Bollywood Queen Kangana Ranaut knows how to make her presence felt. Whether we look towards her stellar acting prowess in every project she takes on or her regular anger rants and outbursts that last for days, she knows how to stay relevant and keep her fans entertained. Not one to spare anyone – be it her rivals or contemporaries – Kangana has always been brutally honest in her opinions on grave subjects, the most important of them being nepotism in the Indian film industry. Having said that, many would find it shocking that the B-town A-lister has never had a Twitter account of her own. Jumping onto the bandwagon, the actor has now released a video marking her debut on the micro-blogging site this week.
This is for my twitter family ?? pic.twitter.com/KGdJPPWrQ1
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) August 21, 2020
“It has been 15 years since I have been working in films. In these years, there have been many occasions when there have been moments of pressure to join social media. Agencies and several brands know that I have let go deals worth crores where there was just one clause that I should be on social media. I have been called bad names and people have taken advantage of the fact that I am not on social media,” she said. Kangana shared why being absent from social media platforms never bothered her. “I chose to stay away from social media as I never felt any distance from my audience. I have always felt that if I had to say anything, why should I do so in a rudimentary way; through films I have talked about women empowerment and nationalism. I believed that I would do so in an artistic way. That has been my stance for long,” she added.
But late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death changed her perspective. “This year, however, I noticed the power of social media. I have seen how the entire world came together to fight for Sushant and have got success, that has truly made me feel positive about things. I am hopeful that if we all get together, we can raise our voice and initiate reforms. That is the reason this month I joined Twitter and I am excited. I want your continued help and association. I am looking forward to this amazing journey where there are so many amazing people. Thank you for this opportunity.”