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Kangana Ranaut calls out Bollywood’s silence on airport slapping incident

Ranaut took to her Instagram to discuss this issue
Kangana Ranaut. India Today
Kangana Ranaut. India Today

Bollywood actress and politician Kangana Ranaut has criticized the Bollywood film industry for not speaking out about the incident where someone slapped someone else at an airport.

Ranaut took to her Instagram writing: “Dear film industry, you all are either celebrating or are totally mum on the airport attack on me remember if tomorrow if you walking disarmingly on some street of your country or anywhere else in the world and some Israeli / Palestinian hits you or your children just because you tried to bring eyes to Rafah or stood up for Israeli hostage… then you will see I will be fighting for your rights of free speech, if someday you wonder why I am where I am remember you are not me (sic).”

However, Ranaut later deleted the post in which she made these criticisms.

Ranaut strongly criticized the Bollywood film industry for not commenting on an incident where she was allegedly slapped by a CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) officer during a security check at the Chandigarh airport as she was leaving for New Delhi on June 6.

The actress called out Bollywood’s silence on this matter, but later deleted the Instagram story in which she had made these criticisms.

Ranaut claimed that as she was heading to the boarding area after going through security, a CISF officer named Kulwinder Kaur allegedly got into an argument with her and then slapped her in the frisking area.

Sources suggest that Kangana’s earlier controversial remarks about women in Punjab during the farmers’ protests may have provoked the alleged slapping incident.

Following Ranaut’s allegations, the CISF immediately suspended officer Kulwinder Kaur, and an FIR (First Information Report) was filed against her.

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A probe panel has also been established to investigate Kangana’s claims about being slapped.

Later, Kangana Ranaut posted a video message on social media. She said, “I am safe, I am perfectly fine. The slapping incident that happened at Chandigarh Airport occurred during the security check. When I completed the security check and was waiting to pass the woman security officer, she came towards me, hit me, and started abusing me. When I asked why she did it, she said she supported the farmers. I am safe, but my concern is how to handle this shocking rise in terror and violence in Punjab.”

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