Kangana Ranaut lashes out at Pakistan after Pulwama attack

Published: February 16, 2019


After veteran Bollywood actor Shabana Azmi and lyricist Javed Akhtar cancelled their visit to Karachi in the wake of the Pulwama attacks, many other Indian celebs have come out to condemn cultural exchange between the neighbouring countries.

However, brash as always, Kangana Ranaut took it a step further. In an interview with Pinkvilla, Ranaut criticised Azmi and called her the reason for the artistic relationship between India and Pakistan.



“Pakistan has not only violated our nation’s security but it has also attacked our dignity by openly threatening and humiliating us. We need to take decisive actions or else our silence will be misunderstood for our cowardice,” she said. “Bharat is bleeding today. The killing of our sons is like a dagger in our gut. Anyone who lectures about non-violence and peace at this time should be painted black or put on a donkey and slapped by everyone on the streets.”

Kangana is known for her acting prowess and gutsy plain speak. PHOTO: FILE

Kangana is known for her acting prowess and gutsy plain speak. PHOTO: FILE

Talking about Azmi’s decision to opt out of the event in Karachi, Ranaut said, “People like Shabana Azmi calling for a halt on cultural exchange…they are the ones who promote Bharat Tere Tukre Honge gangs. Why did they organise an event in Karachi in the first place when Pakistani artistes have been banned after Uri attacks? And now they are trying to save face?”

According to Ranaut, the Hindi film industry is full of “anti-nationals who boost the enemies’ morals in many ways.” She added, “But right now is the time to focus on decisive actions. Pakistan’s ban is not the focus, Pakistan destruction is.”

Azmi later responded to Ranaut’s claims saying, “You really think, at a time like this, a personal attack on me can be of any significance when the entire country stands as one in our grief and in condemning this dastardly Pulwama attack? May God bless her [Ranaut].”

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  • Pakistani
    Feb 16, 2019 - 4:41PM

    I would highly recommend her to get some education and study Political Science.Recommend

  • Shahbaz Asif Tahir
    Feb 16, 2019 - 5:36PM

    You need serious help and fast. Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Feb 16, 2019 - 5:46PM

    This is planned by indian government to win electionRecommend

  • concerned citizen
    Feb 16, 2019 - 7:01PM

    People like her are the reason why such stuff happens; the hate-mongering needs to stop as it would only lead to more problems than solutions. Joining heads together, putting ego, nationalism, whatever aside is when we can actually do something productive about such stuff.Recommend

  • Sara
    Feb 16, 2019 - 7:54PM

    It’s unfortunate that Shabana Azmi has opted to side with the Indian media propaganda on this particular issue. The Pulwama attack was conducted by a young Kashmiri militant, Dar, who was radicalized by the mis-treatment at the hands of the Indian army in Gundibagh, Kashmir. Dar spoke of the plight of “Indian and Kashmiri Muslims” in the Indian state, asserting that “your oppression fuels our jihad”. Educated, liberal minded Indians must focus on the plight of young Kashmiris rather than turning this issue into India-Pakistan politics. Recommend

  • Muddassar Jahangir
    Feb 16, 2019 - 9:34PM

    Pakistan should ban her film that is in the cinemas right now. Recommend

  • Dar
    Feb 17, 2019 - 7:27AM

    A failure in Bollywood. Why are you wasting space by publishing such stories Tribune? This is supposed to be a newspaper not some cheap magazine.Recommend

  • iRonMan!
    Feb 17, 2019 - 10:11AM

    she seeks future in politics..surely!Recommend

  • Raheel
    Feb 17, 2019 - 10:40AM

    Excellent comment.Recommend

  • A Sheikh
    Feb 17, 2019 - 12:34PM

    Dear Editor. Kangana is not an important person to feature in our news especially for this kind of news on what she said. We do not care. Why are we giving her importance. Please focus on more research based newsRecommend

  • iftikhar Ali
    Feb 17, 2019 - 6:39PM

    @Muddassar Jahangir:
    In my experience Pakistanis have been much more accommodating to Indians. It’s time to stop being apologetic and tell the world things will not become better out of blue. Initiatives such as amicable resolution of Kashmir dispute have to be to have a long lasting peace.Recommend

  • JM
    Feb 17, 2019 - 7:04PM

    You are a fake plastic surgery woman.
    Go find the real facts first. Shows how illiterate you are!Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Feb 17, 2019 - 8:18PM

    I fully admire and appreciate the likes of Shabana Azmi who are trying to brige the gap between two countries. we need more like her . Please dont show your wrath on artists or sports persons . Recommend

  • Farwa Naqvi
    Feb 17, 2019 - 9:34PM

    Did all of them get mad and how can a whole nation be so illogical?

    Without even any investigations or any proof all the blame on Pakistan?Recommend

  • Zoe khan
    Mar 7, 2019 - 7:01PM

    Oh thts her true colors.. if she doesnot want peace should be a terorist not a actress… i wonder if she s ever been to school .. ill mannerd.. Recommend

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