BOLLYWOOD actor Kangana Ranaut has lashed out against Indian celebrities for jumping on the #BlackLivesMatter band-wagon while turning a blind eye towards injustices taking place in their own country.

In a recent interview with Pinkvilla, the Queen star gave the example of celebrities keeping mum about the Sadhu lynching that happened a few weeks ago.

''The Sadhu lynching happened a couple of weeks ago but still, no one said a word. It happened in Maharashtra, where most of these celebrities reside,'' she said.

Adding on, Ranaut pointed out that just like the term ''Bollywood,'' the people part of the industry try mould themselves in accordance with Hollywood.

''Bollywood'' anyway is a derived name from Hollywood. It is a shame they [Bollywood celebrities] continue to live in a bubble and never fail to jump on the bandwagon, which can give them two minutes of fame. But white people drive the bandwagon. Perhaps, it is because of their pre-independence, colonial slavery genes.

Furthermore, the outspoken star highlighted that public figures would celebrate Western heroes such as Greta Thunberg while ignoring those in India that have been fighting for the environment for a long while.

''Even for environmental issues, you see them fight for a white teenage kid but not so many incredible elderly women and even children.

They are doing exceptionally well in India on environmental matters without any help or support. Some of them were honoured with the Padma Shri award,'' Ranaut added.

"I was amazed to see their stories but they never got the same acknowledgement from the industry. Perhaps, sadhu or tribal people aren't fancy enough for the Bollywood crowd or their followers.

The World Students Society thanks the News Desk, The Express Tribune.


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