Recently actress Kangana Ranaut was seen in the Jayalalitha biopic ‘Thalaivii’. On Tuesday she took to her Instagram account to make a noise for actress Alia Bhatt and her commercial advertisement for a jewelry brand that questions the tradition of ‘Kanyadaan’.
In the commercial, Alia’s character is of a bride, in which she is seen wondering if women were ‘paraya dhan’ meant to be given away to a man during ‘Kanyadaan’. At the commercial’s end, the bride declares: “‘Kanyadaan nahin, Kanya maan’ which means ‘Don’t give away your daughter as a gift; give her respect’.
For the same, Kangana Ranaut put up a long post on her personnel Instagram handle, in which she highlights the history of ‘Kanyadaan’ and the importance of ‘kanyadaan’ in Hindu culture. She also arraigned the brand in “anti-Hindu propaganda” engaging and asked her followers to cast around a ban on the advertisement.
To this, Actress Kangana Ranaut wrote, “We often see a martyr’s father on television, when they lose a son on the border, they roar ‘Don’t worry, I have one more son, uska bhi Daan main iss dharti maa ko dunga. Kanyadan ho ya putradan, the way society looks at the concept of renunciation shows its core value system…”
She also added, “The way society looks at the concept of (lack of equivalent word in English or Urdu using) renunciation shows its core value system… When they start to look down upon the very idea of daan… Then you know it is time for the reestablishment of Ram Rajya… The King who renounced everything he loved only to live the life of Tapasvi (Monk) Please stop mocking Hindus and their rituals.”
She concluded it with “Dharti and Woman both are mothers in scriptures they are worshipped as a goddess of fertility…Nothing wrong in seeing them as the precious and very source of existence (shakti).”