FIR filed against controversy queen Kangana Ranaut


Guwahati:  Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut who is known for her fabulous performances  in movies and controversial remarks in real life has once again landed herself in trouble for her recent comments. 

At an event on Wednesday (November 10), Kangana spoke about India and its fight for independence. She said that India got ‘real freedom in 2014′. She added that the country’s Independence in 1947 was ‘bheek’. Her comments haven’t gone down well with many people.

National executive chairman of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Preethi Menon has filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police seeking an FIR against Kangana Ranaut for her seditious remarks at a conclave where she was a guest speaker.

The Congress party also said her remarks amounted to “treason” and demanded that the government take back the Padma Shri bestowed on her recently for “insulting” the country’s independence movement.

BJP MP Varun Gandhi, among many others social media users who reacted with outrage for her comments.

In a tweet, Varun Gandhi said, “Insulting the sacrifice of Mahatma Gandhi sometimes, respecting his killer sometimes, and now the disdain for the sacrifices of Mangal Pandey, Rani Laxmibai, Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and lakhs of freedom fighters. Should I call this thinking madness or treason?”

Varun Gandhi also posted a video clip of Kangana Ranaut’s remarks during a news channel programme in which she is heard saying in Hindi, “That was not freedom but ‘bheekh’, and the freedom came in 2014.” Kangana, who was recently conferred with the Padma Shri, was apparently referring to the BJP coming to power in 2014.

Sharing Varun Gandhi’s tweet on her Instagram stories, Kangana wrote, “Even though I clearly mentioned that 1857 freedom fight was the first revolution that was curbed… which led to more atrocities and cruelties from the British and almost a century was given to us in Gandhi’s begging bowl… Jaa aur ro ab.”

Opposition Congress Leader Anand Sharma termed the remarks “shocking and outrageous” and urged President Ram Nath Kovind to take back the Padma award given to Ranaut.

“Kangana Ranaut’s statement heaping insult on the courageous freedom fighters led by Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru and Sardar Patel but also belittling the sacrifices of revolutionaries like Sardar Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekar Azad and several others,” Anand Sharma said in a series of tweets.

“Psychiatric evaluation should be carried out before giving such awards so that such persons do not dishonour the nation and its heroes,” he said.