Bollywood actors support Diljit, after his spat with Kangana Ranaut
Yet again, actor Kangana Ranaut dominated the list of trends on social media, as she got involved in an ugly war-of-words with actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh over a "misleading" tweet. Kangana had misidentified an old woman at the ongoing Farmers' protest as Shaheen Bagh's "Bilkis Dadi," inviting the wrath of many. Now, many Bollywood stars have come out in support of Diljit. Here's more.
Earlier, Kangana's 'misleading' tweet invited trolls
In her since-deleted tweet, Kangana had shared pictures of two old women, claiming that both were Shaheen Bagh's Bilkis Bano "dadi," who would protest for any cause for Rs. 100. However, the second woman was Mohinder Kaur, a resident of Punjab. Over her comment, the actor was heavily slammed on social media by netizens. Diljit also criticized her, after which she retaliated.
Diljit asked Kangana to not be blind, think before speaking
The 36-year-old actor shared a video of Mohinder Kaur from the farmers' protest and wrote, "Respected Mahinder Kaur Ji! Listen to this, Kangana. One should not be this blind. She says anything (sic)." Thereafter, Kangana called Diljit filmmaker Karan Johar's "pet." She wrote, "I don't even know who is Mohinder Kaur. What kind of drama is this? Stop this right now (sic)."
Here is the video posted by Diljit
'Karan Johar ke paltu,' said Kangana
You don't have manners to talk: Diljit
Netizens supported Diljit, asked Bollywood to learn from him
Amid Diljit and Kangana's spat, many users on social media lauded the singer-actor's courage to stand up against Kangana. One user wrote, "Tragic state of Bollywood - even after so much abuse and slander they kept mum on Kangana. Finally a Punjabi singer/actor had to deal with the guttermouth; reveals just how hollow, impotent and supine Bollywood has become (sic)."
'Bollywood never stands up for the nation'
Swara Bhasker and Taapsee reacted: 'Not everyone kept mum'
Supporting Diljit, Twitter users bashed Bollywood stars and called them "cowards." Reacting to this, actor Swara Bhasker wrote, "Not everyone kept mum," tagging fellow actors Taapsee Pannu and Richa Chadha in her tweet. Taapsee also wrote, "That's always been the problem here. Hum kuch mayeno mein 'outsiders' hi rahenge na (sic)." Both Swara and Taapsee have had run-ins with Kangana in the past.
Here is Swara's tweet
'Shame on you,' Mika said to Kangana
Criticizing Kangana, popular singer Mika Singh wrote, "I used to have immense respect for Kangana Ranaut, I even tweeted in support when her office was demolished. I now think I was wrong, Kangana being a woman you should show the old lady some respect (sic)."
Kangana also slammed with legal notices over her tweet
Kangana has also landed into legal trouble over the said tweet. After an advocate from Punjab issued a legal notice to her, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has sent a notice to the actor, seeking an unconditional apology for her "derogatory" tweets against farmers involved in the protest. "Her tweets portray farmers' protest as anti-national (sic)," DSGMC's president said in a tweet.
We demand apology: DSGMC to Kangana
"We have sent a legal notice for her derogatory tweet calling the aged mother of a farmer as a woman available for Rs. 100...We demand an unconditional apology from her for her insensitive remarks on farmers protest," the DSGMC's president added.
What is the farmers' agitation all about?
Farmers from several states across India are protesting against three new agricultural laws. The central government has said that they are aimed at eliminating the middlemen and improving farmers' earnings by allowing them to sell their produce anywhere in the country. However, protesting farmers have alleged that the laws will deprive them of the minimum guaranteed price.