Kangana Ranaut is known for her foot-in-the-mouth pronouncements which shock/disgust right-thinking minds. But because she gets away with her outrageous comments on history politics and religion, she is emboldened to get more and more provocative in her thinking-aloud process.
This time Kangana Ranaut seems to have crossed all limits when after receiving the Padma Shri she opined that the country got its actual freedom in 2014, and the version of freedom gotten in 1947 was just bheekh(alms).
All hell has broken loose from all quarters including the BJP government whom she wanted to please with her 2014 statement.
But the plan seems to have fallen short of her expectations. Reportedly the Prime Minister has decided to distance himself from Kangana Ranaut’s wildly inappropriate swipe at the blood sweat and tears of India’s freedom fighters.
A major voice from the film industry known to take on Kangana Ranaut’s outrageous claims says it was coming to her. “She has been making progressively more provocative statements counting on the ruling regime’s tacit support. This time she failed to see what was coming . No right-thinking politician would fall for this kind of sycophantic attempt to win brownie points.Prime Minister is not enthusiastic about sycophancy. You can’t pull down the Nation’s builders and architects to please the people in power. They are far too clever to be flattered by such gimmicky efforts at damning history.”
An entertainer who was present at the venue says everyone winced when Kangana Ranaut described the freedom gotten in 1947 as ‘bheekh’.
“We all flinched.Jab wohkamre mein hoti hai toh hamesha darr laga rahta hai kya bolegi(when she’s in the room there’s always the fear of what she would say). But this time she has outdone herself,” says the entertainer who in his own words had the “privilege” of witnessing the foot-in-the-mouth moment.
Kangana Ranaut is now cornered and would have to issue an apology.
But would that be enough compensation for belittling the revered freedom fighters of the country who got us our hard-earned freedom?
“But who will get us freedom from Kangana Ranaut’s ill-fired salvos? One never knows what she will say about whom, and what repercussions it would have,” says a leading filmmaker who wants to cast Kangana in a major historical part.
“But now I am not too sure. How can she play a legend from history when she has scant respect for our history?” asks the epic filmmaker after Kangana’s epic faux pas.