Popular Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut who has been many political controversies recently, met with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at his official residence in Lucknow on Friday.
Government sources say, Kangana is all set to be the brand ambassador of the state’s One District One Product (ODOP) scheme.
She landed in Lucknow after wrapping the Moradabad schedule of her upcoming film Tejas. She shared in Instragram and said that she was looking forward to meeting the UP CM.
“This morning wrapped Moradabad schedule of #Tejas and landed in Lucknow… All set to meet Honourable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh… Shri Yogi Adityanath ji… Thank you @chettiaralbert @hairbyhaseena for helping me get ready… @rizwan.syed04 for assistance And special thanks to my Manipuri designer friend @robertnaoremstudio for this gorgeous weave (sic),” she wrote.
Meanwhile, during the meeting, Ranaut appreciated the work of the Yogi government in UP. Meanwhile, the CM invited her to Ayodhya to pay a visit to the holy land.
Sharing a video on Instagram Kangana said that Yogi Adityanath gifted Ranaut the coin which was used at the bhumi pujan of the Ram Temple. Saying, “This is a good omen,” the actor posted announcing that she is making a film called Ayodhya.
“I thanked Uttar Pradesh government for their cooperation in our film shooting and wished Honourable Chief Minister best of luck in his upcoming elections,” the actor wrote on Instagram.
She also added, “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.”
One District One Product is a flagship programme of the UP government. It aims to encourage the indigenous and specialised products and craft that each of the districts of the state has.
Meanwhile, the government says that Uttar Pradesh districts produce some products like chikankari, zari zardozi, kala namak rice etc. These are the products found nowhere.