Keeping the controversy cauldron effervescent, actor Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday claimed Subhas Chandra Bose and Bhagat Singh acquired no assist from Mahatma Gandhi and went on to mock his mantra of ahimsa by saying that providing one other cheek will get you “bheek” not freedom.
In making the “bheek” remark, Ranaut wound the clock again to final week when she described India’s Independence as “bheek”, or alms, and declared that freedom got here in 2014, when the Narendra Modi-led authorities got here to energy.
In a collection of posts on Instagram, Ranaut this time focused Mahatma Gandhi and stated “choose your heroes wisely”.
The “Manikarnika” actor, nonetheless within the eye of the proverbial storm for her feedback, right now shared an previous information clipping headlined “Gandhi, others had agreed to hand over Netaji”.
The report claimed that Gandhi, together with Jawaharlal Nehru and Mohammed Ali Jinnah, got here to an settlement with a British choose that they might hand Bose over if he had been to enter the nation.
“Either you are a Gandhi fan or Nataji supporter You can’t be both… Choose and decide,” Ranaut, whose Twitter account has been suspended, captioned the information clipping.
In one other publish, Ranaut, who has courted many an issue together with her incendiary and provocative statements, then claimed, “Those who fought for the freedom were ‘handed over’ to their masters by those who had no courage burning/ boiling hot blood to fight their oppressors but they were power hungry and cunning.” She then went on to focus on Gandhi, even claiming that there was proof suggesting he needed Bhagat Singh to be hanged.
“Those are the ones who taught us, ‘If someone slaps you offer another cheek for one more slap’ and that is how you will get Aazadi. That’s not how one gets Aazadi, one can only get bheekh like that. Choose your heros wisely(sic),” the 34-year-old actor stated.
The actor stated it’s about time folks know their historical past and their heroes.
“… Because just placing them all in one box of your memory and every year wishing them all birth anniversaries is not enough infact it’s not just dumb but highly irresponsible and superficial…,” she added.
Ranaut’s “azaadi” assertion at an occasion organised by a information channel final week got here two days after she was introduced the Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind.
She has been underneath assault ever since with politicians from throughout the spectrum, historians, lecturers, fellow actors and others lashing out at her for views and plenty of saying she ought to return her award.
On Monday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar trashed Ranaut’s assertion, saying that such feedback are solely made for “publicity”.
“How can anyone publish this? We should not even take notice of it. Should we even pay attention to it? One should not give importance to such statements. In fact, it should be made fun of,” Kumar stated.
However, she acquired assist from veteran Marathi actor Vikram Gokhale on Sunday.