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Kangana Ranaut advocates for India's renaming to 'Bharat' and shares historical insights

In her recent tweets, Kangana Ranaut elaborated on the importance of the name 'Bharat' and expressed her delight at the prospect of the country adopting this name.

Published: Wednesday,Sep 06, 2023 06:06 AM GMT-06:00
Updated: Wednesday,Sep 06, 2023 06:08 AM GMT-06:00
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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has recently weighed in on the proposed resolution to rename India as 'Bharat.' The star took to her social media platform, X  to share her thoughts on the matter and shed light on the historical significance of the name 'Bharat.'

Kangana shared an old Hindustan Times report that highlighted her statement from two years ago, in which she had called for the renaming of India to 'Bharat.' In her recent tweets, she elaborated on the importance of the name 'Bharat' and expressed her delight at the prospect of the country adopting this name.

She also shared a fan's post on X praising her forward-thinking perspective, to which she responded, "And some call it black magic... It's simply Grey matter honey (smiling face emoticon) Congratulations to everyone!! Freed from a slave name... Jai Bharat."

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In her most recent post on X, Kangana delved into the history of the name and its evolution over the years. She questioned the origins of the name 'India' and its significance, particularly how it was linked to the term 'Indians' in the context of colonial history. Kangana argued that the name 'Bharat' has a deeper meaning and historical relevance, pointing out that during the time of the Mahabharata, all the kingdoms that participated in the Great War of Kurukshetra were referred to as one continent, 'Bharat.'

Kangana emphasized that the name 'Bharat' holds a profound significance and questioned the historical implications of the term 'India.' She noted that the term 'Indian' once meant 'slave' in olden English and was assigned to the native population during the colonial era.

The discussion surrounding the renaming of India as 'Bharat' gained traction when a dinner invitation for G20 delegates from Rashtrapati Bhavan referred to the country as 'Bharat' rather than 'India.'

On the professional front, Kangana Ranaut is gearing up for her upcoming film, 'Chandramukhi 2'. Additionally, Kangana has projects like 'Emergency' and 'Tejas' in her pipeline. 

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