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The bold and the very beautiful Kangana Ranaut is back with yet another strong story with her upcoming sports drama film titled Panga. Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari along with the film’s leading pair Kangana and Jassi Gill attended the trailer launch event held in Mumbai on Monday. Inspired from the life of a national level Kabbadi player, the film also stars Richa Chadda, Neena Gupta and Yogya Bhasin in pivotal roles.
Kangana, who is known to speak her mind expressed her opinion on the ongoing CAA-NRC protest going on nationwide. "When you protest, the first thing that's imp is that you don't turn violent. In our population, only 3-4% ppl pay tax, others are actually dependent on them. So, who gives you the right to burn buses, trains & to create ruckus in the country?" the actress said at the Panga trailer launch event.
“That should be looked into, kyunki ek bus 70-80 lakh ki hoti ha aur ye koi choti amount nahi hai.Aur jo humare desh ki halat hai, jitne log buke, malnutrion se mar rahe hai that's not very reasonable for people to indulge in violence. It's my personal opinion that democracy ke naam par we are still hung onto the pre-independence era, tabhi is tarah ke strikes pe jaana ya protest ya tax nahi dena ya saari cool cheeze hoti thi. Magar aaj democracy hai aur jo net ahai wo kisi aur jagah se aaye nahi hai aaphi ke beech ke log hai ( It's my personal opinion that in the name of democracy we are still hung onto the pre-independence era, in that era these types of strikes and protests were carried out. But today, we have a democracy and these politicians have not come from any other state, they have been elected by you)... I have a lot to say but it's better we don't drift into a different direction and stay where we are" TOI quoted the actress as saying.
While many Bollywood actors like Farhan Akhtar, Huma Qureshi, Swara Bhaskar among others have expressed support towards the protests, Kangana has condemned the act. And, it looks like the actress’s comment has not gone down well with netizens who slammed her for her views and for her hostility towards protesters. While a Twitter user called her a 'shameless bigot', another gave her lessons on economy.
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Besides, Delhi's deputy CM Manish Sisodia too has schooled her for her comment.
He wrote that violence and destruction of public property are wrong and is against humanity and law. However, he added how India is not dependent on taxes from 3 percent of the population and right from servicemen, laborers, and even crorepatis pay taxes. He stated that even daily laborers pay indirect taxes even when he buys stuff as inexpensive as a packet of salt. He added how people even pay taxes when they went to watch movies and are responsible for the income of actors.
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Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel has replied back to Manish Sisodia’s tweet. She replied saying, "Sir ji Kangana is clearly talking about income tax here, please don’t twist her statements, either way, please don’t burn public property."
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