The Oscars 2023 ceremony witnessed many celebrities grace the prestigious platform and showcase their astonishing talents. Among them was the pride of India Deepika Padukone, who made a graceful appearance on stage that was hailed by the whole country including renowned celebrities.
One such celebrity was Kangana Ranaut, whose words of appreciation for Deepika surprised fans to great extent, given her previous criticisms of the Padmavat actor.
Taking to Twitter, Kangana wrote that it is not easy to stand on such a prestigious stage and
“hold the entire nation together.”
Her words of praise for Deepika’s performance were quite different from her previous comments, where she had commented on the actor’s battle with depression and her foundation to aid mental health issues in India.
However, Kangana’s comments did not come without controversy.
How beautiful @deepikapadukone looks, not easy to stand there holding entire nation together, carrying its image, reputation on those delicate shoulders and speaking so graciously and confidently. Deepika stands tall as a testimony to the fact that Indian women are the best ❤️🇮🇳 https://t.co/KsrADwxrPT
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) March 13, 2023
In a subsequent tweet, she reacted to the backlash she had received for her praise of Deepika, stating that while crediting undeserving people is wrong, it is a bigger issue when deserving people are not praised.
All those acting shocked that I praised DP,don’t overthink,I am a very simple person I just follow Krishna/Dharma n he says kisi ko undeserving credit dena anachar hai lekin kisi ko deserving credit na dena usse bada anachar/paap hai,bollywoodias may have failed but I haven’t 🙂 https://t.co/u4WKhEHmgr
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) March 15, 2023
Kangana went on to say that while Bollywood celebrities may have failed in this regard, she follows the values of Krishna and believes that not giving deserving people credit is a bigger sin.