Vishal Dadlani calls Kangana Ranaut out on her comment on India's Independence
He posted a selfie wearing a tee with a portrait of Bhagat Singh
Music composer Salim Merchant commented on the post
Kangana maintained her stance on the same
Kangana Ranaut's recent remark on India's independence, calling it 'bheekh (alms)' has been condemned by music composer Vishal Dadlani. He shared a post to 'remind' her of India's freedom fighters, ‘so she never again dares to forget'.
He posted a selfie wearing a tee with a portrait of Bhagat Singh on it and wrote alongside it., “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,” he added.
Music composer Salim Merchant commented on the post, “I need this T-shirt.” Singer-actor Amit Tandon called him a ‘rockstar’.
Kangana maintained her stance on the same and asked on Instagram Stories, "Which war took place in 1947?" She also stated that if anyone could prove her wrong, she would return her Padma Shri and apologise.
She said, “Just to set the records (sic) straight... 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.”
Nawab Malik, a Maharashtra minister and leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), demanded that Kangana Ranaut's Padma Shri be returned and that she be arrested immediately.