Punjab: Actor Kangana Ranaut’s car was stopped in Punjab’s Kiratpur Sahib town on Friday by protestors, who were demanding apology from her for her statement against farmers agitating against the farm laws, news agency PTI reported.
Ranaut was returning from Himachal Pradesh when the incident took place.
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that the farm laws would be repealed, Ranaut had said on November 20 that “Khalistani terrorists were arm twisting the government”. In her Instagram post, Ranaut had also lauded former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying that she had “crushed Khalistanis like mosquitoes”.
The Mumbai Police had booked the actor for her comments under Section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings) of the Indian Penal Code.
On Friday, Ranaut was passing through the area with her security detail when her car was stopped by protesters waving flags and shouting slogans.
“They are calling themselves farmers and attacking me, using obscene language and threatening to kill me,” she alleged. “Mob lynching is taking place openly in our country.”
Describing the situation as “unbelievable”, she wondered what would have happened to her if there was no security with her.
“There are some many police [personnel] but my car is not being allowed to leave,” she said. “Am I a politician?”
Ranaut added: “A lot of people are playing politics in my name and this situation is a result of it. If the police wouldn’t have been here then they would be lynching openly. Shame on these people!”