Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has once again sparked controversy with her thoughts on India’s battle for independence from British rule.
The “Panga” actor said at a summit last week that India’s independence was a “bheekh (document)”. At the time, she also claimed that the country achieved true independence after 2014 when the BJP government led by Prime Minister Modi came to power.
She maintained her statement from Tuesday and advised people to choose their heroes wisely.
Taking inspiration from his Instagram stories, Kangana Ranaut shared an old newspaper article and wrote, “Either you are a Gandhi fan or a Netaji supporter. You can’t be both, choose and decide.”
The newspaper had an old article from the 1940s with the headline “Gandhi, others agreed to hand over Netaji”.
In her next IG story, Kangana, who is known for her controversial remarks, said that the freedom fighters were “handed over” to the British by those “who lacked the courage” to fight oppression. but were “greedy for power” and “cunning”.
Searching Mahatma Gandhi, she added, “These are the ones who taught us if someone slaps you offer another cheek for one more slap and this is how you will get aazaadi. not like that you get Azadi, you can’t get bheekh like that. Choose your heroes wisely. “
Kangana further claimed that Gandhi “never supported” Bhagat Singh or Subhas Chandra Bose.
“So you have to choose who you support because it’s not enough to just put them all in a box of your memory and wish them all on their birthday. It’s not just stupid, it’s highly irresponsible and superficial. You have to know their history and their heroes, “the actor added.
His recent comments regarding India’s struggle for independence have drawn criticism from several politicians and others. Many even demanded that the Center take back the honor of Padma Shri in Kangana for insulting the battle for the country’s independence.
Kangana received the prestigious award from President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the capital on November 8.