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Congress leader Supriya Shrinate's Instagram post on Kangana Ranaut sparks row
Kangana Ranaut
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Congress leader Supriya Shrinate's Instagram post on Kangana Ranaut sparks row

| @indiablooms | 26 Mar 2024, 12:59 pm

Congress leader Supriya Shrinate's Instagram post on actress-turned-politician Kangana Ranaut has sparked a massive row just weeks ahead of the beginning of the Lok Sabha elections.

Shrinate posted a picture of Kangana with a caption which triggered a massive row.

Hitting back at the Congress spokesperson, Kangana, who has secured a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi, posted a screenshot of the post on her X handle.

In the X post, Kangana called out Shrinate and highlighted how she portrayed all kinds of women on screen in a career spanning 20 years.

She wrote, "Dear Supriya ji In the last 20 years of my career as an artist I have played all kinds of women. From a naive girl in Queen to a seductive spy in Dhaakad, from a goddess in Manikarnika to a demon in Chandramukhi, from a prostitute in Rajjo to a revolutionary leader in Thalaivii.

"We must free our daughters from the shackles of prejudices, we must rise above the curiosity about their body parts and above all we must refrain from using sex workers challenging lives or circumstances as some kind of abuse or slur… every woman deserves her dignity…"

In another post, Kangana wrote, "If a young man gets ticket his ideology is attacked if a young woman gets ticket her sexuality is attacked. Strange !!

"Also congress people are sexualising a small town’s name. Mandi is being used in sexual context every where, just because it has a young woman candidate, shame on congress people for displaying sexist tendencies."

Facing flak, Shrinate posted a video message claiming someone had posted from her Instagram profile without her knowledge.

She wrote on X, "Many people have access to my Facebook and Instagram accounts. One of these people had posted a very disgusting and objectionable post today. As soon as I came to know about this, I removed that post. Anyone who knows me knows very well that I don't make personal remarks about any woman.

"It has come to my knowledge that this post was earlier running on a parody account (@Supriyaparody). Someone picked up this post from here and posted it on my account. I am trying to identify the person who did this. Also, the parody account created by misusing my name has also been reported in X."

NCW demands action

National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma has sent a letter to the Election Commission of India (ECI) "demanding an immediate and strict action".

NCW posted on X, "National Commission for Women is appalled by the disgraceful conduct of Ms. Supriya Shrinate and Mr. H.S. Ahir, who made lewd and derogatory remarks about @KanganaTeam on social media.

"Such behavior is intolerable and goes against the dignity of women. @sharmarekha has sent a letter to the Election commissioner of India demanding an immediate and strict action against them. Let's uphold respect and dignity for all women. #RespectWomen."


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