Kangana Ranaut hints at quitting Bollywood after winning elections

Wednesday, 22 May, 2024
Actor Kangana Ranaut rose to fame in Bollywood with films like 'Queen' and 'Gangster'. (Photo courtesy: Kangana Ranaut@Facebook)

Stating that the 'film world is a lie', actor Kangana Ranaut has hinted at quitting Bollywood and switching to active politics if she wins in the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections. The 'Queen' actor is contesting elections from her hometown Mandi in Himachal Pradesh as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate.

In a recent interview with the news channel Aaj Tak, the actor gave an affirmative reply when asked if she would quit the film industry after winning. “The film world is a lie, everything there is fake. They create a very different environment. It is a glossy world like a fake bubble which is to attract the audience. This is the reality."

Calling herself a " passionate person", she said: "I never wanted to do a job because I had to. Even in films I start writing, and when I get bored of playing a role, I direct or produce, so I have a very fertile mind and I want to be passionately engaged”.

The actor, who will next be seen in 'Emergency', made her Bollywood debut with 'Gangster', directed by filmmaker Anurag Basu. The movie also featured Emraan Hashmi and Shiney Ahuja in key roles and was produced by Mahesh Bhatt.

Kangana shot to fame with films like 'Queen', 'Tanu Weds Manu' and 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns'. Her directorial 'Emergency', which was scheduled to release in June, has been postponed.

The film is based on the 21-month period from 1975 to 1977 when former PM Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency across the nation. Kangana essays the role of Indira Gandhi in the political period drama. Her other projects on the anvil are 'Sita: The Incarnation', 'Noti Binodini' and an untitled thriller with actor R Madhavan.

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