The actress caused outrage Thursday by claiming that India achieved “real freedom” in 2014 when Narendra Modi’s government came to power. She also called India’s 1947 independence “bheek”.
On Friday afternoon, protests broke out outside her home. A group from the NSUI protested outside her house and demanded that her Padma Shri Award be returned for ‘insulting the brave freedom fighters, martyrs’.
Apart from the protest, many politicians from both the ruling party and the opposition have condemned the actress’s remarks.
Praveen Shankar Kapoor, Delhi BJP leader, was the latest to call for the judiciary to take action against her.
Maharashtra Minister Nawab Mallik, reacting to Kangana Ranaut’s assertion that India gained real freedom in 2014 said that it looked like Kangana Ranaut had taken a large dose of Malana Cream. Kangana’s statement was condemned by the minister. She also said that Kangana insulted freedom fighters, and her Padma Shri should return.
Anand Sharma, a prominent Congress politician, called the comments of the actress “outrageous” et demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak out and tell him whether he agrees with such ideas, or if he takes legal action against Ranaut.
Jitan Ram Manjhi, president of Hindustani Awam Morcha, also criticised Ranaut’s controversial comments and demanded that she be stripped of the Padma Shri she was bestowed upon her.