Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli recently spoke to an Indian website about the latter’s trauma from an acid attack, detailing the horror that came with it.
Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli are an effective team. While Kangana made it big on the silver screen and notched up plenty of awards and accolades, Rangoli handles everything related to her starlet sister’s success. Kangana’s sister had suffered from an acid attack a couple of years ago by allegedly a rejected suitor. Here’s what the two sisters had to say about the incident:-
“I wanted her to come out and speak about this. Because when she was struggling, looking for hope, I didn’t know whose example to show her,” she said. “We don’t glorify the right heroes. And I want men to know how far people stoop in aggression. We need to tell our children that one who does such things is not our hero. Hero is the one who survives blame, rejection and ruthlessness.”
Kangana also said that she wanted society to know how low a person the alleged suitor was and that he should also suffer public disgrace and scorn.
“Our society should see what criminals are capable of and set an example that no one takes this route of destroying someone’s life. Her life is not ruined but he is a scumbag and that should come across,” she said.
The Queen actress also described how her parents reacted to seeing Rangoli after the accident owing mainly to how beautiful she was before acid burns scarred her face.
“Every time my mother and father would see her, they would faint. Physically faint. And I couldn’t take care of so many people. So I had to send them back. Her fiancÃ© was in the Airforce, and even he fled. The attacker was someone who was obsessing over her. When we were in school, Taal had released and the whole town kept calling her Aishwarya Rai. She had sharp features, big eyes. I would feel bad that no one ever compared me with anyone. Rangoli had that presence,” she said.
Rangoli also spoke during the interview and narrated the excruciating pain and complex surgical procedures that came with her predicament.
“I have lost one ear. I have lost 90% vision in one of my eyes. I have a dysfunctional breast. And all this is after I got the best possible treatment in the country. Acid attack is not a regular accident. When it happened, I was unable to breathe because my windpipe was shrinking,” said Rangoli, Kangana’s sister.
Rangoli also spoke about how plastic surgery was not all effective and how she was mentally scarred as well from the attack.
“Plastic surgery is not so easy. It doesn’t give you a new face. I had to get skin from thighs and get grafting done. It took 57 surgeries. The physical pain was excruciating and at 23 the mental trauma was painful. Kangana was a struggler back then but she brought me here. My parents couldn’t bear seeing at me in that scene then.”
Kudos to Rangoli for having the guts to narrate her ordeal and to Kangana as well, for standing by her sister.