Kangana Ranaut explains why Bollywood celebs haven't reacted to CAA protests, calls them 'cowards'

Kangana Ranaut says most Bollywood celebrities were highly privileged and self-obsessed.

FP Staff December 19, 2019 10:55:58 IST
Kangana Ranaut explains why Bollywood celebs haven't reacted to CAA protests, calls them 'cowards'

Kangana Ranaut has criticised the Hindi film industry's silence on the Citizenship Amendment Act, and the following unrest it caused, with Delhi police launching violent attacks on Indian students of universities like Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia.

Speaking to Times of India, Ranaut lashes out at Bollywood celebrities, stating actors should be ashamed of themselves for their silence. She adds most actors in the industry are highly privileged, and could not be less bothered about the goings-on in the country. They, claimed Kangana, were more about looking "into the mirror 20 times a day."

When asked if she thought the actors were maintaining silence owing to the fear of a backlash, Kangana tells Times of India, "That’s why they bully outsiders. They bully girls because they are cowards. And I feel there is really no hope for them.”

Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Farhan Akhtar, Parineeti Chopra, Richa Chadha, veteran screenwriter Javed Akhtar, filmmakers Reema Kagti, Vishal Bhardwaj and Anurag Kashyap, and Hollywood actor John Cusack have expressed support and solidarity for students and the Indian public at large. In fact, Farhan even called out to fans and followers to join him in the Mumbai protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act being held on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Kangana's upcoming film Panga, which narrates the story of a Kabbadi player, had its first look unveiled on Thursday. Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, the film also features Richa Chadha, Neena Gupta, Jassie Gill, and Pankaj Tripathi. The film is scheduled to hit theatres on 24 January, and will clash with Varun Dhawan-starrer Street Dancer 3D. The trailer will be launched on 23 December.

Check out the first look of Kangana Ranaut from Panga

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