Actor Kangana Ranaut, who celebrated her birthday on Tuesday, launched the trailer of Thailaivi and spoke about her political ideas.
Ranaut has shunned claims of being politically connected and assured that everything she says on social media platforms is without political agenda, reported The Indian Express.
Speaking at the trailer launch in Mumbai on Tuesday night, the National Award-winning actor said, “For me, the world of politics is quite unknown.”
She added, “If today, I talk about the country, nationalism, farmers or laws which directly affect me, I am told that I want to become a politician, it’s not like that. I react to everything as a citizen. I’ve no connection with politics, at all.”
Ranaut said she doesn’t understand why people draw such parallels and get upset when she talks about certain things. “Some people get extremely upset and ask why I talk about nationalism, why am I so concerned about laws for farmers. They have a problem with that. They can say whatever they want about that, but how dare I speak.”
Recalling the time her property was demolished in Mumbai, Ranaut said, “When I was going through this mess, I’d also go to shoot. They [the makers] had also put up a set of Rajya Sabha, Parliament, where I was getting assaulted, in terms of what Jaya Maa had experienced. We were simultaneously shooting these scenes. It would feel very uncanny as if reel and real-life has blended. It was very mysterious,” she said.
When the film’s director AL Vijay was asked if the film could create political controversy in Tamil Nadu, he said, “No, we don’t think so because everything is evident and everyone knows what happened in Jaya Maa’s life. Maybe people don’t know her personal journey but her political journey, everyone knows.”
He added, “A lot of people have written about it. There are photographic and video evidence. Vijay sir has given us a great story. We have actually tried to stick to realism but fictionalised it a bit for a cinematic experience. There are dramatic scenes but then there was so much drama in her life and we have been able to recreate some of those great moments.”
Ranaut’s Thailaivi, directed by Vijay and penned by celebrated writer KV Vijayendra Prasad is set to release in theatres on April 23.
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