Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday extended support for suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, saying she was “entitled to her opinions” amid international condemnation over the politician’s controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad. The BJP on Sunday suspended Sharma and expelled its Delhi unit media head Naveen Kumar Jindal as the row over their alleged derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammad escalated with protests from some Muslim countries.
In her Instagram Story, Ranaut also condemned death threats against Sharma and urged people to take the legal route if they wanted her to be held responsible for the comments she made during a TV debate nearly 10 days ago.
“Nupur is entitled to her opinions, I see all kinds of threats targeted at her, when Hindu Gods are insulted which they are almost every day we go to court, pls do that no need to play dons yourself (sic)” wrote the actor.
“This is not Afghanistan, we have a proper functioning government which is chosen with a process called democracy. Just a reminder for those who keep forgetting,” she added.
Ranaut’s statement comes hours after Delhi Police provided security to Sharma and her family after she alleged that she has been receiving threats and was being harassed over her remarks.