Kangana Ranaut Joins Twitter, Says Noticed Power Of Social Media Through SSR's Case

"I have been called a witch (chudail) and people have taken advantage of the fact that I am not on social media," Kangana Ranaut said

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has joined Twitter. The Panga star has been away from all the social networking sites so far, but the conversation around Sushant Singh Rajput's death has inspired her to change her perspective on the matter, she says.


Kangana, who decided to open a Twitter account on Friday, released a video confessing her reasons for doing so.

“It has been 15 years since I have been working in films. In these years, there have been many occasions when there have been moments of pressure to join social media. Agencies and several brands know that I have let go deals worth crores where there was just one clause that I should be on social media," the 33-year-old actress explained.

Check out her video here:

Sharing how people took advantage of the fact that she is not on any social media platform, she expresses, "I have been called a witch (chudail) and people have taken advantage of the fact that I am not on social media."

What You Should Know

  • Kangana Ranaut decided to join Twitter on Friday.
  • Kangana shared a video for fans saying why she "should be on social media."
  • So far, Kangana’s team has been very vocal on Twitter about the Sushant Singh Rajput case.

Talking about how she was so far unwilling to join the bandwagon but now feels it's the right time to talk to her fans directly via Twitter, Kangana said, "I chose to stay away from social media as I never felt any distance from my audience. I have always felt that if I had to say anything, why should I do so in a rudimentary way; through films I have talked about women empowerment and nationalism. I believed that I would do so in an artistic way. That has been my stance for long.”


Kangana’s team has been very vocal on Twitter about issues related to Sushant Singh Rajput's case. She said, “This year, however, I noticed the power of social media. I have seen how the entire world came together to fight for Sushant and have got success, that has truly made me feel positive about things. I am hopeful that if we all get together, we can raise our voice and initiate reforms. That is the reason this month I joined Twitter and I am excited. I want your continued help and association. I am looking forward to this amazing journey where there are so many amazing people. Thank you for this opportunity.”

Kangana Ranaut's team earlier called out names including filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhasker, Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone.

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