Kangana Ranaut Condemns Support for CISF Slap Incident, Calls for Reflection on ‘Criminal Tendencies


Mumbai: In a recent social media post, Kangana Ranaut, the actress-turned-politician, expressed her dismay at those who supported the incident where she was slapped by a CISF constable. The newly-elected Member of Parliament for Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, drew parallels between the slap and more heinous crimes, questioning if the same individuals would condone acts such as rape or murder.

Ranaut’s comments came after music composer Vishal Dadlani extended his support to the CISF constable involved, offering her a job if she faced any repercussions from the CISF. Dadlani’s statement, “I do not ever support violence, but I absolutely understand the need of this @official_cisf personnel’s anger,” has sparked a debate on the justification of the constable’s actions.

The incident occurred on June 6 at Chandigarh Airport, where Ranaut was allegedly slapped by Kulwinder Kaur, a CISF constable, over Ranaut’s previous comments about Punjab women during the farmers’ protests. Kaur was reportedly upset with Ranaut’s suggestion that the women participated in the protests for monetary gain. Following the altercation, Kaur was arrested.

In a subsequent video statement, Ranaut addressed the incident and her safety, while also raising concerns about “terrorism” in Punjab. She stated, “What happened at the Chandigarh airport today was during the security check. When I left after the security check, the CISF personnel hit me on my face. She abused me. When I asked her why she did it, she told me that she supports farmers’ protests.”


Several prominent figures from the Indian film industry, including Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Suman, Adhyayan Suman, Urfi Javed, and Devoleena Bhattacharjee, have publicly supported Ranaut, condemning the incident at the airport.

Ranaut’s post also included a call to action, suggesting that those harboring resentment should consider yoga and meditation to alleviate their burdens and free themselves from grudges, hate, and jealousy.