Kangana Ranaut blasts Grammys and Oscars for ignoring Lata Mangeshkar, calls them ‘local events’ – Reuters News in France and abroad

Kangana Ranaut, who currently hosts reality show ‘Lock Upp’, expressed her disappointment at Lata Mangeshkar’s iconic name missing from the ‘In Memorium’ segment during the recently held Grammys and Oscars, the two biggest nights in American entertainment. . industry.

“We must take a strong stand against all local awards that claim to be international and intentionally ignore and sideline legendary artists because of their race or ideologies…Oscar and Grammy did not honor Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji… our media should totally boycott these biased local events that pretend to be global awards…,” the “Panga” actress wrote on her Instagram story.

The “In Memoriam” segment of the 64th Annual Grammy Awards paid tribute to several late musical powerhouses, including Stephen Sondheim and Taylor Hawkins. However, the name of the late legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar was missing from the honorable section. Although the “Nightingale of India” was not mentioned in the “In Memoriam” segment, his name is mentioned in a full list featured on the Grammys website.

Mangeshkar was also not included in the “In Memoriam” segment of the 2022 Oscars last week. Several fans of the iconic singer expressed their disappointment on Twitterverse on Monday.

One of the Twitter users wrote: “Wow @RecordingAcad What a way to go. Forget #LataMangeshkar the #LegendaryNightingaleOfIndia Neither the #Oscars nor the #Grammys had a picture of #LataMangeshkar in their ‘In Memoriam’ section! Pity !! “. A fan of the ‘Manikarnika’ actress tweeted, “Proud of Kangana Ranaut for taking a stand for Our Nation’s Pride, Bharat Ratna #LataMangeshkar Ji. It’s utterly shameful, after the #Oscars, the #GRAMMYs also failed to pay a sincere tribute to Our Indian Pride Lata Mangeshkar Ji. Jago Jago Indians”.

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Last month, India’s late nightingale was featured in the ‘In Memoriam’ segment of the British Academy Film and Television Awards (BAFTA). Lata Mangeshkar breathed her last on February 6 earlier this year. She was 92 years old.

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Kangana Ranaut blasts Grammys and Oscars for ignoring Lata Mangeshkar, calls them ‘local events’ – Reuters News in France and abroad