Our country has seen several cases of mob lynching at the hands of cow vigilantes over the last two years. Kangana Ranaut opened up on this issue in an interaction with Sadhguru on Wednesday. Kangana said, “You feel conflicted. You want to save the animals but when the lynching happens, you feel heartbroken at what’s going on. You feel this is wrong.”
She also talked about a scene from her upcoming film ’Manikarnika’, where her character (Rani Laxmibai) had to save a calf. Her crew panicked about the scene but the actress did not comment if the scene was changed or not. She added, “I’m working on a martyr’s biopic Manikarnika where there is a scene where my protagonist, Laxmibai, goes and saves a calf. My crew had a discussion, we halted the shoot. They said ‘we can’t save a calf’ because we don’t want to look like cow savers.”
Kangana added that the immense passion in people regarding the protection of cows motivated her to work for their welfare as well. But when she heard stories about people being killed in the name of cows, she felt ’like an idiot.’
“When such a prejudice thrives, as a person you feel very protective of who you are and what your values are, and you want to save all animals and you definitely want to save the cows because the prejudice is really agonizing. But (then) lynching for cows takes place and you look like an idiot,” Kangana quipped.