May 10 : After Kangana Ranaut tested positive for COVID-19, the actress took to her Instagram handle and revealed it, calling the virus “a small time flu which got too much press”. A day later, on Sunday, Instagram pulled down the actress’ post.
Taking to her Instagram story, the Panga actress informed that Instagram pulled down her post as some people were hurt. She also wrote that she may not be able to stay on Instagram for more than a week. “Instagram has deleted my post where I threatened to demolish Covid because some were hurt. Matlab terrorists and communist sympathisers suna tha twitter pe lekin Covid fan club awesome..It's been two days here on insta but don't think will last here more than a week," she wrote.
Kangana Ranaut shared on her Instagram story
Kangana, who was recently suspended permanently from Twitter for her “hate speech”, wrote dismissively of the virus that has been proved to be fatal and devastated the country. Thousands of families have lost their near and dear ones who were infected with the virus. Revealing about her COVID diagnosis, Kangana wrote on Instagram, "It is nothing but a small time flu which got too much press." “Don't give the virus power over you,” the actress added, who seemed to be ignorant about the grave situation the country is battling, which has led to an acute shortage of oxygen, hospital beds, medicines and vaccines. Over 4,000 deaths from COVID have been reported in the last 24 hours along with over 4 lakh positive cases.
Kangana’s post has not only hurt her fans but also annoyed her industry colleagues. After she shared the post calling the virus a “small time flu,” writer-editor Apurva Asrani shared a post on Twitter advising her to “look within” and “ examine the hurt & bitterness” that she has “unleashed on innocent people.” Apurva worked with Kangana in the 2016 film, Simran, directed by Hansal Mehta.
“May this disease & discomfort give you time & space to look within. To examine the hurt & bitterness that you may have unleashed on innocent people, scarring them for life. May all that unresolved pain find its way out of every pore of your being. Get well soon Kangana,” Apurva wrote on Twitter.
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