Kangana Ranaut Photos at Final Session of the Rising India Summit
Ranaut didn’t use simple arithmetic to make these two statements. With her fearless charge against Hindi cinema’s established strongmen in recent past, she has proved that she is far too intelligent to succumb to making simplistic statements for short-term publicity linked to a film’s release. It can’t be said that she had been calculative in making both the statements.
She had risked her career and even herself to a certain extent by being honest in revealing her relationships. Unlike many of her ilk, who often make foolish or irrelevant statements, she not only spoke intelligently but also justified her statements. Ranaut said, “I am a huge Modi fan…He’s a right role model…That the son of a chaiwalah can become PM isn’t just a victory for Modiji. It’s a victory of our democracy.”
She tried to juxtapose, though subtly, her own situation as a rank outsider in Hindi cinema with that of Modi in national politics, by saying that in a democracy it’s important to work on equal opportunity. That probably is one of the reasons for Ranaut to choose Modi as her role model and draw inspiration from.She talked about ‘Swachhata’ (cleanliness) without naming Modi’s close-to-heart ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ on how she had internalised the concept rather than referring to it to show her fascination for Modi.