Mumbai: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut found herself in the eye of the netizens through a tweet which seemed to have hit a wrong note with the Twitterati.
She was critiqued by singer Diljit Dosanjh who has been actively supporting the farmers’ protests in the national capital.
The Punjabi singer slammed Ranaut for her tweet, in which, she had wrongly identified an elderly Sikh woman as Shaheen Bagh activist Bilkis Bano.
The 36-year-old shared a two-minute-long BBC India video in which Mahinder Kaur, whom Ranaut had wrongly identified as Bano, is seen sharing her views on the contentious farm bills that have triggered the ongoing protests.
In Punjabi, Dosanjh wrote and urged the National award-winning actress to not be swayed by biases and watch the video he posted for confirming Kaur’s identity.
Respected MAHINDER KAUR JI 🙏🏾
Ah Sunn La Ni With Proof @KanganaTeam
Banda Ena V Ni Anna Hona Chaida..
Kush v Boli Turi jandi aa .. pic.twitter.com/Ie1jNGJ0J1
— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) December 2, 2020
Following this, Ranaut hit back at Dosanjh with a tweet implying that he was a part of the Karan Johar clique, adding to it, she also tried to defend her earlier tweets by saying that ‘Shaheen Bagh dadi’ Bilkis Bano was indeed seen protesting for farmer’s rights as well, and that she herself didn’t know Mahinder Kaur.
Ooo Karan johar ke paltu, jo dadi Saheen Baag mein apni citizenship keliye protest kar rahi thi wohi Bilkis Bano dadi ji Farmers ke MSP ke liye bhi protest karti hue dikhi. Mahinder Kaur ji ko toh main janti bhi nahin. Kya drama chalaya hai tum logon ne? Stop this right now. https://t.co/RkXRVKfXV1
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) December 3, 2020
Tuneh Jitne Logon Ke Saath Film Ki Tu Un Sab Ki Paaltu Hai…?
Fer To List Lambi Ho Jaegi Maalko Ki..?
Eh Bollywood Wale Ni PUNJAB Wale aa .. Hikk Te Vajj Sadey
Jhooth bol kar logo ko badhkana aur emotions se khailna woh toh aap achey se janti ho..😊 https://t.co/QIzUDoStWs
— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) December 3, 2020
Responding to Dosanjh’s tweets, an Internet troll said that he shouldn’t criticise Ranaut as she is a popular artiste. “Veere tere punjabi gaane chalde aa eda matlab aa nai k tu kujj vi ava tava boli jaae. Bolan toh pailaan maadi jai tameez sikh le vadiya rauga. Kangana nu gaalan kaddan naal tenu vaadu Bollywood diyan filman nai milan laggiyan. Jenna tu aa onna hi reh. (Brother your Punjabi songs are popular that doesn’t mean you can say anything. Please learn some manners before you speak. Criticising Kangana won’t get you more films in Bollywood).”
Reacting to the tweet, Dosanjh said, “Filma Asi Aap Produce Kar lene an Madam .. Kisey ton Leyn di Lodd Ni.. Apni madam Nu Samjha Tameez Naal Bole Sadian Maavan Nu (We can produce our own films, we don’t need anyone. Please ask your madam to speak to our mothers with respect).”