Defiant Kangana Ranaut sticks to her guns after being criticised for pro-majoritarian and anti-liberal remarks in a discussion with the Isha Foundation leader Sadhguru last week
No stranger to controversies, Kangana Ranaut found herself in the midst of yet another debate, courtesy her discussion with the Isha Foundation leader Sadhguru last week. In a conversation that has gone viral since, the actor was accused by many of justifying lynching and slamming liberals. "I stand by everything we spoke about," Ranaut tells mid-day, defending her stance on the discourse. "Spirituality is the need of the hour. The idea was to have a discussion on relevant issues. People are malnourished in this country, they have no access to education; their basic needs are not met. I think the so-called liberals are indulgent with an entitled world view."
Though a segment of the conversation had Ranaut saying that she was "heartbroken" at the lynchings, she also agreed with Sadhguru when he insinuated that those who debate over the violence "have not seen India" and "are living in cities and endlessly talking about these things". Ask her if it was an attempt to normalise cow vigilantism, and she retorts, "We didn't normalise lynching at any point. If a certain religion worships cows, you can't slaughter cows. I am vegan and I can't see raw meat. I can't be shamed for my choices. If it's a sentimental thing, why instigate people?"
Kangana Ranaut with Sadhguru. Pics/PTI