Prakash Raj has taken a jibe at Kangana Ranaut for her frequent references to Rani Lakshmi Bhai. The versatile actor took to his social media accounts to take potshots on the actress.
Kangana and her references
To put it into perspective, Kangana frequently takes references from Rani Lakshmi Bhai, a role she pulled off in the movie Manikartika. She has also revealed that several of her nationalist learnings happened while this movie was on sets.
In the past, she had once said: “All chaploos who are showing their love for Maharashtra must know I am the first Actor/ Director in the history of Hindi Cinema to bring Maratha Pride Shiva Ji Maharaj and Rani LaxmiBai to the big screen and I faced huge opposition during the release from the same people.”
Today liberals are giving @KanganaTeam gyaan about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and nationalism. They are the same ones that called her a bigot for doing Manikarnika. She doesn't have to prove her love for the nation to anyonepic.twitter.com/OrZXWPkJ0d
— Navi (@NaviKRStan) September 3, 2020
Prakash Raj takes a dig at Kangana
In his tweet, Prakash Raj posted a picture that was a collage of actors who had played historical roles or biopics. The text in the picture said: “If one film makes Kangana think that she is ‘Rani Laxmi Bai’ then Deepika is Padmavati, Hrithik is Akbar, Shah Rukh is Ashoka, Ajay is Bhagat Singh, Aamir is Mangal Pandey and Vivek is Modi ji.” He also left the post with his #justasking hashtag.
— Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) September 12, 2020
A few users were offended with the post. They were of the opinion that Kangana is going through a hard time, and it is not a wise time to crack a joke at her. A few also called for taking the post down.