-old – wrote the old actor in a long post in English on his Instagram Stories.

Ranaut caused a big scandal with her comments at an event hosted by the news channel on Wednesday night, stating that India achieved “real freedom” in 2014 when the government of Narendra Modi came to power, and stating that independence in 1947 was “Bhik”. or alms.

A controversial statement made two days after President Ram Nath Kovind introduced Padma Shri to her sparked the outrage of several circles, including politicians from various countries, historians, scientists, fellow actors and others, with many saying that she must return her reward. …

On Saturday, she continued the discussion.

Referring to his 2019 film Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi, in which she portrayed the freedom fighter Rani Lakshmi Bai, the actor said that she did extensive research on the 1857 struggles.

“… Nationalism has grown, as has the right wing … but why did it die a sudden death? And why did Gandhi let Bhagat Singh die … why was Neta Boz killed and never got the support of Gandhi Ji? why was the dividing line drawn by a white man …? instead of celebrating freedom, why the Indians killed each other, some of the answers I’m looking for, please help me find the answers (sic), “she asked.

Saying that the British had plundered India to the “saturation point,” she stated that even “a little battle by the INA” would give us freedom and Bose could be prime minister.

“Why freedom was put in the congressional begging bowl when the right wing was ready to fight and take it … Can someone please help me understand (sic),” she wrote.

The always cocky Ranaut said that he would return his Padma Shri if someone helped her find answers to her questions and prove that she did not respect the martyrs and freedom fighters.

The actor also clarified the part of her statement where she said that the country gained “freedom in 2014”.

“As for Aazadi in 2014, I specifically said that we might have a physical Aazadi, but the consciousness and conscience of India were liberated in 2014 … a dead civilization came to life and flapped its wings, and now it roared and flew high …”

Leaders from Bjp are among those who demanded lawsuits from the actor.

In Jodhpur, the Mahila Congress filed a complaint against her on Friday. In Indore, a group of freedom fighters set fire to an effigy of an actor, demanded an apology, and submitted a memorandum to the office of the division commissioner in Indore. And in Mumbai, NSUI workers staged a protest outside her home.

Political leaders, including BJP MP Varun Gandhi, Maharashtra BJP head Chandrakant Patil, Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Bagel are among the many who criticized Ranaut for her statement.

“#KanganaRanaut may think that India gained independence in 2014, but this cannot be approved by any true Indian. It is an affront to the millions of freedom fighters who gave their lives so that current generations can live in self-respect and dignity as free citizens of a democracy, ”Times Now said on Twitter on Friday.


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