Kangana Ranaut to return Padma Shri if India's freedom remark proven wrong; Vishal Dadlani reacts to her comment by reminding her of Bhagat Singh


Kangana Ranaut's statement on India's Independence sparked off a controversy. The actress known for her explosive political commentary landed in trouble after giving an interview. Many political leaders filed complaints against Kangana for commenting that the Independence India won in 1947 was 'bheek'. Netizens further lashed out at her for her statement. 

Vishal Dadlani took a dig at Kangana and slammed her for her comment on India's Independence. The music director-singer clicked a picture of himself wearing a T-Shirt with Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s portrait printed on it. Without naming Kangana, Vishal wrote, "Remind the lady who said our Independence was "bheekh". The man on my t-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 India's Independence at age 23, and went to the gallows with a smile and a song on his lips. Remind her of him, of Sukhdev, of Rajguru, of Ashfaqullah, and all the many thousands of others who refused to bow, refused to beg. Remind her politely, but strongly, so she never again dares to forget."


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A few days after receiving the Padma Shri award from India's President Ram Nath Kovind, Kangana declared that India attained 'real freedom' in 2014 after Narendra Modi and his government came to power. She said that the nation's Independence in 1947 was 'bheek'. 

There was a major outrage on social media after which Kangana issued a statement saying, "Everything is very clearly mentioned in the same interview 1857 first collective fight for freedom… along with sacrifice of greats like Subhash Chandra Bose, Rani Laxmibai and Veer Savarkar ji. 1857 I know but which war took place in 1947 I am not aware, if someone can bring to my awareness I will give back my Padma Shri and apologise also… please help me with this."

In another post on Instagram stories, she wrote, "I have worked in a feature film of a martyr Rani Laxmi Bai... extensively researched on the first fight of freedom 1857... nationalism rose so did right wing ... but why it died a sudden death? and why Gandhi let Bhagat Singh die ... why Neta Bose was killed and never got Gandhi ji's support? why line of partition was drawn by a white man... ?instead of celebrating freedom why Indians killed each other some of the answers I am seeking please help me find answers."

She further added, "As far as Aazadi in 2014 concerned I specifically said physical Aazadi we may have but consciousness and conscience of India was set free in 2014... a dead civilisation came alive and fluttered its wing and now roaring and soaring high ... today for the first time ... people can't shame us for not speaking English or coming from small towns or using made in India products... everything is articulate and clear in the same interview... lekin jo chor hain unki toh jalegi ... koi bujha nahi sakta (those who have a guilty conscience will feel the burn, nothing can be done about it) ... Jai Hind."

(Source: Instagram)