Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday alleged that Twitter had temporarily restricted her account.
In a tweet, the 33-year-old actress went on to call Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey the "Chacha", or paternal uncle, of liberals while telling haters that she will keep making “people’s life miserable” with her movies if she were to be kicked off social media.
Librus cried to their chacha @jack and got my account temporarily restricted, they are threatening me mera account/virtual identity kabhi bhi desh keliye shaheed ho sakti hai,magar my reloaded desh bhakt version will reappear through my movies.Tumhara jeena dushwar karke rahungi.— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) January 20, 2021
Some netizens found the actress’ tweet outrageous and called on the platform to suspend her permanently for "spreading hate". The hashtag #SuspendKanganaRanaut was trending with over 14,000 mentions.
Dear, @TwitterIndia plz #SuspendKanganaRanaut @Twitter account. @jack @bluesky, Maybe her mental-condition forces her to misuse this platform. You must have a look at the personal views on her by a great nationalist Indian journalist. For allege, this is a part of those. pic.twitter.com/nTrSTZYfgF— ᗩTIᖴ ᗩᑎᗯᗩᖇ (@atifanwarseo) January 20, 2021
Kangana’s Twitter account landed in hot water earlier this week after she commented on a new Amazon Prime series called “Tandav”, claiming that the show hurt Hindu religious sentiments, and that it was time to “take their heads off” – referring to the creators and cast of the show.
The tweet was later deleted, but screenshots of it are still floating around on social media.
#SuspendKanganaRanaut this is not good if the meaning is exactly what my screenshot says. Artist are for all , not for any community or faith. please be careful with your works pic.twitter.com/9XwDA4RvTZ— StockNinja (@FareedA65251611) January 20, 2021
Last week, Ranaut accused the Maharashtra state government of mentally and physically torturing her for daring to speak her mind. The actress claims that she cannot disclose the exact nature of "the torture", as she fears her life may be at risk if she does.