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Kangana criticises viral video of girl copying Alia’s ‘Gangubai’ character

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut recently took to her Instagram to criticize the ongoing promotions of Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi’s character by kids. Ahead of the film’s release, a video of a little girl enacting one of Alia’s dialogues from the film has gone viral.

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Kangana shared a still of the viral video and wrote. “Should this child imitate a sex worker with a beedi in her mouth and mouth crude and obscene dialogues? Look at her body language, is it okay to sexualize her at this age ? There are hundreds of other children who are being used similarly.”

She also tagged Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani.

In another post, she wrote, “Government should take action against all the parents who are sexualizing underage children for money to promote biopic of a famous prostitute and pimp who supplied girls to former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and rose to power…request @SMRITIIRANIOFFICIALJI Minister of Women and Child development, please look into it.”

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiawadi which is slated to release on February 25 is based on Gangubai Harjivandas who was sold into prostitution. She went on to become the madame of the red-light district in Kamatipura. The film also stars Ajay Devgn, Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raaz, Indira Tiwari, and Seema Pahwa in pivotal roles.

Meanwhile on the work front, Kangana will next be seen in ‘Dhaakad’ co-starring Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta. She also has ‘Tejas’ in her kitty where she will be essaying the role of an Air Force pilot. Apart from these, Kangana has also been roped in for ‘Sita: The Incarnation’.

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