New Delhi: On the occasion of International Yoga Day today (June 21, 2021), Kangana Ranaut has been sharing stories of how she and her family members started practising yoga and how it helped them in various ways on her social media page. Kangana spoke about the acid attack on her sister Rangoli and how it has scarred her so much that she stopped speaking altogether. The ‘Queen’ actress revealed that a “roadside romeo” threw acid on Rangoli and left her with third-degree burns, half of her face burnt, one eye lost its vision, one ear melted away and a breast severely damaged. Apart from the physical trauma, Kangana’s sister was deeply mentally scarred and stopped speaking or responding. Even after medication and therapy, she had no improvement in her mental state.
“Rangoli has the most inspiring Yoga story, a road side Romeo threw acid on Rangoli when she was hardly 21, with third degree burns, half of her face burnt, one eye lost its vision, one ear melted away and a breast severely damaged, she had to go through 53 surgeries in 2-3 years but that wasn’t all, my biggest concern was her mental health as she had stopped to speak,” the actor wrote on Instagram
“No matter what happened she would not say a word just stare blankly at every thing, she was engaged to an Air Force officer and when he saw her face after the acid attack he left and never returned, even then she did not shed a tear neither she uttered a word, doctors told me she is in a state of shock, they gave her therapies and put her on medication for psychiatric help but nothing helped,” Kangana remembered.
She said that she was 19 at that time and didn’t know how to help her sister. “I desperately wanted her to talk to me, so I took her every where with me even to my Yoga classes. She started practising Yoga and I saw dramatic transformation in her. Not only she started to respond to her pain and my lame jokes but also regained her lost vision in one eye,” she said.
On International Yoga Day, Kangana Ranaut took to her Instagram handle to talk about the importance of yoga. She thanked Lord Shiva for giving the gift of Yoga.