Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut sparked a new controversy a few days ago by saying that India’s independence in 1947 was not freedom but “bheek” (alms). Now, a 91-year-old freedom fighter has reacted to the actress’s comments about fighting for freedom. Scroll down to find out.
Actress Thalaivii’s comments were made at the Times Now Summit the day after she was awarded the Padma Shri. It has been widely criticized by politicians across the spectrum. Rather than apologize for her comments, she offered to return the honor if she was proven wrong.
Now a 91-year-old freedom fighter, Lilabai Chitale, has criticized Kangana Ranaut for her comments on India’s independence. In a viral video, he is heard saying that Kangana’s statement is disrespectful to all freedom fighters who lost their lives for freedom. Chitale also said that he cannot “digest” the statement of “bheek” (alms) of the actress.
The 91-year-old freedom fighter also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to condemn Kangana Ranaut’s comments on India’s independence. Take a look at the video below:
91-year-old freedom fighter expresses anger at KR’s bheekh statement pic.twitter.com/iPwbG4sadI
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Previously, music director and singer Vishal Dadlani took to Instagram and shared a photo of himself wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the face of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. He captioned the image that read: “Remind the lady who said our Independence was ‘bheekh.’ The man in my shirt is Shaheed Sardar Bhagat Singh, atheist, poet-philosopher, Freedom Fighter, son of India and son of a farmer. He gave his life for our freedom, for the independence of India at the age of 23, and he went to the gallows with a smile and a song on his lips. Remember him, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Ashfaqullah, and all the thousands of people who refused to bow down and refused to beg. Remind him politely, but strongly, so that he will never again dare to forget. “
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