Actress Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel had her Twitter account suspended on April 16 after her series of abrasive tweets that seemed to incite religious hatred, violence and encourage Islamophobia.
The tweets were flagged up by Bollywood jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali and filmmaker Reema Kagti, whose credits include 'Talaash'. The latter was the first known Bollywood public figure to call out Chandel's tweets.
"@MumbaiPolice. Could you please look into this and take action? Isn''t this spreading fake news AND inciting hatred & violence against certain people?" wrote @kagtireema.
Chandel, whose account had 95.5k followers on our last check, was slammed by various film talents for her abrasive tweets about shooting ‘terrorists’ who were attacking medical professionals while doing their duty. They should be shot down on sight, she tweeted. She alluded that the miscreants who attacked doctors in India during lockdown as belonging to a certain religious community.
Jewellery designer Faran Khan Ali, Bollywood writer-director Kagti and film and TV actress Kubbra Sait hit back against Chandel for her provocative tweets and wrote to Twitter to suspend her account. Sait even tweeted that she has unfollowed Chandel based on her problematic tweets.
Chandel — who is also Ranaut’s manager — lashed out at all those ‘terrorists’ who were attacking doctors and medical professionals in India who were attending to coronavirus patients. The religious tenor in her tweet didn’t go unnoticed.
Khan Ali tweeted to Chandel directly over her problematic tweets. The star sibling responded by saying that Khan Ali’s family were allegedly drug addicts.
It isn’t the first time that Chandel has put out such controversial tweets.