NEW DELHI: Actor Kangana Ranaut today said that she is a nationalist and felt that her own progress as an individual is linked to the country’s growth.
The “Simran” actor said she does not believe in religion and has come to the conclusion that her only identity is that she is an Indian.
“As a youth, I want to see growth in my life. I have come to this conclusion that if India does not grow then I won’t grow. I am an Indian and born an Indian. I have no other identity,” Kangana said.
Kangana was speaking at a session at the News18 Rising India Summit.
“I said in some interview that I am a nationalist. People said ‘oh you are that type of a person’. I was like ‘what do you mean by that kind?’ I personally feel that there is a confusion between these words.
“Before all of this, I hadn’t even heard of the term nationalism. The good thing is that at least the word has got out. That there is a word like nationalism. You can have a choice whether you want to believe in it or not,” Kangana said.
The actor confessed that she is a “fan” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that woman in the country need to have right role models.
“I am a big Modi fan because of his success story. As a young woman I do believe that we need to have right role models. I mean the graph and the ambition of an ordinary man and whenever we have a PM who is a chaiwala, then I always say that it is not his victory but it is the victory of our democracy. I feel he is the right role model,” he said. (AGENCIES)