MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, who was in Uttar Pradesh for the shooting of her upcoming film, met Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath. During the meet, the CM appointed Ranaut as the brand ambassador of the State government’s flagship programme, ‘One District One Product’ (ODOP).
The scheme seeks to promote indigenous products like rice, black salt, zara zardozi that are native to each district of Uttar Pradesh.
During the meeting, Yogi Adityanath gifted a silver coin to Kangana Ranaut that was used during the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ of Ram Mandir held on August 5, 2020. He also invited her to visit the Holy land of Ayodhya.
In a tweet, Additional Chief Secretary wrote, “Famous Actress Kangana Ranawat met Yogi Adityanath, Hon’ble Chief Minister of UP, who presented her with an ODOP product. Kangna ji will be our Brand Ambassador for ODOP.”
Kangana also took to Instagram to share her appreciation for the UP CM. She had shared a muted video of her conversation with the caption, “He is exceptionally vibrant, genuine and motivating in person…. What a pleasure and privilege to have an audience with this young, fiery and one of the most loved and popular leaders of this nation.”
Famous Actress Kangana Ranawat met @myogiadityanath Hon’ble Chief Minister UP, who presented her with an @UP_ODOP product. Kangna ji will be our Brand Ambassador for ODOP @CMOfficeUP pic.twitter.com/XUJTiStRqv
— Navneet Sehgal (@navneetsehgal3) October 1, 2021
The actress had also shared the picture of the silver coin that was offered during the Bhumi Pujan held last year. She appreciated the work undertaken by Yogi Adityanath and wished him luck for the upcoming 2022 Vidhan Sabha polls. She wrote, “I thanked Uttar Pradesh government for their cooperation in our film ( Tejas) shooting and wished Honourable Chief Minister best of luck in his upcoming election…I emphasised that we had a tapasavi Raja from Uttar Pradesh Shri Ram Chandra and now we have Yogi AdityaNath…May your reign continue Maharaj ji.””
Ranaut added that she is making a new film titled, ‘Aparajitha Ayodhya’ on the ancient city and the Ram Janmabhoomi dispute. “I am making a film called Ayodhya on Ram temple…This is a good omen aur how we call in Hindi Aashirwad…” she wrote on Instagram. Reportedly, the film on Ayodhya has been written by KV Vijayendra Prasad and will be directed by the actress herself.
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