Bollywood actress Dia Mirza has come out in support of Kangana Ranaut, who was recently abused by Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut in a derogatory comment.
She called out Sanjay Raut for using the word ‘haramkhor’ for Kangana and said that he must “apologise for using such language.”
Expressing her displeasure, Dia took to Twitter and wrote, “Strongly condemn the word ‘haramkhor’ used by @rautsanjay61 . Sir you have every right to express your displeasure for what Kangana has said but you must apologise for using such language.”
Talking about the trend of abusing women on social media and otherwise, Dia further wrote in another tweet, “The last few months have seen an unprecedented rise in name calling and personal abuse. It is something that undermines every effort made to build a safe/equal society for women. Unfortunately many women are also perpetuating this culture. This must stop. Let’s stand together!”
On her part, Kangana reacted to his comment in a tweet and said, “In 2008 Movie Mafia declared me a Psycho, in 2016 they called me a Witch and Stalker in 2020 Maharashtra Minister publicity gave me the title of Haramkhor Ladki, because I said after a murder I feel unsafe in Mumbai, where are INTOLERANCE debate warriors?”
For the unversed, Kangana landed in controversy after she compared Mumbai to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). And while speaking to a news channel, politician Sanjay Raut tagged Kangana as ‘haramkhor ladki’ for her statement.
Earlier in her defence Kangana tweeted, “After a major star has been killed I spoke about drug and movie mafia racket, I don’t trust @MumbaiPolice cos they ignored SSR’s complaints, he told everyone they will kill him yet he was killed, if I feel unsafe,does that mean I hate the industry and Mumbai?”