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Protesting farmers stop Kangana Ranaut’s vehicle in Punjab, seek apology for her remark

Actress Kangana Ranaut, who enjoys Y-category security, was on her way to Chandigarh airport from her native place in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.

Written by Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Jalandhar |
Updated: December 4, 2021 5:28:19 am
It is learnt that the protesters, who were from nearby villages, surrounded her vehicle for at least 30 to 35 minutes.

Protesting farmers, including women, in Punjab’s Ropar district stopped the vehicle of Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut on Friday demanding an apology for her alleged remarks on the farmers who have protesting against the central agri laws last year. In a video message on her Instagram account, the actor alleged she was “attacked” by a mob, who “abused” and “threatened to kill her”.

The actor, who enjoys Y-category security, was on her way to Chandigarh airport from her native place in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. Police said when her car reached the Bunga Sahib gurdwara near Kiratpur Sahib in Rupnagar around 3.20 pm, a group of men and women carrying flags of a farmer outfit, did not allow the car to move forward.

It is learnt that the protesters, who were from nearby villages, surrounded her vehicle for at least 30 to 35 minutes. The protesters said they had been waiting for her for the past three days as they had information that she will pass through the area.

Heavy police force from Rupnagar reached the spot. Ranaut also spoke to some protesting women, said police. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ropar, Viveksheel Soni, said the protesters allowed the vehicle to move away after cops rushed to the spot and intervened to sort out the issue.
The actor, while sitting in her car, made a video of the incident.

In a video shared by Kangana, she was seen saying that a mob had surrounded her vehicle and despite the presence of a large police force, they were not allowing her to move ahead. “They are calling themselves farmers. They are attacking me, abusing me and threatening to kill me…In this country, this kind of mob lynching is happening openly. If I would not be having security with me, what situation would be there, what would happen? The situation here is unbelievable,” she said.

“There is so much police presence, still my car is not being allowed to go. Am I a politician? Do I run a party? what is this behaviour…Several people are doing politics in my name and today’s episode is the result of that,” she added.

The actor while sitting in her car also spoke to some women protesters and compared one of them to her mother. “I studied in Punjab. You are like my mother,” she could be heard saying this to a protester.
Another video released by the actor showed several protesters carrying flags approaching her vehicle, after which she held their hands. The women then asked her to apologise for her remarks.

Kangana had earlier tweeted a photo of an aged woman farmer, terming her a “woman available at Rs 100” for protests.

In the video, Kangana was heard saying that her remark was not against the woman farmer, but against the protesters at Shaheen Bagh, but the women protesters refused to believe her. One of the women even warned her that she must think before saying anything about the farmers’ protest.

Another woman protester told Kangana that she was just like their children and asked her to step out of the car and click a photo with them, but the actor’s guards did not allow her to do so.

A woman protester claimed that Ranaut regretted her comments though there was no confirmation from the actor’s side.

Later, Kangana thanked the Punjab Police for getting her out of the situation. It is learnt that farmers were also waiting for her at the Toll Plaza near Ropar, but the police diverted the actor’s car to Chandigarh via Morinda.

Earlier, the actor was accused of comparing protesting farmers with “Khalistani terrorists”. In the past, FIRs have also been registered against her over her remarks.

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