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Actor Vikram Gokhale Backs Kangana Ranaut On 1947 Freedom Being ‘Bheek’

Gokhale’s remarks triggered controversy with Congress criticising him for his remarks. “India will always be diverse and cannot be of one colour,” said Congress spokesperson Atul Londhe.

Gokhale came out in support of Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s controversial remarks about India “achieving freedom only in 2014 when Narendra Modi became prime minister”, while “1947 was “bheek” (alms)”.

Gokhale, while speaking on Sunday at a function in Pune, said, “I agree with Ranaut’s statement. We were given freedom. Many people were just mute spectators when freedom fighters were hanged (during the British raj). These mute spectators included many senior leaders. They didn’t save the freedom fighters who were fighting against the British,” said Gokhale, adding that every political party, including the BJP, tries to derive benefits from controversies.

News Credit: NDTV.com