Actors Diljit Dosanjh and Kangana Ranaut had been embroiled in a bitter disagreement over the farmers’ protest on Thursday, a Twitter spat that started with Shaheen Bagh protester Bilkis Bano however quickly spilled over to call calling, Punjabi identification, the Delhi riots and even some muscle flexing over the mom determine.
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The two, one a celeb singer-actor from Punjab and the opposite a Bollywood star identified for her combative feedback, started bickering on the social media platform on Wednesday night and continued until properly into Thursday.
Earlier this week, Ranaut misidentified a girl farmer from Punjab as Bilkis Bano, the octogenarian who made worldwide headlines throughout the anti-CAA protests earlier this yr in the Delhi neighbourhood of Shaheen Bagh. She shared a tweet alleging that the ‘Shaheen Bagh dadi’ additionally joined the farmers’ agitation over the brand new agri legal guidelines at numerous border factors of the nationwide capital.
She retweeted the put up with footage of two aged girls, together with Bilkis Bano, and wrote that the “same Dadi” who featured in Time Magazine was “available in 100 rupees”.
When Twitter customers identified that each the ladies had been completely different, Ranaut reportedly deleted her tweet.
The floodgates opened after that.
Dosanjh shared a BBC interview of the lady who Ranaut had wrongly recognized as Bilkis Bano and tweeted on Wednesday that her identify is Mahinder Kaur.
“Listen to this with proof, Kangana. One shouldn’t be so blind… You are saying just about anything,” the actor, who hails from Dosanjh Kalan village close to Jalandhar, Punjab, stated in Romanised Punjabi.
As the protest by farmers, largely from Punjab and Haryana, gathered momentum, he discovered assist from fellow Punjabi star singers Ranjit Bawa and Himanshi Khurana.
In the vitriolic alternate that adopted, Ranaut known as Dosanjh filmmaker Karan Johar’s “pet”, a bootlicker and requested if he wasn’t ashamed of defending any person who instigated the Delhi riots earlier this yr. She additionally stated her feedback had been directed in direction of Bilkis Bano and never Mahinder Kaur, somebody she stated she didn’t even know.
Dosanjh, a well-liked identify in Punjabi movies who shot to nationwide fame with the 2016 Hindi film Udta Punjab, in flip requested if she was a sycophant of everybody she has labored with. “Then the list will be long,” he stated.
“These people aren’t from Bollywood, they are from Punjab. You know how to lie and instigate people by playing with their emotions,” he added.
Asserting his Punjabi identification, Dosanjh stated Ranaut, whilst a girl, doesn’t have the manners to speak to somebody’s mom or sister.“Our mothers are god for us. You have stirred up a hornet’s nest. Google the Punjabi,” he stated.
“Every word you say is like that, what do you want? They are like God for us. Did nobody teach you any etiquette of speaking? Punjabis will teach you how to speak to those who are elder to you,” he added.
And so it went on.
Responding to a tweet by Congress MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu, who has requested Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to provoke FIRs in opposition to Dosanjh and singer Jazzy B amongst others for being ‘Khalistani elements’ hijacking the agitation, Ranaut stated he was revealing the reality about “terrorists”.
“Sycophant and terrorists want to divide this country. They are dragging dadi without any reason to set their agenda. Shame on tukde gang…” she stated.
In response, Dosanjh stated it was she who stood to realize one thing right here and everybody knew she was going to affix politics.
When Ranaut known as Punjab “the heart of the country” which wanted to be rid of “terrorists”, Dosanjh stated India was not hers alone. He additionally accused Ranaut of making an attempt to derail a peaceable protest.
Fellow singer Ranjit Bawa waded in together with his view and stated, “We all love him. Sardars aren’t anyone’s slaves. We have come up on our own.”
Khurana, who featured on the final season of Bigg Boss, additionally replied to a tweet of Dosanjh and wrote that Ranaut had blocked each her and Bawa for calling her out.
“She blocked me, Ranjit Bawa but didn’t block you Diljit… Because she wanted to pass that comment about Karan to you. Opportunist…” she wrote.
Thousands of farmers have gathered at Delhi’s gateways to demand a repeal of the Centre’s three new farm legal guidelines. The protesting farmers are anxious the brand new legal guidelines will eradicate the protection cushion of a Minimum Support Price (MSP) and procurement system, whereas rendering ineffective the mandi system that ensures earnings for numerous stakeholders in the farm sector.
The authorities has been in talks with farmer leaders to resolve the difficulty.