Kangana Ranaut Addresses Sister Rangoli’s Twitter Controversy


Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut stood up in defense of her sister Rangoli Chandel’s Twitter controversy. It all started on April 15, when Rangoli tweeted and called up for “mullas” and “secular media” to be shot dead. Following the tweet, many people reported her twitter account. Twitter suspended the account of Rangoli who is also Kangana Ranaut’s manager.

Apparently, her tweet was called on to be a hate speech by a number of users of the social media platform. In nearly a two minute video posted by Times of India’s Twitter handle, Kangana defended her sister and striked back at jewellery designer Farah Ali Khan and director Reema Kagti. These two were among the people who reported Chandel’s account.

In the video, the Queen actress says, “My sister Rangoli Chandel tweeted specifically said that the people who are attacking doctors and medical health professionals should be shot,” Ranaut began the video by saying. “However, Farah Ali Khan, who is Susanne Roshan’s sister, and Reema Kagti, the well-known filmmaker, falsely claimed that Rangoli had asked for Muslim genocide. If you can find such a tweet, Rangoli and I will apologise. We don’t believe that every Muslim is a terrorist, or that every Muslim is attacking doctors.”

She also took a dig at Twitter and asked the central government to demolish a social media platform that “makes crores of money from Indians and yet damages our reputations”. She futher called it a shame that “people can attack people like the Prime Minister, the Home Minister, and social welfare organisations such as the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh” and that they can be “called terrorists, but if you can’t call actual terrorists.”

Ranaut added, “Such platforms should be shut down. We have to find a way to completely demolish these platforms and start our own platforms.”

Kangana tried to defend defence of wrestler and Bharatiya Janata Party member Babita Phogat, who said in tweet that coronavirus is the second biggest problem of the country after “uncivilized jamaati”.

Phogat supported Chandel in a tweet on Thursday. On Friday, she posted a video that she has been receiving death threats over her remarks.