Veteran actor Prakash Raj on Saturday took a hilarious jibe at actress Kangana Ranaut by sharing a meme featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan among others.
Taking a dig at the 'Manikarnika' actress - who often makes references to playing the role of Jhansi's Rani Laxmi Bai, he shared a collage of other Bollywood actors dressed as the roles of legendary historical figures they've essayed. The picture read: "If one film makes Kangana think that she is ‘Rani Laxmi Bai’ then Deepika is Padmavati, Hrithik is Akbar, Shah Rukh is Ashoka, Ajay is Bhagat Singh, Aamir is Mangal Pandey and Vivek is Modi ji."
The post obviously didn't go down well with Kangana Ranaut's fans and they took to the comments section to lash out at Prakash Raj. A user wrote, "He is jealous dude.. he is doing social service.. adopting villages .. donating hard earned money... he is unable to digest the fact that Kangana is in lime light.. this is called patriarchy..."
Another commented, "She played so many roles in her career but she identifies the most with the queen of Jhansi. That is how we see her. She is a fearless warrior like Laxmibai. BTW it's very cheap of a veteran actor like you to mock a young actress by sharing memes. Sorry, you lost many admirers!"
"The one who couldn’t even save his deposit in elections and lost the election badly giving gyan to the most popular celebrity of India who single handedly brought the whole administration on knees," wrote a user.
Recently, amidst her war with Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government, Kangana was trolled for claiming that she was the 'first actor and director in history to bring Maratha Pride Shiva Ji Maharaj and Rani LaxmiBai to the big screen.'