It is a known fact by now that Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel has been an acid attack survivor. Rangoli, who fought all odds, recently took to Twitter to share her heart-wrenching yet brave story. She had recently shared some childhood pictures of her and Kangana. The response was loved by their fans who asked Rangoli to share pictures from their college days. After sharing the photo from her college annual day, Rangoli revealed that soon after that picture was taken she was attacked by acid.
She wrote, “Shortly after this image was clicked, the guy whose proposal I refused threw one litre acid on my face, I had to go through 54 surgeries strangely and simultaneously my little sister was physically assaulted and almost beaten to death for what?” Rangoli also shared an unfiltered photo of herself and said that how her one ear could not be reconstructed because of the acid attack.
“Lot of people feeling sorry about the fact that I lost my beauty, honestly when your organs melt before your eyes beauty is the last thing you care about, even after 54 surgeries over a span of 5 years doctors couldn’t reconstruct my ear….I had lost one eye had a retina transplant, doctors took skin patches from all over my body and grafted my one breast which was severely damaged, during breast feeding Prithu I felt many complications,” Rangoli tweeted.
She added, “Even now I can’t stretch my neck sometime itching in grafted skin is so bad that I wish I was dead… shockingly acid victims numbers are very high in India, the culprit was out on bail within few weeks, it was too painful to see him roam around freely..I stopped following the case, why not death sentence for these people? Beauty was the last thing I cared about I was university topper but best years of my youth went in operation theatres, even though I had 90 percent burn still no reservation for acid survivors. Why ?? These are some of the questions we need to ask ourselves and our system.”
Rangoli also revealed how her family and close friends were her strongest pillars of strength during this difficult time. “I don’t know wat to say honestly I had given up on my life, my now husband bt back den jst a normal friend washd my wounds &waited outside operation theatres fr years vry supportive sister & parents collectively breathed life in to me.. can’t take credit fr wat my life is today. I don’t know initially I wanted to know everything but my sister helped me disassociate from all this, it was harming my recovery process and now my husband and my son are my priority not going after a culprit.”