Don't want to join politics, declares Kangana Ranaut

Shreya Mukherjee
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24 Mar 2021: Don't want to join politics, declares Kangana Ranaut

Actress Kangana Ranaut, known for speaking her mind on raging issues, said on Tuesday that she doesn't plan to join politics, despite what some people may think.

She made the remarks at the trailer launch of her upcoming movie Thalaivi, based on the life of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

"For me, the world of politics is quite unknown," she said.

Statement: Ranaut junked theories about her political dreams

While addressing the press, the actress said that if she talks about any ongoing issue in the country, she is told that she wants to become a politician.

"It's not like that. I react to everything as a citizen. I've no connection with politics, at all," she emphasized.

She also took a jibe at naysayers, saying some people have a problem with her opinions.

Information: She wondered why people get upset over her comments

Ranaut wondered why few people object to her liberty to voice her opinions. "They can say whatever they want about [things], but how dare I speak," she commented.

"They were so hurt and pained, they created a scene, which we all saw," she added, hinting at her nasty fight with Shiv Sena.

She added that when her property was being demolished she found an affinity with Jayalalithaa.

Reel-Real: She drew comparisons between reel and real lives

She revealed that at the time her property faced the Maharashtra government's cranes, she was shooting for the assault sequence.

In 1989, Jayalalithaa was physically assaulted and the loose end of her saree was pulled by DMK MLAs. This scene also featured in the trailer.

"It would feel very uncanny as if reel and real-life has blended. It was very mysterious," she said.

Release: Film not likely to create controversy in Tamil Nadu: Director

Meanwhile, director AL Vijay dismissed any possibility of the film creating controversy in Tamil Nadu. "Maybe people don't know her cinema or her personal journey but her political journey, everyone knows."

Apart from Ranaut, the movie also stars Arvind Swami, Prakash Raj, Jisshu Sengupta, and Bhagyashree in key roles.

Written by KV Vijayendra Prasad, Thalaivi will hit the theaters on April 23.