Diljit Dosanjh & Kangana Ranaut scrap on Twitter over farmers' protest
The spat began when Ranaut misidentified a Shaheen Bagh activist in her tweet.
By ET Online | Updated:
'Panga' actress Kangana Ranaut found herself in the eye of yet-another storm this week over a tweet which seemed to have hit a wrong note with the netizens. And this time she was critiqued on Twitter by singer Diljit Dosanjh who has been actively supporting the farmers' protests in the national capital. The 36-year-old Punjabi singer slammed Ranaut for her tweet, in which, she had wrongly identified an elderly Sikh woman as Shaheen Bagh activist Bilkis Bano.
Dosanjh, the voice behind multiple chartbusters including 'Laal Ghaghra' and 'Ikk Kudi', shared a 2-minute-long
BBC India video in which Mahinder Kaur, whom Ranaut had wrongly identified as Bano, is seen sharing her views on the contentious farm bills that have triggered the ongoing protests.
Dosanjh, in his tweet written in Punjabi, urged the National award-winning actress to not be swayed by biases and watch the video he posted for confirming Kaur's identity.
Respected MAHINDER KAUR JI Ah Sunn La Ni With Proof @KanganaTeam Banda Ena V Ni Anna Hona Chaida..Kush v Bo… https://t.co/fkVphSXVvW
Ranaut hit back at Dosanjh with a tweet implying that the singer was a part of the Karan Johar clique. She also tried to defend her earlier tweets by saying that 'Shaheen Bagh dadi' Bilkis Bano was indeed seen protesting for farmer's rights as well, and that she herself didn't know Mahinder Kaur.
Ooo Karan johar ke paltu, jo dadi Saheen Baag mein apni citizenship keliye protest kar rahi thi wohi Bilkis Bano da… https://t.co/6uBiHDSsvq
Dosanjh was quick to retort, questioning her about her loyalties while signing films and other projects in B-town. He also slammed her stating that they were not Bollywood folks but people from Punjab who would give a befitting reply to her dramatic efforts.
Tuneh Jitne Logon Ke Saath Film Ki Tu Un Sab Ki Paaltu Hai...? Fer To List Lambi Ho Jaegi Maalko Ki..? Eh Bollyw… https://t.co/wgOZAwzIBU
An Internet troll responded to Dosanjh's tweet saying that he shouldn't criticise Ranaut as she is a popular artiste.
"Veere tere punjabi gaane chalde aa eda matlab aa nai k tu kujj vi ava tava boli jaae. Bolan toh pailaan maadi jai tameez sikh le vadiya rauga. Kangana nu gaalan kaddan naal tenu vaadu Bollywood diyan filman nai milan laggiyan. Jenna tu aa onna hi reh. (Brother your Punjabi songs are popular that doesn't mean you can say anything. Please learn some manners before you speak. Criticising Kangana won't get you more films in Bollywood)."
Responding to the tweet, Dosanjh said, "
Filma Asi Aap Produce Kar lene an Madam .. Kisey ton Leyn di Lodd Ni.. Apni madam Nu Samjha Tameez Naal Bole Sadian Maavan Nu (We can produce our own films, we don't need anyone. Please ask your madam to speak to our mothers with respect)."
Filma Asi Aap Produce Kar lene an Madam .. Kisey ton Leyn di Lodd Ni.. Apni madam Nu Samjha Tameez Naal Bole Sadi… https://t.co/A6NZRKaXDW
In the interview by the BBC, Kaur and her other friends at the protest said that Ranaut should come and work in the fields for a day to know what farmers have to do. “We will give her Rs 100 in the evening,” said a woman in the video.
Ranaut has been slapped with a legal notice as well. Advocate Harkam Singh, in the legal notice dated November 30, suggested that the actress should have authenticated information before posting it on social media and demanded an apology over her tweets, in which she allegedly misidentified Kaur.
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