, the Hindi film actor who has made more news of controversy that her
work off late, has indicated that she may be willing to join politics. “It
would be great if people in Himachal Pradesh give me a chance,” said Kangana, 35,
during an interview with a Hindi news channel upon being asked if politics was
in her future.

Ranaut hails from the Bhambli (now Surajpur) in the Mandi district of Himachal
Pradesh. Over the years, Ranaut has been more in the news for what critics
describe as her outrageous remarks than her films. The Tanu Weds Manu-star’s
political positions have shifted according to convenience or compulsion, according
to how one views her.  

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At the
interview, Kangana Ranaut was asked if she was willing to serve the public
interest by joining politics. “Depending on how the situation pans out, if the
government wants my participation, I will be very much open to participation,”
Kangana said, adding that she would consider serving politically if the people
of Himachal Pradesh gave her a chance.

Ranaut’s statements have gained greater traction because the Himachal Pradesh
elections are just around the corner. Himachal Pradesh will go to polls on
November 12. Results will be declared on December 8.

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movement on Ranaut’s part comes as she prepares for the release of her next
film, Emergency, her first directorial venture. Kangana plays the lead role of
former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the film. The film revolves
around the events and political processes surrounding Indira Gandhi’s
imposition of Emergency from June 1975 to March 1977.

Emergency attracted
a fair degree of controversy even during its shooting. Congress cadre in Madhya
Pradesh took exception to Ranaut playing the role of Indira Gandhi because the
party leader felt that Ranaut is close to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and
the film would portray Gandhi in a bad light.