Boycott Grammys: Kangana asks fans as they fail to pay tribute to late Lata Mangeshkar
- Kangana has urged fans to “boycott” Oscars and Grammys as they fail to pay tribute to the late iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar
- Kangana Ranaut shared her disappointment on her Instagram stories
- Several fans also reacted to Kangana's story and expressed their dismay
Kangana has urged fans to “boycott” Oscars and Grammys after they failed to pay tribute to the late iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar Ji on the awards night.
Kangana Ranaut shared her disappointment that Lata Mangeshkar's name was not included in the 'In Memoriam' segment of the Grammys 2022, which took place on Sunday.
Kangana took her Instagram stories and wrote, "We must take strong stands against any local awards who claim to be international and yet ignore and intentionally sideline legendary artists because of their race or ideologies... both Oscar and Grammy failed to give tribute to Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar Ji... our media should totally boycott these biased local events who claim to be global awards…."
The 64th Annual Grammy Awards' In Memoriam segment paid tribute to various late musical legends, including Stephen Sondheim and Taylor Hawkins. However, the segment did not include the name of the late iconic Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar. Several fans of the legendary singer took to Twitter to express their disappointment.
One of the fans shared a screenshot of Kangana’s Instagram stories and wrote, “I agree with Kangana. Lata Didi was bigger than #GRAMMYs. Us Indians always go gaga over Grammys, Golden Globes and Oscars, without even having proper knowledge, but then the same people troll Indian Awards. Someone had the guts to say this #KanganaRanaut. #LataMangeshkar.”
Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi also tweeted and wrote, “No notable mention for #Lata Ji during #Oscars & #Grammys is their loss, not ours. Why do Indians seek validation from the West for things that are beautiful & do not require any validation?”
Late Lata Mangeshkar's name was included in the British Academy Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) 'In Memoriam' segment earlier this month. On February 6, 2022, Lata died of multiple organ failure at Mumbai's Breach Candy hospital. After contracting Covid-19, she was admitted to the hospital on January 11, 2022.