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08/08/2018 9:09 PM IST | Updated 22 hours ago

Scene Showing Cow Being Saved In Laxmibai Biopic Changed As Makers Didn't Want To Look Like Cow Vigilantes

"We didn't want to look like cow saviors"

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Kangana Ranaut, who was present at the NCPA auditorium in South Mumbai this evening, spoke about the rising cow vigilantism in the country and how it has affected one of the scenes in a movie she's acting in.

The actress, who will next be seen in the biopic of Rani Laxmibai, spoke about a scene in the movie that depicted the Queen saving a cow. This was changed after a crew member pointed out that it will make them look like "cow saviors".

"There was a scene where Rani Laxmibai goes and saves a calf. Our crew had a huge discussion. We halted the shoot and then decided to replace the cow with a lamb because we don't want to look like cow saviors," Kangana said, while in conversation with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.

She added that it was a conflicting decision for her because she does feel like wanting to save animals, especially the "cow". Funnily, in the same conversation, Kangana called out the liberals too, suggesting they are the side that "are always criticising, and never wanting to protect cows."

"Liberals are the people who won't include you in their group unless you hate the same people as they do," she said, before adding, "If it's for the betterment of the country, you don't mind hating on the BJP. It's fine to believe everything... whatever is happening is being practically done by Amit Shah. But what I don't get is this — what are they (liberals) doing to bring the country out of the pits?"

Interestingly, Kangana's conflicting views come days after she praised Modi at the screening of a movie inspired by the Prime Minister's childhood, which she attended. The actress had said then, "Narendra Modi is the most deserving candidate and rightful leader of a democracy. He is not in this position because of his parents. He has worked hard to be here. Yes, he should come to power next year as five years are not enough to pull a country out of a pit."

Watch the entire conversation from 53:00 onwards.