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Kangana now targets Mahatma Gandhi, says ‘offering another cheek’ gets ‘bheek’ not freedom

Holding the controversy cauldron effervescent, actor Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday claimed Subhas Chandra Bose and Bhagat Singh acquired no assist from Mahatma Gandhi and went on to mock his mantra of ahimsa by saying that providing one other cheek will get you “bheek” not freedom.

In making the “bheek” remark, Ranaut wound the clock again to final week when she described India’s Independence as “bheek”, or alms, and declared that freedom got here in 2014, when the Narendra Modi-led authorities got here to energy.

In a collection of posts on Instagram, Ranaut this time focused Mahatma Gandhi and mentioned “select your heroes properly”.

The “Manikarnika” actor, nonetheless within the eye of the proverbial storm for her feedback, at present shared an previous news clipping headlined “Gandhi, others had agreed handy over Netaji”.

The report claimed that Gandhi, together with Jawaharlal Nehru and Mohammed Ali Jinnah, got here to an settlement with a British choose that they’d hand Bose over if he had been to enter the nation.

“Both you’re a Gandhi fan or Nataji supporter You possibly can’t be each… Select and resolve,” Ranaut, whose Twitter account has been suspended, captioned the news clipping.

In one other publish, Ranaut, who has courted many an argument along with her incendiary and provocative statements, then claimed, “Those that fought for the liberty had been ‘handed over’ to their masters by those that had no braveness burning/ boiling scorching blood to battle their oppressors however they had been energy hungry and crafty.” She then went on to focus on Gandhi, even claiming that there was proof suggesting he wished Bhagat Singh to be hanged.

“These are those who taught us, ‘If somebody slaps you supply one other cheek for yet another slap’ and that’s how you’ll get Aazadi. That’s not how one will get Aazadi, one can solely get bheekh like that. Select your heros properly(sic),” the 34-year-old actor mentioned.

The actor mentioned it’s about time folks know their historical past and their heroes.

“… As a result of simply putting them multi functional field of your reminiscence and yearly wishing all of them beginning anniversaries shouldn’t be sufficient infact it’s not simply dumb however extremely irresponsible and superficial…,” she added.


Ranaut’s “azaadi” assertion at an occasion organised by a news channel final week got here two days after she was introduced the Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind.

She has been underneath assault ever since with politicians from throughout the spectrum, historians, lecturers, fellow actors and others lashing out at her for views and lots of saying she ought to return her award.

On Monday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar trashed Ranaut’s assertion, saying that such feedback are solely made for “publicity”.

“How can anybody publish this? We must always not even take discover of it. Ought to we even take note of it? One mustn’t give significance to such statements. Actually, it ought to be made enjoyable of,” Kumar mentioned.

Nevertheless, she acquired assist from veteran Marathi actor Vikram Gokhale on Sunday.

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