Kangana Ranaut on Deepika Padukone’s Oscar appearance: Not easy to stand there holding entire nation together
This comes a few years later after Kangana took an indirect dig at Deepika
Kangana Ranaut on Monday took to Twitter to appreciate Deepika Padukone as she introduced the performance of RRR’s song Naatu Naatu at the 95th Academy Awards.
Naatu Naatu won an Oscar in the Best Original Song category. Composed by M.M Keeravaani, the song is crooned by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava.
Calling Deepika “beautiful”, Kangana tweeted, “…Not easy to stand there holding the entire nation together, carrying its image, reputation on those delicate shoulders and speaking so graciously and confidently.” (Sic)
“Deepika stands tall as a testimony to the fact that Indian women are the best,” she added.
How beautiful @deepikapadukone looks, not easy to stand there holding entire nation together, carrying its image, reputation on those delicate shoulders and speaking so graciously and confidently. Deepika stands tall as a testimony to the fact that Indian women are the best https://t.co/KsrADwxrPT— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) March 13, 2023
This comes a few years later after Kangana took an indirect dig at Deepika. In 2020, on World Mental Health Day, Kangana asked her fans to watch her film, Judgemental Hai Kya. She had also tweeted, “The film that we made for Mental Health awareness was dragged to the court by those who run depression ki dukan, after media ban, name of the film was changed just before the release causing marketing complications but it’s a good film, do watch it today.”
Deepika, in 2015, talked about battling depression. She runs the Live Love Laugh Foundation, which aims to help those struggling with their mental health.
Last year, a journalist asked Kangana about her opinion on an influencer shaming Deepika for her ‘hemlines and necklines’ during the Gehraiyaan promotions. Kangana replied, “Look, I am here to defend those who can’t defend themselves. Alright? She can defend herself. She has the privilege, and the platform and I can’t promote her film here. Sit down.”
Apart from Naatu Naatu, Kartiki Gonsalves’s documentary short The Elephant Whisperers also bagged an Oscar. The film is produced by Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment.