Farmers’ protest: Diljit Dosanjh’s war of words with Kangana Ranaut
Entertainment industry stars Diljit Dosanjh and Kangana Ranaut got into a war of words over a tweet by ‘Queen’ actress about a woman involved in the farmers’ protest
Entertainment industry stars Diljit Dosanjh and Kangana Ranaut got into a war of words over a tweet by ‘Queen’ actress about a woman involved in the farmers’ protest. Kangana Ranaut’s tweet misidentifying an elderly Sikh woman during the farmers’ protest has not gone down well with Diljit and other Punjabi artists.
On November 27, Kangana Ranaut quoted a tweet that claimed that 82-year-old Bilkis Bano, popularly known as Shaheen Bagh Dadi, was also a part of ongoing farmers’ protest against the three farm bills. The tweet had pictures of Bilkis Bano and an elderly woman marching in a protest. The actress had written that the woman had joined the protest for a meagre price of Rs 100.
"Hahaha, she is the same dadi who featured in Time magazine for being the most powerful Indian... And she is available for 100 rupees. Pakistani journos have hijacked international PR for India in an embarrassing way. We need our own people to speak for us internationally," read Kangana’s tweet which she deleted after it was pointed out that the two women were not the same.
While Kangana soon deleted the tweet, the damage was already done.
Slamming the actress for her tweet and thoughts, Diljit shared a video of the elderly woman's interview where she was seen expressing her anger over being misidentified.
Sharing the video, Diljit wrote, “Here, listen with Proof Kangana Ranaut. One should not be so blind. She keeps saying anything."
Reacting to Diljit’s tweet, Kangana replied to the Punjabi star and called him 'Karan Johar ka paltu' and asked him to 'stop this right now'.
The Udta Punjab actor responded to her 'paltu' comment and wrote: “Are you a pet of whoever you have worked with? The list will be long then. This isn't Bollywood, this is Punjab. You know how to play with people's emotions."
Celebrities like Swara Bhasker, Tapsee Pannu, singer Mika Singh, filmmaker Alankrita Srivastava, singer Ammy Virk, and singer Ranjit Bawa came out in Diljit Dosanjh's support and condemned Kangana for her tweet.
Mika Singh tweeted, "I used to have immense respect for @KanganaTeam, I even tweeted in support when her office was demolished. I now think I was wrong, Kangana being a woman you should show the old lady some respect. If you have any etiquette then apologise. Shame on you.."
Meanwhile, Another round of talks between the protesting farmers and the central government will be held on Saturday as the marathon talk on Thursday failed to end the standoff between the two over the new farm laws as the protestors refused to budge from their demands.
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