Kangana Ranaut took to her Instagram stories to share her thoughts about her controversial statements on India’s independence. She said that she will return her Padma Shri award if anyone proves that she disrespected martyrs and freedom fighters in her interview.
Kangana Ranaut took to her Instagram stories on November 13 to defend her comments on India’s freedom. In her post, she said that she is ready to return her Padma Shri award if someone proves that she disrespected martyrs. During a television interview, she said that India attained freedom in 2014 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power. She described the country’s independence in 1947 as ‘bheek.’ She was called out by several politicians and netizens.
KANGANA DEFENDS HERSELF FOR HER COMMENTS ON INDIA’S INDEPENDENCE
Kangana Ranaut received her Padma Shri award from President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi recently. Following the award, she gave a television interview in which she spoke about India’s independence and made some controversial statements.
Defending herself, she shared a photo from a book that talks about India’s struggle for independence. Kangana wrote, “Everything is very clearly mentioned in the same interview 1857 first collective fight for freedom along with the 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.”
Kangana then added that she extensively researched India’s first fight for freedom in 1857 when she did a feature film on Rani Laxmi Bai. She added, “nationalism rose so did the right wing … but why it died a sudden death? and why Gandhi let Bhagat Singh die … why Neta Bose was killed and never got Gandhi ji’s support? why line of partition was drawn by a white man… ?instead of celebrating freedom why Indians killed each other some of the answers I am seeking please help me find answers (sic).”
Adding that she is ready to face the consequences for her comments, Kangana wrote, “As far as Aazadi in 2014 concerned I specifically said physical Aazadi we may have but consciousness and conscience of India was set free in 2014… a dead civilisation came alive and fluttered its wing and now roaring and soaring high … today for the first time … people can’t shame us for not speaking English or coming from small towns or using made in India products… everything is articulate and clear in the same interview… lekin jo chor hain unki toh jalegi … koi bujha nahi sakta (those who have a guilty conscience will feel the burn, nothing can be done about it) … Jai Hind (sic).”
AAM AADMI PARTY WANTS TO FILE A CASE AGAINST KANGANA
After Kangana Ranaut’s comments went viral, Aam Aadmi Party wrote to the Mumbai Police demanding to file a case against her for her ‘seditious and inflammatory’ comments. Apart from AAP, BJP’s Varun Gandhi, among others, reacted to Kangana’s controversial statement about India’s independence.