Sushant Singh Rajput case: Kangana Ranaut says she'll return Padma Shri award if she can't prove claims

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The actress made the statements in an interview to Republic TV.

By CT Report

Published: Sat 18 Jul 2020, 12:37 PM

Last updated: Sat 18 Jul 2020, 2:56 PM

Actress Kangana Ranaut, who had put out strongly worded videos on social media after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has now gone on record to state that she will return her Padma Shri award if she can't prove the allegations she made against the film industry.
She had captioned one of the videos, released on June 19, "Emotional, psychological, and mental lynching on an individual happens openly and we all are all guilty of watching it silently. Is blaming the system enough? Will there ever be change? Are we going to see a monumental shift in the narrative on how outsiders are treated?"
Earlier this month, her team had denied she was summoned by Mumbai police with regards to the investigation into his death on June 14. Her team had tweeted on July 2, "Ms #KanganaRanaut hasn't received any such request from @MumbaiPolice yet, but as and when she does, she is more than willing to co-operate."
Now in a recent interview with Republic TV as reported by various media outlets, Kangana states, "They (Mumbai Police) summoned me, and I asked them too, that I'm in Manali, that you can send somebody to take my statement, but I have not received anything after that. I am telling you, if I have said anything, which I can't testify, which I can't prove, and which is not in public domain, I will return my Padma Shri. I don't deserve it. I am not that person who will go on record (to make such statements), and everything that I have said is in public domain."
Kangana continued, "Tomorrow, needy outsiders like Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhasker will get up and say that they love this industry. I am only saying if you love this industry and if you love Karan Johar, then why are you not getting work like Alia or Ananya? Their whole existence is proof of nepotism. There will be articles that will make me look like a mad person after this, I know."

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