Reacting to Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut’s comment that India gained “true freedom” in 2014, Bjp MP Varun Gandhi said Thursday he wondered if her idea should be called “insanity” or “treason.”
Ranaut’s video went viral on social media and several celebrities sharply criticized what the actor said. In the video, you can hear her say that India achieved “alms” in 1947. “It was not freedom, but bhih (charity), and freedom came in 2014,” she added.
कभी महात्मा गांधी जी के त्याग और तपस्या का अपमान, कभी उनके हत्यारे का सम्मान, और अब शहीद मंगल से लेकर रानी लक्ष्मीबाई, भगत सिंह, चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद, नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस और लाखों की कुर्बानियों का तिरस्कार।
इस सोच को मैं पागलपन कहूँ या फिर देशद्रोह? pic.twitter.com/Gxb3xXMi2Z
– Varun Gandhi (@ varungandhi80) November 11, 2021
Gandhi said in his tweet: “Sometimes they insult the sacrifice and piety of Mahatma Gandhi, then they often respect his killer, and now contempt for the victims of Mangal Pandey, Rani Lakshmibai, Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and hundreds of thousands of fighters for freedom … Should I call this thinking madness or treason? “
Speaking at the event, Kangana said she has no intention of joining politics, but she is very knowledgeable and as an artist and nationalist, she will talk about India’s struggle for freedom.
Speaking about Savarkar and congressional claims that he was not a patriot, Kangana said, “This is a very big topic. I studied a lot and also made a film about it. It is quite obvious that the British did not take over India in some democratic way, did they? It was a violent occupation of this nation. Battles took place here and there, but in 1857 a decisive battle for freedom took place. What followed after that is the saddest part of the story. Sadder than what happened to the Jews. It was not printed in the media … whether it was the Jallianwala Bagh massacre or the famine in Bengal. They chose the Indians because they were able to hold back the first fight … they left us literally hungry. “
Ranaut recently filmed Savarkar’s camera in Andaman for her upcoming film and said the story has been rewritten by a group of people who omitted that part.
At the Congress party, she added: “Secular is no man’s land. What the British left behind in the name of Congress was a continuation of the British. “