After Kangana Ranaut lambasted ‘liberals’ as ‘people who won’t include you in their group unless you hate the same people as they do’, she has been in the news.
Kangana made the comments during a conversation with with spiritual leader Sadhguru in Mumbai earlier this week.
She also revealed, somewhat controversially, that a scene of her character saving a calf in new film Manikarnika was changed because the film’s crew ‘didn’t want to look like cow saviours.’ To this, she added that she ‘definitely wants to save cows… but lynching for cows takes place and you look like an idiot.’
These comments by the actor have triggered a debate on social media with right-wing voices on Twitter claiming her as one of their own, while others expressed feeling appalled by what she has said.
Here is how twitter reacted:
@ReallySwara Kangana Ranaut is the Swara Bhaskar of Right wings.
— Nikhil Prajapati (@nikhilbhaijaan) August 10, 2018
I supported Jaggi in Rally for Rivers & appreciate Kangna's movies but what they're talking here is ridiculous!
– Calling Liberals as Fanatics
– Normalizing Mob Lynching by calling it "Real India"
– Kangana agreeing to it & saying it happens in her village
— Dhruv Rathee (@dhruv_rathee) August 9, 2018
Always admired Kangana, always. Never expected that she would normalise lynchings. Her feminism is all about herself. Disappointed as a Fan.
and @SadhguruJV normalises Lynchings and says people who criticise Lynchings don’t know real India.
— JAS (@ApatheistWrites) August 10, 2018
Right wing icons Kangana & Sadhguruji criticize liberals and sort of justify people getting violent to protect cows in India.
— Od (@odshek) August 8, 2018
How did she defend cow lynching ? Your just threatened she's proud of her Rajput roots. Regressive left will be 100% fine if SRK said he is a proud Muslim or supported blasphemy laws.
— Secular Sikh (@SikhSecular) August 8, 2018
Had I got a teacher like @SadguruJV ,who is also a cow expert, would have got more marks in my primary classes writing paragraph on 'Cow', Cow not only useful for cowmilk, it also helps us to understand the meaning of many eng.words such as 'Liberal, Antinational, Lynching etc.
— Gautam Mirdha (@GautamMirdha) August 10, 2018
Cow is Kangana's new sling-shot to take the center stage.
— Snigdha Samal (@SamalSnigdha) August 9, 2018
Kangana Ranaut can understand the nuances of privilege and the dangers of terms like ‘eugenics’ but does not understand systemic majoritarian violence. Is she stupid or does she think we are?
— Shvetal (@novelnarratives) August 10, 2018
The world is filled with people like Kangana Ranaut.
— . (@ShiftedtoMars) August 9, 2018