As Bollywood gears up to lodge a protest, will Kangana Ranaut return her Padma Shri?

Written By: Subhash K Jha WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Nov 15, 2021, 01:19 PM(IST)

Padma Shri Kangana Ranaut Photograph:( Twitter )

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It looks like Padma Shri  Kangana Ranaut may have to return her Padma Shri just days after she made her damning declaration on India's independence. 

She may be the shortest-lived Padmashri in the history of the Padma awards. It looks like Padma Shri  Kangana Ranaut may have to return her Padma Shri just days after she made her damning declaration on India having got its freedom in 2014 rather than 1947.

The clamour for redressal is growing almost by the hour.

One now hears of the Hindi film fraternity coming together to send a  letter of protest to Prime Minister  Narendra  Modi against Kangana's latest crimebomb.

When the writer of this article contacted Taapsee Pannu she said, "She is too irrelevant for me to comment on."

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But Ms Ranaut's other bete noire, Swara Bhaskar minced no words when she said, “What Kangana said equating our independence to ‘bheekh’ was uninformed, illiterate and disrespectful. It was a toxic and poisonous statement rightly condemned by any rational sane minded patriotic Indian."

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In a tweet on Friday, Mahatma Gandhi's nephew the eminent scholar Tushar Gandhi wrote, "Padmashri Kangana Ranaut is an agent of hate, intolerance and rabidity. It is not surprising that she feels that India got its freedom in 2014. Hate, Intolerance, Sham Patriotism, intolerance and oppression were liberated in India in 2014." 

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