NEW DELHI: Outspoken Kangana Ranaut has joined the list of actors voicing their opinion on the nationwide protest on the Citizenship Amendment Act. However, her comment invited several criticisms and the Queen actress gets slammed by people including Delhi's Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.
Speaking about the protests during the trailer launch of her upcoming movie Panga, Kangana stood against violence in the name of democracy. She said, "It’s not correct for the people to instigate violence in the name of democracy. We are still hung on to the pre-Independence era. During that time, going on strikes against the people, who had captured us, not paying taxes, all of this was really cool. But today, because of democracy, your leaders have come from within you, not from Italy or Japan."
The actress further slammed people for destroying public properties and said, "In our population, only three to four percent people pay taxes. Rest of them are actually dependent on them. So, who gives you the right to burn buses, trains, create ruckus in the country. One bus costs a lot. It’s not a small amount. And the condition of this country is such that there are so many, who are dying of malnutrition."
Her comment seems to not go down well with the netizens. People mocked the Panga actress for her "lack of knowledge" that only three to four percent pay taxes. Delhi's Deputy CM Manish Sisodia also tweeted his reply to the actor where he said that all the citizens pay indirect taxes. He wrote in a series of tweets saying, "Even daily laborers pay indirect taxes when he buys something cheap like salt. They even pay taxes when they went to watch movies and are responsible for the income of actors."
हिंसा और पब्लिक प्रोपर्टी को नुक़सान पहुँचाना तो हर हाल में ग़लत है, यह इंसानियत और क़ानून दोनो के ख़िलाफ़ है. ..— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) December 24, 2019
पर यह देश सिर्फ़ 3% लोगों के टैक्स पर dependent नहीं है. एक सामान्य नौकरीपेशा, यहाँ तक कि एक दिहाड़ी मज़दूर से लेकर अरबपति तक, देश में हर आदमी टैक्स देता है. 1/3 https://t.co/nCHv3tnX4e
एक दिहाड़ी मज़दूर भी जब बाज़ार से माचिस या नमक का पैकेट ख़रीदकर लाता है तो टैक्ससहित क़ीमत देकर आता है. चंद अरबपतियों से मिलने वाला इनकम टैक्स ही केवल टैक्स नहीं होता है.— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) December 24, 2019
और हाँ! एक सामान्य दिहाड़ी मज़दूर भी...जब सिनेमा देखने जाता है तो ...फ़िल्मी सितारों की करोड़ों की कमाई में योगदान भी देता है और इस देश के लिए टैक्स भी देता है. अब सोचिए कौन किस पर dependent है?— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) December 24, 2019
The others also voiced their opinions on Kangana's views on the current situation of the country. Read their tweets below:
Kangana: "When you protest, the first thing that's imp is that you don't turn violent."— Kajol Srinivasan (@LOLrakshak) December 24, 2019
Also Kangana: "anyone who lectures about non-violence and peace at this time should be painted black, put on a donkey and slapped by everyone on the streets."
Firstly not smart to ask Kangana ji on tax collections - she is woefully ill informed. All the people pay indirect taxes and for Aam Aadmi it is a huge part of his income.— Dr Ajoy Kumar (@drajoykumar) December 24, 2019
Secondly - her views have always been divisive. If only she would read Dr Ambedkar , Gandhiji https://t.co/sor78rK2Uu
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt."— "FCUK FASCISM" 🦁 Lion (@Loquacious_Lion) December 24, 2019
No one told Kangana this growing up. https://t.co/87BnxmrJ3F
If Kangana can't talk of buses because she doesn't use them, other Bollywood celebs should STFU about Metro and Arrey forest. They don't use the metro either. pic.twitter.com/bc912HAHKT— כאוטי 🇮🇳 (@MoiSherni) December 24, 2019
On the work front, Kangana will be next seen in Panga whose trailer was released recently and received much appreciation. The movie will be releasing on 24th January 2020.