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Kangana Ranaut slams Oscars and Grammys for omitting Lata Mangeshkar's name from the In Memoriam segment
Bollywood's controversy queen Kangana Ranaut is known for making headlines with her bold and unfiltered statements. The actress again has stirred a storm of debate as she posted a story on her Instagram appealing to boycott the Oscars and Grammys while calling them snooty awards for not mentioning the name of late legendary singer Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar in their 'In Memoriam' segment.
"We must take strong stands against any local awards who claim to be international and yet ignore and intentionally sideline legandary artists because of their race or ideologies... both Oscar and Grammy failed to give tribute to Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji... our media should totally boycott these biased local events who claim to be global awards..." (sic), the actress wrote in her story.
The Grammys that took place on 4th April featured Rachel Zegler, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Ben Platt in a moving medley performance honouring the stars of the music world that passed away in the past year. While the quartet performed some of the famous songs of Oscar-winning late Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, a display behind them featured deceased artists such as Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, rapper DMX among many others.
The failure to mention Lata Mangeshkar in the tribute has angered her fans who took to Twitter to express their disappointment. While some claimed the singer to be bigger than Grammys there are many who called out the award function for its lack of inclusivity. The singer was mentioned in the 'In Memoriam' segment at the BAFTA awards. Lata Mangeshkar passed away earlier this year at the age of 92.