Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut is once again caught in a new controversy. On Wednesday, November 10, in a program of news channel Times Now, Kangana spoke to the channel’s editor Navika Kumar about India and its freedom struggle. In this, he said that India got ‘real independence’ in 2014. He said that the country’s independence in 1947 was ‘begging’. People did not like his comments. And people started criticizing him on social media. Many eminent personalities termed his reaction as treason and an insult to freedom fighters. Not only this, questions were also raised on his Padma awardPolitician and BJP MP Varun Gandhi criticized his remarks in a tweet.He tweeted – sometimes an insult to the sacrifice and penance of Mahatma Gandhi, sometimes the honor of his killer, and now the scorn of the sacrifices of millions of freedom fighters from Shaheed Mangal Pandey to Rani Laxmibai, Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Should I call this thinking madness or treason?
कभी महात्मा गांधी जी के त्याग और तपस्या का अपमान, कभी उनके हत्यारे का सम्मान, और अब शहीद मंगल पाण्डेय से लेकर रानी लक्ष्मीबाई, भगत सिंह, चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद, नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस और लाखों स्वतंत्रता सेनानियों की कुर्बानियों का तिरस्कार।
इस सोच को मैं पागलपन कहूँ या फिर देशद्रोह? pic.twitter.com/Gxb3xXMi2Z
— Varun Gandhi (@varungandhi80) November 11, 2021
He also posted a short clip of Ranaut’s remarks during a news channel event, in which he can be heard saying in Hindi – that was not freedom, but ‘begging’, and in fact we got freedom in 2014. Ranaut, who was recently given the Padma Shri, was apparently referring to the BJP coming to power in 2014.
Varun Gandhi said- This is an anti-national act. It would be a betrayal of all those who shed blood. The situation in this matter must be clarified so that today we as a nation can stand free for a long time. Sharing Varun’s tweet on her Instagram stories, actress Kangana Ranaut commented – Even though in the beginning I clearly mentioned that the freedom struggle of 1857 was the first revolution that was crushed, we were oppressed…and the end I put freedom in Gandhi’s begging bowl after nearly a hundred yearsGranted… go and cry now.”Kangana also recently won the fourth National Film Award for Best Actress for her performances in ‘Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi’ and ‘Panga’