Kangana Ranaut needs to read up on history and “has no clue”, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said today on the actor’s controversial remarks on India’s 1947 independence.begging“Or a handout.
In an interview to NDTV, Shashi Tharoor said that it was “ridiculous” for Kangana Ranaut to talk about the independence movement begging the British.
“I think she needs to read a little history. I don’t think she has a clue, unfortunately, if she really thinks that Mahatma Gandhi was going out with the goal of begging, when he was so proud.” And there was the specific person who told the British that your law is unjust, I am breaking your law. Punish me as you wish. I will take your punishment. Is this the act of a beggar,” Mr. Tharoor said.
“I mean, it is ridiculous for them to talk like this about the freedom movement that begged the British, when in reality it required tremendous courage, moral integrity and great perseverance and strength in dealing with what these people needed. Show it. Imagine being defenseless and those lathis raining on you. Lala Lajpat Rai died of lathi charge…he was hit on his head in a non-violent display. It was like shooting someone Takes a lot more courage than carrying a gun and then being shot back.”
Kangana Ranaut, who has recently been awarded the Padma Shri, has faced widespread condemnation over her comments, but she seems to be defiance.
After saying in a media program that India’s independence “begging“And that true independence came in 2014 – when Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power – the 34-year-old actor dropped more bombs.
On Tuesday, he hit out at Mahatma Gandhi, mocking his mantra of ahimsa (non-violence), saying that giving one more cheek is what you get.begging“, not liberty. In a series of posts on Instagram, she said “choose your heroes wisely”.
Mr Tharoor said: “I feel like he really needs to read up on our history. You are calling someone heroic who begged for mercy in jail. These are real too. Daring (Heroes) More thoughts of our freedom struggle. And he spent even more time in jail.” The Congress leader was referring to Veer Savarkar, a BJP icon whose role in the freedom movement has been hotly debated.