For the Maharashtra Legislative Council nomination, the Shiv Sena party picked Bollywood actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar‘s name. Confirming the same, the party’s chief spokesperson Sanjay Raut said, “Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has spoken to Matondkar and she has agreed to be nominated by the Sena.”
The Maharashtra cabinet on Thursday suggested 12 names to the Governor for nomination to the council, sent by the Chief Minister, as per a report by Indian Express. These names, four each, were submitted by three parties – Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress.
Last year, the 46-year-old actress resigned from the Congress party saying that she was unhappy with “petty in-house politics”. She had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai North on a Congress ticket but lost to BJP’s Gopal Shetty. After spending five months in the party, she had quit. Matondkar cited “lack of leadership” and “in-fighting” as the major reasons behind her decision. According to a recent report, her nomination ticket from the Shiv Sena party was expected.
Urmila Matondkar recently grabbed the headline when Kangana Ranaut called her a “soft porn star”. The comment came after Matondkar defended the Mumbai Police following Ranaut criticism of the force.
She had expressed concern over Ranaut’s Mumbai-PoK remark and said that she is “not only insulting the city, but people of the state at large.”
Here’s a clip from Ranaut’s interview:
She touches a new low each day. Kangana should stop calling herself a feminist. https://t.co/QPEsO6tG5k
— shunali khullar shroff (@shunalishroff) September 16, 2020
“If one person shouts all the time, doesn’t mean the person is speaking the truth. Some people want to crib all the time and play the victim card and if all that fails, they play the woman card,” she had earlier made a statement. Read more on her rape remark here.
Matondkar is well-known for her performances in movies like Rangeela, Judaai, Satya, Khoobsurat and Jungle. She has also ventured into Telugu and Tamil cinema with films like Antham, Gaayam, Indian and Anaganaga Oka Roju.
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