In a program a few days ago, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut said that India became independent only after 2014 and not in 1947. Kangana’s statement has been widely criticized. In Bihar, India, slogans have been chanted against him.
However, Kangana has defended her statement. Writing a status on social media, she said that if her statement is proved wrong, she will return the Padma Shri award she received only a few days ago.
Kangana wrote on social media, ‘I have also worked in the feature film of martyr Veerangana Rani Laxmi Bai. I even did research on the First War of Independence in 1857. At this time, nationalism as well as the right wing was on the rise. But, why did it end so suddenly? Why did Mahatma Gandhi let Bhagat Singh die? Why was Netaji Bose killed and why did Gandhiji never support him? Why did Indians kill each other instead of celebrating independence? I’m looking for some answers, please help me. ‘
Kangana has even written that she is ready to accept the result. “As far as we can have material freedom,” she added. However, India’s independence of consciousness and conscience was achieved only after 2014.
Even after Kangana’s second statement, she is being criticized. Kangana has been accused of trying to tarnish the country’s history by supporting the Bharatiya Janata Party.