Kangana Ranaut Dives into Politics Faces Accusations of Hypocrisy Amidst Election Candidacy Announcement


In a surprising twist of fate that reflects the often-unpredictable nexus between Bollywood and Indian politics, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released its much-awaited fifth list of candidates for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, unveiling celebrated actress Kangana Ranaut as the contender from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, a bastion traditionally held by Congress.

Kangana Ranaut, who has never been far from the limelight thanks to her illustrious cinematic journey and candid social media presence, expressed her delight over the nomination. The actress extended her joy through social media with a heartfelt note, stating, “My beloved Bharat and Bhartiya Janta’s own party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has always had my unconditional support. Today, the national leadership of BJP has announced me as their Lok Sabha candidate from my birthplace Himachal Pradesh, Mandi constituency. I abide by the high command’s decision on contesting Lok Sabha polls.”

Embracing her new venture, Kangana professed a deep sense of honor and elevated spirits at the prospect of officially joining the ranks of the BJP. She conveyed her eagerness to serve as a dedicated party worker and a dependable public servant in her note of thanks to the leadership and her well-wishers.

However, amidst the flurry of celebrations, an old statement by the actress somehow found its way from the depths of internet archives into the contemporary social media discourse. The statement in question was a defiant tweet from the actress in the past, where she had resolutely claimed that she would never contest elections from Himachal Pradesh, where she hails from. Compounding this is an even earlier prediction from a former Twitter user, now on another platform, anticipating Kangana’s political foray in Mandi – a prophecy swiftly negated by the actress herself back in 2021. She had retorted then, underscoring her preference for a state filled with greater complexities, fitting the stature she aimed for in politics, much akin to her reigning presence in the entertainment industry.

This unearthed tweet re-fuelled the debate on celebrity accountability, as numerous users on Reddit hastily branded the Bollywood icon a “hypocrite.” They pointed towards the contrast between her previous dismissal of engaging in her home state’s politics and her present acceptance of the candidature from the same region.

Amidst this political whirlwind, Kangana is slated to continue her cinematic endeavors. She is gearing up to reunite with co-star R Madhavan in an eagerly-awaited pan-India psychological thriller directed by Vijay, who had previously helmed ‘Thalaivii.’ Their successful on-screen partnership includes hits like ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ and its sequel. This upcoming thriller promises to be a bilingual project, permeating both Hindi and Tamil cinema markets. The production team behind this venture is buoyantly optimistic about this dynamite collaboration, assuring audiences of an enthralling journey.

Further expanding her cinematic repertoire, Kangana is also branching out as a director in the upcoming period drama ‘Emergency,’ where she will be seen donning the director’s hat solo for the first time.

As the political stage readies for the drama of elections, and the silver screen anticipates fresh narratives, Kangana Ranaut’s dual roles as a politician and actress are set to etch new narratives in both arenas, captivating and perhaps, dividing public opinion in her stride. The journey ahead will witness whether the powerful performer can translate her command of cinematic realms into the art of governance and public service on India’s prolific political canvas. With inputs from ANI, the nation observes as Kangana takes her intrepid steps into both the electoral battle and the world of storytelling.

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