Went through 54 surgeries: Kangana's sister Rangoli on acid attack
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel, an acid attack survivor, recently shared details of her harrowing attack and recovery, on Twitter. Posting an old picture from college, Rangoli said that she was attacked soon after the picture was clicked. She also wrote that Kangana was "physically assaulted and almost beaten to death" by the attackers. Here are the details.
OMG !! Such an overwhelming response to our childhood pics, lot of friends asking for my pics from college, ha ha we were science students, we had no time for all this, still found one from annual day 😁 pic.twitter.com/baO8WTWYDu— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) October 1, 2019
Expressing her anger, Rangoli penned, "Shortly after this image was clicked, the guy whose proposal I refused threw one litre acid on my face." "I had to go through 54 surgeries strangely and simultaneously my little sister was physically assaulted and almost beaten to death for what?," she asked. "Cause our parents gave birth to beautiful, intelligent and confident daughters (sic)," she further wrote.
Talking about her struggle, Rangoli said, "Lot of people feeling sorry about the fact that I lost my beauty, honestly when your organs melt before your eyes, beauty is the last thing you care about." "Even after 54 surgeries over a span of 5 years, doctors couldn't reconstruct my ear. I had lost one eye (and) had a retina transplant," she said.
She further wrote that she still faces certain complications. She wrote, "Even now, I can't stretch my neck sometime, itching in grafted skin is so bad that I wish I was dead." "Shockingly, acid victims numbers are very high in India, the culprit was out on bail within few weeks, it was too painful to see him roam around freely," she added.
Rangoli went on to say that it was her sister, parents and husband who supported her. "I don't know what to say honestly I had given up on my life, my now husband, very supportive sister and parents collectively breathed life in to me.. can't take credit for what my life is today." "Now my husband and my son are my priority," she summed.
To note, Rangoli serves as a manager to Kangana, and is quite vocal about her opinions concerning Bollywood and otherwise. Meanwhile, Kangana was last seen in Prakash Kovelamudi-directorial Judgementall Hai Kya, also starring Rajkummar Rao. She will next be seen in Panga, directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari. The film, also starring Richa Chadha, will release on January 24, 2020.