Kangana Ranaut’s Comment On Draping a Saree: Yay or Nay?

Kangana Ranaut’s Comment On Draping a Saree: Yay or Nay?


“If you are an Indian woman, you should know how to drape a saree.”

This is what Kangana Ranaut recently said in an interview.

Given her views on women empowerment, expressed through previous interviews, talk show appearances and roles, this statement came as a shock to several of her fans.

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ICYMI, the Context:

“It’s a racket out there with people who only want to shame others in the name of propagating their culture and identity. But I know people who find it ‘uncool’ to admit that they speak and understand Hindi or that they like Indian food or (that they are) brown. You can be a citizen of the world without compromising on your individuality.”
Kangana Ranaut in a recent interview

To give you some context, this interview was her first public appearance since she walked down the Cannes red carpet in a black Sabyasachi saree. Earlier, Fashion Designer Sabyasachi made headlines after making a similar comment that shamed Indian women for not being able to drape a saree.

In all probability, Kangana was asked to comment on the same statement and ended up blurting this out in his support. However, that doesn’t change the fact that she did say this.

Is the outrage over her statement justified or are we reading too much into it? We quizzed the ladies at The Quint.

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