Tanaji actor Saif Ali Khan has been facing flak on social media after a video of his interview had gone viral for the wrong reasons. Bollywood actress Kangana said people are following ‘smaller narratives’ that they have created to suit themselves.
When asked about the politics in the narrative of his last release ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’, Saif had stated that the concept of India perhaps wasn’t there until the British. Saif stated that he was excited about the role and found it “delicious” but expressed a contradictory opinion when people stated that this is history.
He is now being criticised by some for his remarks while many are also supporting him. Some even trolled him for naming his son Taimur.
Kangana was asked to comment on the same by Zee News when she said the existence of Mahabharata proves that a united India existed before the British took over the country. “This is not true. If there was no Bharat then what was Mahabharat? That 5,000-year-old text that was written, what was it? What did Ved Vyas write? Some people have just created these narratives that suit them. Sri Krishna was in Mahabharat. So there was a Bharat, that’s why it was mahaan (great). All the kings of India came together to fight that war. So it’s natural…,” she said.
“You see even Europe has these small nations. But these had a collective identity, that’s why Sri Krishna went to all these places with Pandavas and the Kauravas, to ask them who will be a part of the war,” she added.
Earlier Ranaut had also lashed out at Deepika Padukone after she appeared in a controversial video to promote Chhapak set about a TikTok challenge to recreate three of her ‘looks’ from her films that included the one of Malti from Chhapaak.
She also asked her to apologise for hurting the emotions of acid attack victims.
“Rangoli is an acid attack survivor and she was very hurt seeing the video. Sometimes, marketing teams tend to go overboard with their promotions, and I am sure Deepika must be having some explanation for this,” she told in an interview.
“The people who are hurt like my sister should be apologised to. This is not a make-up look and nobody should try and achieve it. That kind of insensitivity should be apologised for and there is no harm in doing that because we all make mistakes,” Kangana added.