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I wanted to meet BSF jawans to promote Rangoon: Kangana Ranaut

Actor Kangana Ranaut visited jawans at the BSF Frontier Headquarter in Jammu on February 7 to promote her upcoming film Rangoon.

bollywood Updated: Feb 18, 2017 19:49 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
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Actor Kangana Ranaut met the jawans of BSF Frontier Headquarter in Jammu on Tuesday. (PTI)

A sunny morning in Jammu became brighter as Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut landed at the airport on Tuesday to meet and greet the jawans of BSF Frontier Headquarter Jammu. From passengers to security personnel, everyone seemed excited to see the Queen actor there. Wearing an olive green sweater and striped skirt, Kangana was welcomed by officers with a bouquet. Before getting into her car, the 29-year-old star obliged fans with selfies.

Her entry at the Headquarter was grand and to the BSF band music.“It’s been an experience of a lifetime to visit you all here. I’m excited to be able to spend time with the real-life heroes,” said Kangana, who was there to promote her upcoming film, Rangoon, which has the World War II as its backdrop.

Interacting with families of the soldiers, the actor thanked their wives for their courage. “We all are inspired by your courage. How difficult it must be to let your husbands fight it out at the borders given the life risk,” said Kangana, who went about the camp in a gypsy, met school kids, visited the BSF Memorial, and took part in a cultural activity with the soldiers. She even danced and sang songs from her films. Kangana also spoke about many of her Bollywood colleagues, Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra, being from an army background.

Kangana went about the campus in a gypsy. (Shreya Mukherjee/HT Photo)

Senior Medical Officer, Dr Pallavi Sharma, Deputy Commandant, who accompanied Kangana during the day was happy to be around the star. “Kangana is one of my favourite actors. I’ve seen her films such as Queen and Tanu Weds Manu. I really enjoyed meeting her,” said Sharma.

Talking about yesteryear actors visiting the soldiers in their days, Kangana said: “I’ve heard how Meena Kumari ji and Nargis ji used to interact with the soldiers. The purpose was to thank them for their contribution and further inspire them. That culture suddenly ended. While working on the film, I got to know so much about the jawans. So it was my idea that we visit the BSF to promote the film.”

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First Published: Feb 08, 2017 18:28 IST