Actress kangana ranaut said, 'Also the name Bharat is so meaningful, what is the meaning of India? I know they called red indians because in olden english Indian simply meant a slave, they named us indians because that was our new identity given to us by the British. Even in olden days dictionary Indian’s meaning was mentioned as slave they recently changed it. Also it’s not our name we are Bhartiya not Indians."
Meanwhile, on the work front, she has some interesting projects in her kitty which include 'Chandramukhi 2', 'Emergency', 'Manikarnika: The legend of Didda', 'Sita: The Incarnation' and 'Tejas'.
She recently opened up about her views on the ongoing india vs Bharat debate. The actress, who has been advocating the name 'Bharat' right from the start, recently said that it is only a choice.
In an interview with Times Now, kangana revealed that she used to wear shorts and such Western dresses in an attempt to avoid looking Indian. "I wanted to look anything but Indian.
That was because our country was perceived as a poor nation then. Now, I am proud of my culture and now, I feel like wearing saris. So, when you realize the importance of your own culture, you have the option of embracing it. Our country is going towards a higher conscience, where the citizens may choose to be who they want to be. No one needs to impose these on you."
Elaborating further, she added, "I now feel better saying Bharat but there are times when I say india, when slip of tongue happens. I do not hate it, nor do I abhor it. That, too, is our past." The actress even went on to say that she is not a politically aware person and added that she doesn't even watch news.