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Kangana Ranaut and Diljit Dosanjh again made the headlines today as the two got into a war of words on micro-blogging site Twitter over the farmers protest. The fresh round of war of words between the Punjabi celebrity singer-actor and confrontational Bollywood star started over Rihanna’s post on Tuesday in which she called out the internet shutdown in areas near the protest sites on Delhi borders.

After Rihanna lent her support to farmers, an impressed Dosanjh decided to release his latest track, bestowing it to the international star for her gesture. The 2.16 minute-long Punjabi number draws its title, ‘RIRI (Rihanna)’, from the Grammy-winning artiste’s nickname.

The song acknowledges Rihanna’s Caribbean roots, with the opening lines describing the singer as a “beautiful woman from Barbados” with “shining, bright eyes” who “spreads colours” all around her.

Ranaut, who was among the first Indian celebrities to slam Rihanna for her post, labelling the protesting farmers as “terrorists” and the pop star “a fool”, mocked Dosanjh in a tweet, claiming that he had been planning it for a while. “He also needs to earn a rupee or two. Since when have you been planning all this? It takes at least a month to release a song, and libru (liberal) want us to believe, it’s all organic. Ha ha,” she wrote on Dosanjh’s post.

The Punjabi star took the bait as he replied, “Two rupees, don’t tell me my job. I can make a song in just half an hour. I can make one for you in two minutes but I don’t feel like doing it.” Dosanjh then ended the argument, saying that Ranaut enjoys playing tweet for tweet game.

In December last year, Dosanjh, known for “Udta Punjab” and “Good Newwz”, joined the farmers protests at Delhi’s Singhu border and asked the demonstrators to be patient and peaceful in their agitation and requested the government to accept their demands.

 


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Joydev Mishra

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