Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, who is considered a supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), called on Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in Guwahati on Saturday.
The meeting is said to be a courtesy call by the Himachal-native actor.
In a tweet, the BJP leader said that Kangana will be shooting a film in the state.
“Happy to have met actor, writer and filmmaker Kangana Ranaut Ji in my office today. I’m glad that she will be shooting one of her productions in Assam. I thanked her and assured all help for her production,” he said on Twitter.
In a short video of the meeting, the ‘Queen’ actor can be seen giving a bouquet to Sarma, an undisputedly tallest leader in northeast India and he, in turn, presents a traditional Assamese stole to Kangana.
She enjoys a huge following base in India, especially among the followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She has extended public support to the BJP and its policies on numerous occasions.
Earlier this, she called on Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow.
She is currently shooting the film ‘Emergency’, which is based on the suspension of basic rights of citizens by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975.
Kangana belongs to Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, the state which will vote in the Assembly elections on November 12. BJP’s Jairam Thakur-government is eying a second term.
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While her mother has already joined the BJP, she is not a member of the saffron party yet. However, she has expressed desire to contest polls if given a chance.
During a recent interview with The New Indian Executive Editor Rohan Dua, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jairam Thakur called her “Himachal Ki Beti’ (daughter of Himachal) and that whether she would contest the election will be decided by the party leaders.
“She is the daughter of Himachal Pradesh, and we all are proud of her. But the decision regarding her joining and her candidature in the upcoming elections has to be taken by her and the central party leadership,” Thakur had said.