A video of Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut fighting British soldiers riding on a dummy horse has left social media users in splits. In the viral video, Kangana is seen sitting on a dummy horse during the shooting of her last film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
In the short video shared by a Twitter user, Kangana is seen dressed as Rani Laxmibai, while being surrounded by British troops. Suddenly someone shouts ‘Camera’s ready. British. Force.’ British troops galloping horses begin to charge towards Kangana, who is seen sitting on a dummy horse.
As actors playing the role of British soldiers charge towards her from all sides, Kangana is seen giving a remarkably original expression of Queen Laxmibai, while sitting on a dummy horse.
— Sailing Cloud (@twinitisha) February 21, 2019
Soon, Kangana began to face incessant trolling on social media with users struggling to stop their laughter. Delhi’s deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia wrote, “Bhakt and lapdog media mustn’t link this to their level of intellect. This is just a recording of a film shooting.”
भक्त और गोदी मीडिया इसे अपनी समझ से जोड़कर न देखें।
यह एक फ़िल्म की शूटिंग की रिकॉर्डिंग मात्र है। https://t.co/Dr2stvt6YF
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) February 22, 2019
He wasn’t alone in trolling Kangana, who’s lately become a poster girl for the Hindutva brigade in India. Here are some other notable reactions;
Define Kangana Ranaut’s brand of Nationalism in 10 seconds? pic.twitter.com/ZjFmDN1iyG
— Akash Banerjee (@akashbanerjee) February 21, 2019
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) February 21, 2019
Kangana Ranaut- marching towards Modi Ji’s office to get Article 370 revoked. Watch till end! pic.twitter.com/EIHfxRsJQq
— Salman Nizami (@SalmanNizami_) February 21, 2019
— Kartik Umraniya (@UmraniyaKartik) February 22, 2019
Soon after the Pulwama terror attack, Kangana had vowed to destroy Pakistan. In a statement, the actor had said, “Pakistan has not only violated our nation’s security they have 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. 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 put on a donkey and slapped by everyone on the streets.”