Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel. (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel, who is an acid attack survivor, thanked the actor for supporting her through the toughest time in her life. She took to her Twitter account and appreciated her sister for standing next to her.
''I can never pay back what you did for me, at that tender age you were just 19 years old the horror of that accident even our parents couldn’t take they used to see my face and just faint they left but you stood by my side washed my wounds, worked day and night to pay for my treatment, and then after years struggle when things got better you buried your face in my lap and cried .... I am glad you did cause strongest people most often forget to share their pain... thank you Chotu,” she wrote in her tweets.
Kangana had told Mumbai Mirror that she did ‘tacky films’ when she was 19 just to help Rangoli. “I was just 19, on the threshold of a bright career, when the attack happened and it was a long, hard struggle to deal with this kind of perverse, sexist cruelty. Financially too, I was not strong back then. Girls around me would feel depressed by a bad hair day or because a meal was not to their liking. I was grappling with something far more real and yet had no time to sit and cry. I did tacky films, took on roles I did not deserve, accepted guest appearances, so my sister could be treated by the best surgeon in India. It took 54 surgeries.”
A few days back, Rangoli had revealed her acid attacker's identity. She tweeted, "My attacker’s name is Avinash Sharma, he was in the same college as me, we were in the same friend circle, he proposed to me I started keeping distance I didn’t share same feelings, he would tell people some day he will marry me. When my parents got me engaged to an Air Force officer he became very persistent about marrying me when I retaliated he threatened me to throw acid on me, I brushed such threats aside and never told my parents or went to cops this was the biggest mistake of my life.”
On the work front, Kangana Ranaut will be next seen in Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s Panga. In the film, she plays a mother and a kabbadi player. Panga also stars Neena Gupta, Jassie Gill and Richa Chadha in pivotal roles.