The death of a 19-year-old young girl in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh after a brutal gangrape has shaken the entire country. Several celebrities from different realms of life have condemned the horrific incident which has brought back the chilling memories of the Nirbhaya gangrape of 2012.
National Film Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who never shies away from raising her voice against brutalities on women and several other issues plaguing the Indian society, has also condemned the gangrape after the victim succumbed to her injuries in a hospital in the country’s capital, New Delhi, today.
Kangana expressed anger over the incident and demanded the harshest punishment for the perpetrators. The actress even questioned the unprecedented rise in such incidents and added that it’s a sad and shameful day for the country.
The actress took to micro-blogging site Twitter and wrote, “Shoot these rapists publicly, what is the solution to these gangrapes that are growing in numbers every year? What a sad and shameful day for this country. Shame on us we failed our daughters.”
The shocking incident has triggered a nationwide uproar with people demanding justice for the victim after the news of her death emerged in the media earlier today. Many other stars like Richa Chadha and Yami Gautam also condemned the horrific incident on social media and demanded the harshest punishment for the rapists.
On the work front, Kangana Ranaut is presently looking forward to resuming shoot on his much-awaited film Thalaivi. The multilingual biographical drama is based on the eventful life of J. Jayalalithaa, late actress-turned-politician who went on to serve six terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
Written by well-known writer K. V. Vijayendra Prasad, Thalaivi is directed by A. L. Vijay. The additional cast of the biographical drama includes Arvind Swami, Jisshu Sengupta, Madhoo, Poorna, and Bhagyashree.