Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut has made a shocking revelation that she is ready to return her Padma Shri and apologise if her ‘freedom’ remark which she made earlier is proven wrong.
It all started when Kangana Ranaut made a ‘freedom’ remark that India attained freedom in 2014, when the Narendra Modi-led government came to power and she described the country’s independence in 1947 as ‘bheek’, or alms. This was enough for the actress to be criticized on social media.
While defending herself after being slammed, the Thalaivi actress said that she is ready to return her Padma Shri if someone can enlighten her about what took place in 1947. Taking to Instagram, she shared some excerpts from a book “just to set the records straight”.
She wrote, “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.”
Kangana Ranaut said she is ready to face consequences. “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.”