Controversy is not a new thing to Kangana Ranaut. In the latest turn of events, Ranaut has once again landed in hot water over a statement she made about India's independence. The actress claimed at the Times Now Summit 2021 that India's independence in 1947 was "bheek," and that the country's "true freedom" came in 2014. Narendra Modi was elected Prime Minister for the first time in 2014. Netizens and political groups have reacted negatively to her statement. A complaint has been filed against her by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for statements.
According to the Quint, Preeti Sharma, a member of the party's National Executive, posted two images on Twitter. One post depicts her filing the case, while another depicts her turning it over to the Mumbai Police. "Applied @MumbaiPolice asking action on Kangana Ranaut under sections 504, 505, and 124A for her seditious and provocative utterances on @TimesNow," the post states. @CPMumbaiPolice, @DGPMaharashtra, I'm hoping to see some action." The party also expressed its displeasure with her remark and addressed it on its official Twitter account.
The actress reacted to the news by writing on her official Instagram account, "Even though I clearly stated that the 1857 liberation war was the first revolution that was repressed... It resulted in more British atrocities and cruelties, and nearly a century was given to us in Gandhi's begging bowl... "Jaa our ro ab (Cry a little more)." Kangana further claimed that Congress is merely a continuation of British domination.