Actress Kangana Ranaut is miffed with the international awards, the Grammys and the Oscars. The Oscars are conducted by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences while the Grammys are conducted by The Recording Academy. Both these ceremonies are annual events aimed at honoring the best in cinema and music within the United States as well as globally.
Both these ceremonies also include an ‘In Memoriam’ section, the portion where they honour the cinematic and musical talents who died during that year. It so happened, that the Grammys did not include the name of India’s pride, the singing legend Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away in February 2022.
A week earlier, the Oscar ceremony’s ‘In Memoriam’ too had not included the legendary singer’s name either.
This has stirred the wrath of the ‘Queen’ actress. She expressed her anger at the neglect and demanded that we boycott these awards. Kangana vented her displeasure through an Instagram post, where she urged fans, media and the people of India to take a stand and speak against what she termed as “local events” happening in the US, even though these ceremonies claim they are international.
Read below one of her posts on her Instagram stories:
She called out the Grammy and Oscars and said they were racist and biased because they failed to pay tribute to the most famous and evergreen Indian artist. Her demand from Indian media was a total boycott of the coverage of these awards because as she said, they claim they are global but in reality, are only “local”.
She also added another story on her Instagram where she reiterated her point by calling the Oscars and Grammys ‘snooty’ and again urged that we boycott them.
The legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on February 6, 2022. She was 92 years old.