Kangana Ranaut recently visited Varanasi to seek blessings ahead of the release of her film Dhaakad.
Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta, her co-stars, also accompanied her. Kangana was surrounded by the media after the darshan, and they asked her about the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi Mosque controversy that is currently raging in the country.
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For the unversed, a Varanasi court ordered the sealing of a pond in the Gyanvapi Masjid complex on Monday after lawyers for the Hindu petitioners said a Shivling was discovered there during the court-mandated videography survey. A mosque management committee member, however, refuted the claim, claiming that the object was part of the water fountain mechanism at the ‘wazookhana’ reservoir, where devotees perform ablutions before offering namaz. The mosque is close to Varanasi’s iconic Kashi Vishwanath temple, and a court there is hearing a petition from a group of women seeking permission to pray daily before the idols on its outer walls.
Kangana said about the issue, “There’s Lord Krishna in every particle of Mathura & Lord Ram in every particle of Ayodhya. Similarly, there’s Lord Shiva in every particle of Kashi. He doesn’t need a structure, he resides in every particle.”
Kangana Ranaut frequently shares her thoughts on national and social issues on her Instagram recently defended Mahesh Babu’s remark that Bollywood cannot ‘afford’ him. She said, “He (Babu) was right that Bollywood can’t afford him, this I agree (with). I know for a fact that many filmmakers have approached him.”
“His generation has singlehandedly made Telugu industry the number one film industry in India. Now, Bollywood definitely can’t afford him. I don’t see why this should be made into a huge controversy,” Kangana said. “He (Babu) has only shown a lot of respect towards his industry and we can’t deny that Telugu films have grown in the last 10-15 years… They didn’t get anything on a platter. We only have lots to learn from them,” she said.