The actress slams those who choose to stay away from issues and says she is fine if her opinions ruin her career.
Slamming actor Ranbir Kapoor, actress Kangana Ranaut says that one shouldn’t distance themselves from country’s issues because their lives are fairly comfortable.
The actress was interacting with the media at the success party of her recent film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
Kangana, who often expresses her opinion on national and social issues, was asked if she plans to join politics or would participate in an election campaign. Refusing from doing either, she says, “I don’t have any intention to join politics or an election campaign of a political party. Many people feel that I want to enter politics but that’s not true. There are few actors in our industry like Ranbir Kapoor who have said in an interview that ‘We have a regular supply of water and electricity at my home. So, why should I comment about politics?’. But I feel, (it is) because of this country’s people that you are living in your luxurious home and you are travelling in your Mercedes. So, how can you talk like that? This is irresponsible behaviour and I am not that kind of person.”
The actress was referring to a 2018 interview where Ranbir was asked why he stays away from making political statements.
The actor replied that he doesn’t follow politics since it makes no difference to his life. He added that since he lives a luxurious life and has complete access to basic needs like water, and electricity, he is fairly satisfied.
Kangana further adds that if expressing her opinion about a certain issue ruins her film career then she is okay with it.
“If talking about politics can hamper my career then let it be. I also have a regular supply of water and electricity at my home but that doesn’t mean that I will not talk about other issues. This has to change and the media should change that,” she says and adds, “I feel you shouldn’t distance yourself from issues of the country. In a democracy, you should speak about how the government has performed and also speak about your political inclination as a youth of this country. You cannot say ‘why should I talk about politics when I get all the facilities’. I don’t understand why they think of their career so much that they don’t have anything to do with their own country?”
On the film front, Kangana will be next seen in Mental Hai Kya opposite Rajkummar Rao.