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Home / Bollywood / Rangoli Chandel on how ‘chotu’ Kangana Ranaut helped her after acid attack: ‘I can never pay back what you did for me’

Rangoli Chandel on how ‘chotu’ Kangana Ranaut helped her after acid attack: ‘I can never pay back what you did for me’

Rangoli Chandel says she can ‘never pay back’ sister Kangana Ranaut for how she stood by her side after her acid attack.

bollywood Updated: Jan 21, 2020 17:02 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Rangoli Chandel is Kangana Ranaut’s sister and spokesperson.
Rangoli Chandel is Kangana Ranaut’s sister and spokesperson.

Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel has shared words of appreciation for the actor and how she stood by her side through the toughest time in her life. Rangoli is an acid attack survivor, and in a recent interview, Kangana had said that she took up sub standard work only to be able to afford best care for Rangoli.

Rangoli thanked her sister for all she did for 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.”

Recently, Rangoli tweeted about her attack and even revealed the attacker’s identity. In three separate tweets, Rangoli wrote: “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.”

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“I was sharing PG house with four girls, a young stranger came asking for me my friend vijaya said someone asking for you I opened the door, he was carrying a jug full of (acid)...and just then in one second CHAPPAK,” she wrote. She tweeted this around the time of Chhapaak’s release, which is based on an acid attack survivor.

Kangana will now be seen in Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s Panga, which releases on Friday. It also features Neena Gupta, Richa Chadha and Jassie Gill and revolves around a Kabaddi player, played by Kangana, who wants to make a comeback in the game after marriage and motherhood.

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