Many Bollywood celebrities including Farhan Akhtar, Huma Qureshi and Swara Bhaskar have been taking part in the rallies against the amended Citizenship Act. Many others have voiced their opinions against the CAA. Kangana, who was one of the first person to speak on the issue, condemned the protests and said the people should not instigate violence in the name of democracy.
“It’s not correct for the people to instigate violence in the name of democracy. We are still hung on to the pre-Independence era. During that time, going on strikes against the people, who had captured us, not paying taxes, all of this was really cool. But today, because of democracy, your leaders have come from within you, not from Italy or Japan,” the Panga actor told ANI.
The actress also slammed the vandalizing that has escalated over the past couple of days.
“If you are protesting against something, it’s imperative that violence should not be a part of it. Only 3-4 per cent of our population are taxpayers, and the rest thrive on that. So what gives you the right to burn buses and trains and create ruckus in the country? That should be looked into,” Kangana said.
She also added that each bus costs around Rs 90 lakhs, so in a country where people are dying of malnutrition, violence is uncalled for.
“In a country where people are mostly dying of malnutrition, it is not reasonable to indulge in violence. In the name of democracy we are still hung up on pre-Independence era,” she said.
Earlier, in an interview to Times of India, Kangana had called out Bollywood celebs for not speaking up against CAA. She said, “I have no illusions about the fact that Bollywood is full of cowards who are full of themselves. All they do is just look into the mirror 20 times a day and when they’re asked they say we have electricity and we have access to everything, we are privileged, why should we be bothered about the country. They’re above everything and everyone just because they have electricity, water and beautiful houses to live in.”
She added that celebrities have been given the power to lead people, and need to justify this position and power. “They live under the fear of everything. They are the most scared human beings I’ve ever seen. They’re spineless people. That’s why they bully outsiders, they bully girls because they are cowards. And I feel there is really no hope for them. We need to stop projecting them as icons, we need to stop projecting them as our torchbearers, we need to see them for who they are,” said Kangana.
On the work front, Kangana Rananut will next be seen in sports-drama Panga in which she is essaying the role of a Kabaddi player. Helmed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Panga is set to hit the big screens on January 24, 2020.