Noted actor Kangana Ranaut has questioned the silence of Bollywood celebrities over the dastardly lynching of Sadhus in Palghar as they have come out in support of the #BlackLivesMatter campaign which has kicked off following the death of African-American George Floyd.
While exclusively talking to Pinkvilla Ranaut said, “The Sadhu lynching happened a couple of weeks ago; still no one said a word. It happened in Maharashtra where most of these celebrities reside…Bollywood anyway is a derived name from Hollywood.”
She added that Bollywood celebrities continue to live in a bubble and jump on a bandwagon (provided it is driven by white people) which can get them two minutes of fame.
“Perhaps, it is because of their pre-independence colonial slavery genes”, said Ranaut.
She also gave the example of Bollywood’s outpouring of support for controversial climate activist Greta Thunberg while many Indians continue to do exceptional work in preserving the environment.
“I was amazed to see their stories, but they never get the same acknowledgement from the industry. Perhaps, sadhus or tribal people aren’t fancy enough for the Bollywood crowd or their followers”, Ranaut said.
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