Dussehra 2023: Kangana Ranaut to be first woman to set ablaze Ravana effigy in Delhi
Actor Kangana Ranaut is going to be the first woman to burn the Ravan effigy at the famous Lav Kush Ramlila, Red Fort ground, Delhi today, October 24. The Bollywood star made an announcement on her official Instagram handle.
“In the 50 years of history of the event, held annually at the Red Fort, this will be the first time a woman will set the effigy of Ravana on fire. Jai Shri Ram," Kangana Ranaut wrote on the social media platform.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena will also grace the event.
Lav Kush Ramleela Committee President Arjun Kumar said, "This year, along with the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakarna, and Meghnath, effigies of anti-Sanatan forces will also be burned in Delhi."
The decision was taken by the committee in support of the Women's Reservation Bill which was passed by the Parliament in September, according to ANI reports.
Usually, the Prime Minister of the country does the Ravan Dahan but since this year PM Narendra Modi is busy with elections, the Lav Kush Ramlila committee has decided to invite them.
Delhi is holding three grand Ramlilas organized by the Luv Kush Ram Leela Committee, Dharmik Ram Leela Committee, and Nav Dharmik Ram Leela Committee. These festivities have been taking place at Madhav Das Park and 15th August Park in front of the Red Fort since October 15 and will continue till October 25, commencing at 6:00 pm daily.
Meanwhile, Kangana is currently busy promoting her upcoming action film ‘Tejas’ which revolves around the extraordinary journey of Tejas Gill, an Air Force pilot, and aims to inspire and instill a deep sense of pride in every Indian, showing how Indian Air Force pilots work tirelessly to defend our nation, confronting numerous challenges along the way.
Written and Directed By Sarvesh Mewara and Produced By Ronnie Screwvala, the film is scheduled to release in theatres on October 27, 2023. Apart from that, Kangana also has 'Emergency' in her kitty.