Recently, as photos of the farmers’ protests in Delhi went viral on social media, actor Kangana Ranaut made a distasteful remark about an old female farmer on her way to the protest.
In her tweet, which has since then been deleted, she compared a photo of an old female farmer with a photo of Bilkis Bano, the ‘dadi‘ from the Shaheen Bagh protests who was on Time Magazine’s List of 100 Most Influential People in 2020. Kangana tweeted that this ‘dadi‘ was available for hire as a protestor for ‘₹100’.
However, the photos are actually of different women. The old farmer is apparently Mahinder Kaur, who even called out Kangana Ranaut for tweeting such disparaging remarks about her. Additionally, it has never been proved that Bilkis Bano is a protestor ‘for-hire’, as Kangana so easily claimed.
Consequently, singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh, who has been quite vocal in his support for the farmers, shared Mahinder Kaur’s video on Twitter and slammed actor Kangana Ranaut for her now-deleted tweet.
Respected MAHINDER KAUR JI 🙏🏾— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) December 2, 2020
Ah Sunn La Ni With Proof @KanganaTeam
Banda Ena V Ni Anna Hona Chaida..
Kush v Boli Turi jandi aa .. pic.twitter.com/Ie1jNGJ0J1
Kangana responded by calling Diljit ‘Karan Johar ka paltu’, among other things, and soon the two were involved in a Twitter war.
सुनो गिद्दों मेरी ख़ामोशी को मेरी कमज़ोरी मत समझना, मैं सब देख रही हूँ किस किस तरह से तुम झूठ बोलकर मासूमों को भड़का रहे हो और उनको इस्तेमाल कर रहे हो, जब शाहीन बाग़ की तरह इन धरनों का रहस्य खुलेगा तो मैं एक शानदार स्पीच लिखूँगी और तुम लोगों का मुँह कला करूँगी- बब्बरशेरनी pic.twitter.com/mYx5mmLkEE— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) December 3, 2020
Tuneh Jitne Logon Ke Saath Film Ki Tu Un Sab Ki Paaltu Hai…?— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) December 3, 2020
Fer To List Lambi Ho Jaegi Maalko Ki..?
Eh Bollywood Wale Ni PUNJAB Wale aa .. Hikk Te Vajj Sadey
Jhooth bol kar logo ko badhkana aur emotions se khailna woh toh aap achey se janti ho..😊 https://t.co/QIzUDoStWs
Aa JAA…— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) December 3, 2020
Kam Mai Hun Da Ni Karda ..Tuney Kitno ki Chaati Hai Kaam Ke Lie?
Mai Bollywood Mai Strugle ni karta madam..
Bollywood wale aa ke kehnde aa film kar Lao SIR 😊
Mai tainu das riha eH BOLLYWOOD WALE NI PUNJAB WALE AA
2 Dian 4 Ni 36 Sune gi.. https://t.co/KSHb45Xpak
Bolan Di Tameez Ni Tainu.. Kisey di Maa Bhen Nu..— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) December 3, 2020
Aurat Ho Ke Dujeyq Nu Tu 100 100 Rs. Wali das di an..
SADE PUNJAB DIAN MAAVA SADEY LAI RAB NE..
Eh tan Bhoonda De Khakhar nu Shedh Leya Tu..
PUNJABI GOOGLE KAR LI..👍 https://t.co/KSHb45Xpak
Gal Kehdi Ho Rahi aa Eh Ja Kidar Nu Rahi aa ..?— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) December 3, 2020
Dimagh theek aa Tera?
Gallan Na Ghumaa.. Sidha Jawab de.. Jo bhonki an Tu sadian maava Lai..
Aa Ke Gal Kari Sadian Maavan Naal Jina Nu Tu 100 Rs Di Dasdi c .. Sari HEROINE Giri Kadh Den gian.. https://t.co/K6V1SjuAi6
Aa JAA Aa JAA…— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) December 3, 2020
Oye Bad Dimag Batmeez…
Gal HO RAHI JIS MAA NU TU 100 rs. Dihadi wai Keh ke foto paee c..
Os Bebe Da JAVAB Sun Leya c Yaan Dobara Bheja..
Avi gal na ghumaa Hun.. GAL KAR NI BHAJJI DA ..
Jod tod Bollywood ch chalda hona Tera.. Punjabi’an Naal Ni Chalna https://t.co/EmfatISrrk
Ah Tainu Khoob Kharabe Wale Lagde ne..?— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) December 3, 2020
Har gal Te Khoob Kharaba.. Chauni ki an Tu ?
Eh Sadey Lai RABB DA ROOP NE🙏🏾
Tainu Bolan Di Tameez Ni Sikahi Kisey Ne
Punjabi Dasan Ge Tainu Kidan Boli da Apne Ton Vadeya Naal.. https://t.co/RCqerefEFf pic.twitter.com/dMe4Xi2H52
Consequently, Diljit and Kangana trended on Twitter with people commenting on the whole issue:
Welcome to another day of Kangana Vs Common Sense 😂😂😂— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) December 3, 2020
I love @diljitdosanjh because he’s saying what everyone’s been feeling for like a year now. Real GOAT.— harnidh (@chiaseedpuddin) December 3, 2020
Calling it now only: Kangana will block Diljit— Andre Borges (@borges) December 3, 2020
Diljit : you disrespected our mothers by calling them 100₹ women— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) December 3, 2020
Kangana : Tu Karan Johar ki chaat le
the argument : pic.twitter.com/dYyxl5hrTr
me waiting for diljit’s next jaw-dropping response to kangana’s trash responses like : pic.twitter.com/D917sWCLCN— jas 🤍✨ (@_jazz21) December 3, 2020
How do you spell STUPID in your country?— Nehr_who? (@Nher_who) December 3, 2020
K A N G A N A
Diljit Dosanjh taking Kangana to task is the best thing I’ve seen on twitter for a very long time. 😂👌🏻✌🏻@diljitdosanjh: Dheley Di Akal Ni Tainu— Cow Momma (@Cow__Momma) December 3, 2020
कुछ लोगों पे न गुस्सा आता न तरस न हंसी— Aarti (@aartic02) December 3, 2020
Any emotion on her is a sheer waste of time & energy …
What a wasted creature ! #kangana
I don’t think Rangoli ever handled Kangana’s account. It was always Kangana.— Narundar Parody (@NarundarM) December 3, 2020
Earth can’t have two stupids of this caliber at one time.
Translation:— Aman Sharma (@AmanKayamHai_ET) December 3, 2020
Do they appear to you as one who will incite violence?
Every word you say is like that, what do you want?
They are like God for us
Did nobody teach you any etiquette of speaking?
Punjabis will teach you how to speak to those who are elder to you https://t.co/3vOMV1Gwn9
diljit is the definition of grace and humanity. someone who takes responsibility for being part of a culture. someone with the guts and spine to do what is right and take a stand!— 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐧 🌾 (@cherrypieecake) December 3, 2020
King diljit showing k*ngu her place is one of the best things I came across today pic.twitter.com/PNaMa5RaoZ— ً (@Prdtbot) December 3, 2020
Diljit hunny I only understand 90% of what you saying but I 100% agree— egg (@ydayifup) December 3, 2020
Kangana is so talented that she can bring Karan’s name into every conversation. Diljit was talking on the topic of farmers protest but she brought Karan’s name into it because she know this way she can get support from her anti-nepotism warriors.#DiljitDosanjh— Jot Dhaliwal (@JotSlays) December 3, 2020
I just want to say that I have been a huge Diljit fan even before his Twitter battles. Not only is he a fabulous singer, dancer, and actor, man’s got heart too. True star!— Ankur Bhardwaj (@Bhayankur) December 3, 2020
This is what Diljit did to Kangana in his tweets: pic.twitter.com/hCnaxoPwjR— IG: BrownJunction (@BrownJunction) December 3, 2020
#Kangana after #Diljit slammed her down – in her own language🤮 pic.twitter.com/z302O2GzZU— Akash Banerjee (@TheDeshBhakt) December 3, 2020
i don’t understand what diljit dosanjh be saying but he’s so right ‼️ pic.twitter.com/Dex0slLJhj— certified fatty (@ratlovwrmain) December 3, 2020
#DiljitDosanjh Vs #KanganaRanaut— Sayema (@_sayema) December 3, 2020
We are all behaving like those school kids jinke saamne ladai hoti hai aur wo excitement mein dekhte rehte hain🤭😄
Kangana, the feminist icon, refusing to believe Bilkis Dadi can have a voice without someone “prompting” her.— Sarayu Pani (@sarayupani) December 3, 2020
Real shero, this one is 🙄 pic.twitter.com/9uugTyk5PA
As of now, a lawyer from Punjab has served a legal notice to Kangana for her tweets on the farmer’s protest.