Even because the controversy surrounding Kangana Ranaut’s remarks over India’s Independence refused to die down, veteran actor Vikram Gokhale in Pune reiterated the identical stance claiming India’s freedom ‘was given’. Earlier, Kangana had stoked uproar after declaring at an occasion that India attained “actual freedom” in 2014, when the Narendra Modi-led authorities got here to energy, and describing the nation’s Independence in 1947 as “bheek”, or alms.
Gokhale advised reporters just lately, “I agree with Ranaut’s assertion. We got freedom. Many individuals have been simply mute spectators when freedom fighters have been hanged (in the course of the British raj). These mute spectators included many senior leaders. They didn’t save the liberty fighters who have been combating in opposition to the British.”
I agree with what Kangana Ranaut has mentioned. We bought freedom in alms. It was given. Many freedom fighters have been hanged and the big-wigs at the moment didn’t try to avoid wasting them. They remained mere mute spectators: Actor Vikram Gokhale in Pune pic.twitter.com/4gBSYwFjqf— ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2021
After Kangana’s statements on India’s Independence kicked up a row, she went on to defend herself in a social media put up and claimed that she would return her Padma Shri award if confirmed mistaken. The actress made the controversial assertion only a day after being awarded the Padma Shri.
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In the meantime, political leaders and other people throughout spectrum have slammed Kangana for her remarks. In Indore, a bunch comprising the kin of freedom fighters set afire an effigy of the actor on hearth. NSUI staff in Mumbai additionally held a protest outdoors the actor’s residence for her controversial assertion.
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Ranaut has usually been in information for her headline grabbling and controversial statements — be it her long-standing combat with filmmaker Karan Johar on nepotism, locking horns with Diljit Dosanjh on the farmers’ protest, her Twitter feedback criticising the ruling Shiv Sena authorities or evaluating Mumbai to Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
(With PTI inputs)
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