Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Uttar Pradesh government’s One District One Product Programme. The actress also met Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at his official residence in Lucknow.
After wrapping her Moradabad schedule of upcoming movie Tejas, Kangna landed in Lucknow. The actress posted on Instagram to update her fans about the meeting scheduled between her and Yogi Adityanath. Though the CM’s office called it a courtesy meet, soon after the meeting, the government announced Kangana as the brand ambassador of the government’s ODOP programme.
One District One Product is a flagship programme of the UP government aiming to encourage the indigenous and specialised products and craft that each of the districts of the state has. The government said that UP districts produce some products like chikankari, zari zardozi, kala namak rice etc which are found nowhere.
During the meeting, Kangana was seen appreciating the work of the Yogi government in UP while Adityanath invited Kangana to Ayodhya to pay a visit to the holy land. “Ramchandra ki tarah tapaswee raja ka yahan raaj rahein (May the ‘king’ who is like Lord Ram be in power here),” Kangana said, wishing Adityanath luck for the upcoming elections.
Yogi Adityanath also gifted Kangana the coin which was used at the bhumi pujan of the Ram Temple, Kangana said, sharing a video on Instagram. “This is a good omen,” the actor posted and also announced that she is making a film called Ayodhya.
“I thanked Uttar Pradesh government for their cooperation in our film ( Tejas) shooting and wished Honourable Chief Minister best of luck in his upcoming elections…I emphasised that we had a tapasavi Raja from Uttar Pradesh Shri Ram Chandra and now we have Yogi AdityaNath … May your reign continues Maharaj ji. He gifted me a coin which was used at Ram Janm Bhumi Pujan. What a memorable evening thank you Maharaj ji,” Kangana posted on her Instagram handle.
Talking about CM Adityanath, Kangana wrote, “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.”