EXCLUSIVE: Bollywood celebs react on Black Lives Matter; Kangana Ranaut says still no word on Sadhu lynching

Anti-racism protest post the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in the United States has gained support from all across the world. Kangana Ranaut speaks if our industry would speak against it.
EXCLUSIVE: Bollywood celebs react on Black Lives Matter; Kangana Ranaut says still no word on Sadhu lynchingEXCLUSIVE: Bollywood celebs react on Black Lives Matter; Kangana Ranaut says still no word on Sadhu lynching
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The actor feels it is a shame Bollywood celebrities continue to live in a bubble and never fail to jump on the bandwagon. Anti-racism protest post the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in the United States has gained support from all across the world. In the last few days, celebrities from various countries and industries (including Bollywood) have come out in support of Black Lives Matter campaign. 

Kangana Ranaut, who is known for her no-holds-barred opinion on such matters doubts that many of them are just trying to join the bandwagon. 

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Kangana says, “The Sadhu lynching happened a couple of weeks ago; still no one said a word. It happened in Maharashtra where most of these celebrities reside…Bollywood anyway is a derived name from Hollywood. It is a shame they [Bollywood celebrities] continue to live in a bubble and never fail to jump on the bandwagon, which can give them two minutes of fame, but ‘white people’ must drive the bandwagon. Perhaps, it is because of their pre-independence colonial slavery genes.” 

Watch Kangana Ranaut's interview below

She questions the industry’s selective outrage, “Even for environmental issues, you see them fight for a white teenage kid but so many incredible elderly women and even children. They are doing exceptionally well in India on environmental matters without any help or support. Some of them were honoured with the Padma Shri award. I was amazed to see their stories, but they never get the same acknowledgement from the industry. Perhaps, sadhus or tribal people aren’t fancy enough for the Bollywood crowd or their followers.”   

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Kangana has always faced the brunt for her choice of words and bluntness. Whether her comments are right or not is a matter of debate. However, she isn’t far from truth when stating that several Bollywood celebrities aren’t as prompt at commenting on issues which happen closer home.

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Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Kangana is ridiculously judgemental. She is a negative person & will always spread negativity. Bollywood are a protesting againt racism, that's a good cause and their efforts need to be appreciated.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

She speaks her mind fearlessly and her argument is compelling whether you agree or not. We should look at how we treat dark skinned people, African students or how Bollywood perpetuates the wait stereotypes.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

People who support the government and have support of the government have no need to fear(they have govt power backing them). It is people who go against the power of government who are fearless. What she is doing needs no courage.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Kangana Ranaut Ji is a role model for us all. We admire her so much; not only is she honest, but she also has the courage to speak out on contemporary matters, with the intention to bring social reform. Thanks so much for another incredible interview and this articulate article. We love you Kangana Ji.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

So true, the sadhus were Jain monks who were peaceful people. Yet no outrage. And those assigning Hindi Muslim motives to Kangana should know she did not mention any of that. She is right that we are essentially copy cats who look through our own heirs who are fighting the same causes with more credibility.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Kangana nailed it again proud of you

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Nailed what exactly?

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

It’s sadly true that we follow bandwagons driven by west and the other way round never happens. They don’t care we exist but we copy them. The issues exist n India too but the players are not as fashionable to talk about by hashtag followers.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Stop writing in english then

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Totally agree with kangana spot on and very pertinent

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

she is right, bollywood people are known for selective outrage

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

The same haters are probably the ones that shout at their waiters like they do at Kangana. They don’t belong to India because they lost their mother tongue. It’s easy to blame but when someone is reading it carefully they notice more than others in unique ways that’s why Kangana is a human and haters are just fear dividing like Modi.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

"Probably" that sums it up. All diversion tactics by Kangana PR

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Fully concur with kangana

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Did any bollywood a lister raise a toast for Thimmakka amma who won padma shri last year? Did anyone say we should support her and many like her to protect our dying rivers? But we were waging our tails for greta thunburg. You rock Kangana!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

It is true that we join badwagons led by westerners but the other way around never happens. Also we love killing terrific movements like me too because they didnt suit our narratives and would have caused a lot of harm had they been leveraged effectively.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Love this girl, she speaks her mind and makes sense. But those blinded by jealousy twist her statements, assign motives and try to shut her. Wont work. Her point is very valid. Please see how racism is dealt with in our country - ask african students studying in our colleges, ask people from north east and ask how terrible bollywood is to dark skinned people. Not even going close to the ad industry and the fair n lovely beauties it employs from bollywood.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Kangana is fearless to express her opinion. When people fear such an attitude, they try their best to shut the woman up. They use every trick to twist her statements, to shame and to instigate.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Kangana chamchi is either delusional or diverting attention to Pancholi and Suman. Class tactic of PR

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

people writing nasty comments like this are the same sour men like that suman and pandoli or that scavenger pannu woman whose life is a big flop. they have been trying hard for the past few days. Same comments and same hostility when no one ever talks about them. C-grades fringe elements operating for someone.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Dear Kangana Chamchi, there cant be one rule for Kangana and one for others. Why is she allowed to stop people expressing THEIR legitimate expressions in the first place?

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Exactly chamchi, Kangana is trying to dictate what people express. She CANT do that. Period.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

You sound like a chamchi of someone who is a non-entity. Chamchi, haters, pyscho supporters, bigots, rangoli, PR - use any word but you wont be able to silence people. You cannot dictate what people want to express. Keep assigning motives to people but not everyone is operating out of your mindset.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Dear Chamchi, we dont need you tell us how "fearless" she is.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Love her candidness and she articulates her thoughts well. There is great deal of hypocrisy in Bollywood!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

If people want to protest against racism or climate change or whatever, who are Kangana & her chamchas to poke their noses into that? This woman should really start to mind her own business because her sense of entitlement is getting out of hand now.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

I don't think she is talented because I genuinely have higher standards. She acts in real life too but most people see through that as well - so really she's not that talented. Have you nothing to say except irrelevant things like crumbs, spit etc ? Classic way to divert attention when you can' win an argument!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

It’s her talent and success that annoys you. Otherwise Ranbir, ranveer, ayushman, varun, raj Kumar all went to meet the PM many times. They are successful too but they can give you work you crumb survivor. They can also ask sinha to spit you out of work.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Calling out someone who is clearly entitled & a bigot spewing hate on good causes is clearing an entilement of the people. She should simply shut up and live and let live.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

with her bigotry... people like these should be stood up to.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Because she annoys me.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

By the same token who are you to start getting hyper because she expresses her views?

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Valid point Kangana agree with you. Not scared to make unpopular comments.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

She took the pants of those who get paid for social media liberal antics. Now they calling her names. You can present an alternative opinion but this organized lynching of Kangana views by politically motivated group is so unfair. There is also the usual suspects who jump at every Kangana article and write nonsense. They are getting paid by a lister.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Have Bollywood people ever cared about how African students are treated in our universities and targeted socially as well. Or for that matter people from northeast. Did we give as much importance to any of our hero’s who are fighting climate change or saving rivers or forests or wildlife? What Kangana said is right, we have a slavish attitude for movements of the west.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

And kangana ranaut is nobody to point fingers because she preferred to use her voice to defend buses rather than protesting students in Delhi, was absolutely shut during Delhi riots when minorities and their houses were burnt and supported her sister when she incited violence against Indian minorities and used categorical hate speech. She is the white supremacist equivalent in India, always has been plus she tries to act as a victim which makes her the biggest Karen ever

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Lynchings are also planned and organised via WhatsApp groups- whether they are lynchings of sadhus(for alleged theft) or lynching of minorities for beef possession, get your facts right. Kangana and her sister are bigots for supporting CAA(supporting CAA which a religion based law is bigotry), promoting hate speech and violence against minorities. She has been quiet about these instances in India. She has no right to point fingers at the hypocrisy or silence of others when she is complicit herself.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

The same way the people supporting rights of black people are taking to looting now (some of them), during the anti-CAA protests some had taken to vandalism. There's a limit to how far people should go, in spite of their causes. Kangana comdemned that violence but since she was pro-CAA, she wouldn't support the protestors. Freedom of speech is important but some do hijack and misuse the protests.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

You are wrong and your allegations are biased you bigot! Riots are planned and organized, they fall into a different category. Death of sadhus didn’t lead to riots! Killing of a black person and sadhu is a solo incident not a planned organized thing. You have majorly twisted what Kangana has said to a Hindu-Muslim thing. It’s not! Don’t spread communal hate in her name.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Agree, she has the same sense of entitlement & hate for others, as the racial supremists.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

The killing of the sadhu was a terrible crime and those responsible must be punished, but there is a fundamental difference between his murder and that of George Lloyd's. The Sadhu's murder was not racially or religiously motivated, but the second was. Secondly, George Lloyd's murder was at the hands of the very law enforcement officials whose job it is to protect its citizens equally. Thirdly, there is a repeated pattern of black Americans being killed by White policemen. PV post...

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Yes, racism is nothing new, but it should not be happening with such impunity anymore. If we keep quiet about it and justify it with the lame argument that 'it has always been around' or the lazy argument 'it can't be stopped', what progress have we made as a (human) race?

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

You are right but in the sadhus' case also there were policemen who were either unable or too negligent to do anything, which should be investigated. The BLM movement is important but India also has many issues. There's room to speak up for both.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Racism is not new, it’s being filmed. If you believe that racist atrocities have happened off late you are living in a fool’s paradise. The differences you pointed out are valid but that’s totally off the point Kangana is making.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Waiting for the day when average Americans or Europeans will actually follow our campaigns without pity or biases. Just like we follow everything of theirs.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Yes. How long suffering and martyred you are.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

If people didn't boycott and try to threaten actors lives when they give an opinion about what goes on in the country maybe then they would speak up more. Why do u think most actors have not spoken about the issues going on in the country? Because when they say something that goes against what others think people start to attack them for being anti-national. You have all seen what happens when actors speak up about topics. The Black Lives Matter movement is mainly in America yes, but black people face discrimination in other countries as well. This is a human rights issue. A black man died being suffocated on video by cop who could have cared less while other cops did nothing to stop it. Kangana needs to stop making everything about her. Colorism is a huge issue yes, but it's not the topic on hand right now. The topic right now is getting the other cops involved arrested and helping get black people the rights they have always deserved!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Kangana did not make it about her. Don’t understand how someone could infer that from what she said. Her point is we copy movements of the west. We believe in tokenism. We don’t speak about our issues. We don’t introspect where we stand on racism. Ask African students how they feel in Indian universities. Many paid by tweeters openly support issues - done are flop actors and other stars. This is not about movies being targeted either. PV pl post.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Love the racial awareness tokenism but where are dark skinned people in Bollywood?? Do we see any dark person in ads or in movies? And we don’t discriminate on skin color in the marriage process??

Anonymous 1 month ago

So is Bollywood responsible for the mindset of the people? Was there no obsession for fair skin before bollywood?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Bollywood people hyperventilate about Greta thunberg. Why don’t you support our myriad environmental warriors in India itself? Why don’t you raise awareness for our rivers drying? We fail to acknowledge our own hero’s and for hashtags see what the west is talking about!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Have you seen any movement in India being picked by the west? People in Europe & USA coming out in solidarity if an Indian movement. We ape and jump on bandwagons of social media. And we look through issues which are not buzzing on social media or don’t appeal to hashtag campaigns. Well done Kangana for saying it as it is! And please, she has not for once said anything about Floyd’s killing so chill.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I have so much to say but I'm afraid of the attacks ppl doing in comment section so I'll keep mum.

Anonymous 1 month ago

True, they are seriously twisting her words to meet their agenda. She said nothing about Muslims or doctors. The sadhu bit is about an example that’s about all. We never acknowledge our own environmental warriors. Is anyone saying a word about Sunderbans and tigers after ampham?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Love u Kangana

Anonymous 1 month ago

Well said Kangana

Anonymous 1 month ago

Bollywoodias never uttered à word against alia baaaap Who released book blaming rss for 26/11 just after the attack .in 2008 Who these people are helping.?????

Anonymous 1 month ago

Gosh that headly connection story was creepy

Anonymous 1 month ago

Bollywoodias are full of idiots . They have a colonial hangover Dumbooos like deepika...kareena..sonam endorse creames 1st ...

Anonymous 1 month ago

She is spot on!

Anonymous 1 month ago

How many dark skinned people has Bollywood endorsed? There is huge amount of hypocrisy in Bollywood which Kangana is pointing to.

Anonymous 1 month ago

She is attention seeker lol. She is preparing for political career post Bollywood career. I can guarantee you she will join politics the dayher Bollywood career is exhausted.

Anonymous 1 month ago

She conveniently is a hypocrite, uses the hate speech spread by her sister to advance her career, licks the boots of the current government...always talks about herself as a victim- never talk about her personality issues...no doubt she would make a great politician.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Why won’t she she has great leadership skills, she may just be hugely successful politician as well .... why not ... meanwhile you will still be obsessed with her courage and intellect writing good bad all kind of comments to vent your frustration.... story of your useless little life

Anonymous 1 month ago

The outrage is selective. She makes a valid argument that we in India love to follow movements of the west. We butchered me too movement too. Another thing we do is twist things of west like we did for me too.

Anonymous 1 month ago

She's the true GEM among bollywoodias.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kangana is the only celeb in whole of industry who makes sense. Rest are all hypocrites

Anonymous 1 month ago

Why is Kangana so upset if people want to protest against racism? Just goes to show the sort of person she is.

Anonymous 1 month ago

She is upset enough to discourage people and lecture them. She should mind her own business.

Anonymous 1 month ago

She is not so upset, don’t spin her comments. Nor has she said anything about Muslims.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Who made Kangana the monitor of Bollywood?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Who made you the monitor of me?

Anonymous 1 month ago

I am also expressing my views. There is such a thing as objective truth and twisting truth and saying "expressing my views"

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kangana is always telling people what to do, she should stay within her limits.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Who made you the monitor of Kangana? Practice what you preach and don’t try to organize a lynch fest if someone decides to express her views.

Anonymous 1 month ago

She appointed herself coz she's 3 time blah blah, more blah blah and some more blah blah blah...

Anonymous 1 month ago

There is a great deal of hypocrisy in how Bollywood treats racism in-house and what it pretends.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Very true, Bollywood propagates the worst stereotypes of dark skin!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Where was her outrage when Drs and medical staff were being harassed and ostracized for being in contact with covid patients? when the visuals of the toddler trying to wake up his dead mother were doing rounds? has she said a word of praise for Vikas Khanna, Sonu Sood and many others who are seflessly serving the society in these tough times?

Anonymous 1 month ago

I thought the whole tweet by rangoli was about protecting doctors and medical staff. It was colorfully worded for which her twitter account got deleted but she was saying exactly about protecting our medical community and punishing those who harm them.

Anonymous 1 month ago

No he is not! Stop instigating!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Sonu Sood is her enemy

Anonymous 1 month ago

You can’t deny what she has said - we worry about environmental issues of west and don’t bother our neighborhood issues

Anonymous 1 month ago

Why are you people always us v.s them...if someone wants to raise awareness on climate change you are talking about "our" warriors...this is not a competition. Seriously!

Anonymous 1 month ago

So are we but we don’t talk about our warriors

Anonymous 1 month ago

The west are talking about global warming and climate change, not local issues.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Very true Kangana

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kangana is right and she voices what she feels

Anonymous 1 month ago

This attention seeker started again

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kangana always shows mirror to the pseudo intellectuals of Bollywood.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kangana is brutally honest. If the victims had been from the Muslim community, the whole liberal brigade of Bollwyood would have come on the roads. But for the sadhus they didn't even utter a single word when all have been caught on camera.

Anonymous 1 month ago

But didnt kangana justify the crime when victims were muslims?

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