Kangana Ranaut gives her take on the Indian ban on Pakistani artists

05:55 PM | 19 Mar, 2018
Kangana Ranaut gives her take on the Indian ban on Pakistani artists
Speaking at the News18 Rising India Summit, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has recently revealed a different side to her. Revealing her nationalist side, Kangana feels that her nation's progress is linked to her own. She further talked about the Indian ban on Pakistani artists and had this to say, “Artistic realm is different from physical realm. When you are talking about physical boundaries and you are talking about borders, why be esoteric. You should know about a place where people are losing lives."

Kangana is of the viewpoint that saying artists are above political conditions is not going to work and those who oppose the ban should remember that they are Indians first.


“At the time of ban on Pakistani artists, the country is vulnerable where people are struggling and trying to cope with emotions. The common sentiment is ‘Humko kya Lena dena, hum toh artist hai’. This is not going to work. Above everything, you are Indians as well, and when you are talking about boundaries, you can’t go into an esoteric world and say ‘I am an artist’,” she added.

The actress of Queen fame also added that she does not believe in religion and her only identity is that of an Indian. She said, “As a youth, I want to see growth in my life. I have come to this conclusion that if India does not grow then I won’t grow. I am an Indian and born an Indian. I have no other identity."

Also talking about how people perceive the term 'Nationalist' she said, “I said in some interview that I am a nationalist. People said ‘oh you are that type of a person’. I was like ‘what do you mean by that kind?’ I personally feel that there is a confusion between these words."

"Before all of this, I hadn’t even heard of the term nationalism. The good thing is that at least the word has got out. That there is a word like nationalism. You can have a choice whether you want to believe in it or not."