International Yoga Day 2021: Kangana Ranaut shares that yoga helped her sister after acid attack


Guwahati: On the occasion of the seventh International Yoga day Bollywood celebrity Kangana Ranaut shared her story about the positive impact of Yoga on her life. 

Kanaga Ranaut opened up about how yoga has helped her family on International Yoga Day.

Taking to Instagram the actor wrote that it was Yoga that helped her sister Rangoli in regaining her self-confidence and esteem after she was attacked by a roadside Romeo with acid. 

In her post, she wrote “Rangoli has the most inspiring Yoga story, a roadside Romeo threw acid on Rangoli when she was hardly 21, with third-degree burns, half of her face burnt, one eye lost its vision, one ear melted away and a breast severely damaged, she had to go through 53 surgeries in 2-3 years but that wasn’t all, my biggest concern was her mental health as she had stopped to speak. No matter what happened she would not say a word just stare blankly at every thing, she was engaged to an Air Force officer and when he saw her face after the acid attack he left and never returned, even then she did not shed a tear neither she uttered a word, doctors told me she is in a state of shock, they gave her therapies and put her on medication for psychiatric help but nothing helped. I desperately wanted her to talk to me, so I took her every where with me even to my Yoga classes. She started practising Yoga and I saw dramatic transformation in her. Not only she started to respond to her pain and my lame jokes but also regained her lost vision in one eye. Yoga is the answer to every question ( misery) you will ever have, did you give it a chance yet? #internationalyogaday.”


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When Kangana was 19 years old, her sister Rangoli Chandel was attacked with acid by her college friend Avinash Sharma after Rangoli had refused his proposal. 

In an interview a few years back Kangana revealed that she was just 19, on the threshold of a bright career. 

She said, “When the attack happened and it was a long, hard struggle to deal with this kind of perverse, sexist cruelty. Financially too, I was not strong back then. Girls around me would feel depressed by a bad hair day or because a meal was not to their liking. I was grappling with something far more real and yet had no time to sit and cry. I did tacky films, took on roles I did not deserve, and accepted guest appearances, so my sister could be treated by India’s best surgeon. It took 54 surgeries”.