Kangana Ranaut made history became the first woman to perform Raavan Dahan at Lav Kush Ramleela in New Delhi but failed to shoot the arrow. The actress was invited for the Ravan Dahan ceremony, a ritual that is considered as important for Dussehra. Kangana made her way to the stage with her sister Rangoli Chandel by her side. For the occasion, Kangana opted for a traditional red saree and tied her hair up into a neat bun. She was joined by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena.
In a video now going viral, Kangana was seen with a bow in her hand while people around her taught her how to shoot the arrow. Kangana made three attempts to shoot the arrow but failed all three times. Nevertheless, her spirits weren’t dampened. She chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ while one of the members of the Lav Kush Ramleela Committee helped her shoot the arrow.
Watch the video below:
Although her happy spirit was contagious, a section of social media, especially on Reddit, trolled her for her failed attempt. “This gives me second hand embarassment,” a social media user wrote. “So much for being the stunt/action queen of bollywood ,” added another. “So painful to watch ,” a comment read. “I can’t imagine the kind of anxiety, embarrassment Kanagana must be feeling at that time,” a fourth user wrote.
“This was too hard to watch,” a user added. “I can’t stop laughing the person who is speaking in the background, putla jalaya jaye. Asatya par satya ki jeet hui hai and this is so funny and embarassing, kangana should have taken YouTube classes,” a comment read.
Kangana was invited to perform the Ravan Dahan as a nod to the Women’s Reservation Bill which was passed last month. Speaking about it, Arjun Singh, president of Lav Kush Ramleela Committee of Delhi, told PTI, “Be it a film star or a politician, every year we have a VIP grace our event. In the past, we have had former President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi do the honours. Among film stars, Ajay Devgn and John Abraham have been here. Last year, Prabhas did the Ravan Dahan. For the first time in 50 years of our event, it will be a woman who will do the Ravan Dahan.”
“Lav Kush Ramleela Committee also wants equal rights for women. Women participation is increasing in every walk of life today, but there is still a long way to go. The bill will help in the development of the country and society,” he added.
Meanwhile, Kangana will be seen in cinemas this weekend with Tejas. Kangana plays the role of an airforce pilot in the film. Produced by RSVP, Tejas is written and directed By Sarvesh Mewara. The film is scheduled to release in theatres on October 27, 2023.