Kangana Ranaut has lashed out her Bollywood colleagues for their silence over recent protests which were organised against the Citizenship Amendment Act, calling a section of the industry ‘sissies’, ‘cowards’ and ‘spineless’.
All actors are busy in front of 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.
Some of them give very simple answer that we are artists, we should not be concerned about the nation, they should be dragged for this and that is why I have come out in the open to question them.
They are in for a very big shock because people are noticing how indifferent they are to the nation and its people and to what is going on in the nation. They are indifferent and that’s why I think that trend is absolutely justified.”
Many from the film fraternity including actors,veteran screenwriter Javed Akhtar, filmmakers Reema Kagti, Vishal Bhardwaj, Anurag Kashyap,Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Farhan Akhtar, Parineeti Chopra, Richa Chadha and Hollywood actor John Cusack expressed solidarity with the students against the police action amid protests against the contentious Act.
Kangana said, “No, they live under the fear of everything.They are the most scared human beings I’ve ever seen. They are sissies. They are cowards.
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 see them for who they are. They are just social media,whatever makeup and clothes posts that they do, pumping their muscles in the gym the whole day. That’s who they are.
If have the clarity of who they are, we will not be disappointed.So we need to have that clarity and we need to know who our real role models are.”
The Delhi Police on Monday said that it used minimum force and showed maximum restraint despite provocation by protesters during violence at Jamia Nagar area on Sunday.
“The police showed maximum restraint despite provocation by the protesters.being a professional force, the Delhi police used minimum force,” said Delhi Police PRO, MS Randhawa