In a recent interview at a summit, the Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, well known for her role in ‘Queen’, expressed her nationalistic sentiments. The actress also talked on the ban imposed by Indian government on Pakistani artists. The actress seemed to support the country’s ‘wise’ decision. The actress said, “Artistic realm is different from physical realm. When you are talking about physical boundaries and you are talking about borders, why be esoteric? You should know about a place where people are losing lives”.
Kangna further explained her point of view concerning the ban. She explained: “At the time of ban on Pakistani artists, the country is vulnerable where people are struggling and trying to cope with emotions. This is not going to work. Above everything, you are Indians as well, and when you are talking about boundaries, you can’t go into an esoteric world and say ‘I am an artist’,” Kangana added. “As a youth, I want to see growth in my life. I have come to this conclusion that if India does not grow then I won’t grow. I am an Indian and born an Indian. I have no other identity.”
“I said in some interview that I am a nationalist. People said ‘oh you are that type of a person’. I was like ‘what do you mean by that kind?’ I personally feel that there is a confusion between these words”, she added. Further criticising those who complain about lack of infrastructure and cleanliness in the country, Kangana said they should try and do something about it.
“I meet people and it has become a cool thing to say bad things about your country. I hear the youths always complaining and whining that ‘the country does not have infrastructure and it is so dirty’… This attitude is not okay. If the country is dirty, then are you the guests? Why don’t you clean it?” Kangna said.