Kangana Ranaut refutes claim that she once partied with gangster Abu Salem; reveals who’s in viral picture with her | Bollywood

Kangana Ranaut issued a statement after a contentious image emerged on social media recently. In the image, she is seen with a man who was suggested to be a notorious figure, Abu Salem. The actress-turned-politician utilized her Instagram Stories to clarify that the claim is false and the man in the image is a former journalist. Kangana is presently the candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party for the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency in Himachal Pradesh. (Also read: Kangana Ranaut states she receives the same reverence as Amitabh Bachchan in the film industry: ‘The whole nation is astonished’)

Kangana Ranaut is the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Mandi constituency.(ANI)

What Kangana conveyed
Kangana shared a screenshot of the image, displaying her smiling with a man, and wrote in the caption, “Desperate Congress officials are circulating this image with the claim that I am partying with Gangster AbuSalem. This is completely disrespectful to journalist Mr. Mark Manuel, former entertainment editor at the Times of India. He is not AbuSalem, and this image is from a film promotion event party.”

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Kangana Ranaut via her Instagram Stories.
Kangana Ranaut via her Instagram Stories.

Additional details
Last week, Kangana shared a series of images with PM Narendra Modi, who visited Mandi on May 24 and spoke at a rally. She welcomed the PM and handed him a red rose in one of the pictures. During the public meeting, she expressed her gratitude for the chance to work under PM Modi’s guidance and said, “The day has come to work under PM Modi’s leadership. Praising PM Modi is like showing a candle to the sun itself. The technical and modern developmental works he has carried out are extraordinary. Now, I am also part of his team and dedicated to developmental efforts in Mandi as a party worker.”

Kangana will be next seen in “Emergency,” where she portrays Indira Gandhi. The script is written by Ritesh Shah, who also wrote Kangana’s film “Dhaakad,” which did not perform well at the box office. Alongside Kangana, actors Anupam Kher, Milind Soman, Mahima Chaudhry, Satish Kaushik, and Shreyas Talpade will also feature in significant roles in the movie. The release date has not been finalized.

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