Mumbai: Bollywood actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar, who joined the Shiv Sena on Tuesday, took a swipe at actress Kangana Ranaut, saying “unnecessary importance” has been given to the latter than she really deserves.
Chatting with IANS, Urmila additional stated the ladies’s wing of Shiv Sena was robust, and that she want to work with the wing.
Not way back, Kangana had described Urmila as a “soft porn star”, however Urmila says her new political standing doesn’t imply she’s going to hit again.
“I will certainly not engage in any war of words with her. I am not a fan of her and I think we all have talked about her much more than what she actually deserves, so I don’t think there is anything to talk about her. We live in a democratic country and all the citizens in our country have the right to freedom of speech, so they should do what they want to do,” stated Urmila.
The controversy arose a couple of months in the past when, talking to a information channel, Kangana reacted to an interview that Urmila has given. Within the interview, Urmila had reportedly questioned Kangana’s motive whereas accusing Bollywood’s alleged ‘drug-mafia’. Reacting to the interview, Kangana stated that Urmila was “making a mockery” of her struggles. She had additionally dismissed Urmila as a “soft porn star”.
“I want to make it clear today that I did not give that interview to criticise her. It was just one of the parts of that interview and that is why I talked about her, so I feel that we should not talk about it anymore,” stated Urmila.
Requested which points she want to concentrate on, Urmila replied: “I feel the women’s wing of Shiv Sena is really strong, so I would be happy if I am given the opportunity to work with them. There is a lot of work to do but there is one thing I would like to begin my work with, which is the security and empowerment of women and girls in Maharashtra.”
She added: “Women and girls from all parts of the country and even the world come to Mumbai and Maharashtra to build their careers. I feel these girl’s parents send them with a lot of faith in this state because Mumbai is one of safest cities in the world. So, I am really proud of that fact being a Mumbaikar and I will definitely work on that front in future.”
Urmila had joined Shiv Sena on Tuesday within the presence of occasion chief and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Uddhav Thackeray’s spouse Rashmi Thackeray tied a Shiv Bandhan thread on Urmila’s wrist.
Priyanka Chaturvedi, who left Congress a yr in the past, was additionally current at Urmila’s induction to Shiv Sena, as was Mayor of Mumbai, Kishori Pednekar.
Quickly after Urmila joined Shiv Sena, the occasion nominated her to the Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC).
(With IANS Inputs)