Kangana Ranaut, through her team’s Twitter handle, has requested the Indian government to take Karan Johar’s Padma Shri back.
The actor accused Johar of intimidating her on an international platform, conspiring against Sushant Singh Rajput and attempting to destroy his career and making an ‘anti-national’ film against the armed forces.
“I request government of India to take KJO’s PadmaShri back,he openly intimidated me and asked me to leave the industry on an international platform, conspired to sabotage Sushanth’s career, he supported Pakistan during Uri battle and now antinational film against our Army,” the tweet read.
Kangana and Karan Johar have been engaged in a long-running feud, which started with her calling the director ‘the flag-bearer of nepotism’ on his show, Koffee With Karan.
The debate was reignited in the aftermath of Sushant’s death as Kangana claimed that the actor was ‘ostracised’ by the Bollywood privilege club.
Tuesday’s tweet quoted another tweet on former Indian Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena’s coursemate, Flight Lieutenant (retd) Sreevidya Rajan, saying that the makers of Gunjan Saxena:
The Kargil Girl ‘twisted’ facts. The film has been produced by Karan’s banner Dharma Productions and came out on Netflix last week.
When Kangana alleged that she was ‘openly intimidated’ by Karan, she was talking about his comments at the London School of Economics in March 2017, shortly after she called him the ‘flag-bearer of nepotism’ and ‘movie mafia’.
He had said that she should quit the film industry if she felt so wronged by it: “You cannot be this victim at every given point of time who has a sad story to tell about how you have been terrorized by the bad world of the industry, leave it.”