Actor Urmila Matondkar is one Marathi actress who could take on Kangana’s barb against nepotism, Bollywood mafia allegations and also countered continuous attacks on Shiv Sena leaders. Recently, she had criticised actor Kangana Ranaut for comparing Mumbai with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Probably that is the reason Sena has pitched actress against the actress.
Matondkar, a successful Bollywood actor-turned-politician who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on a Congress ticket and resigned five months later, is now in Shiv Sena.
An internal source of Shiv Sena told Afternoon Voice that the actress is going to be assigned on social media; though Priyanka Chaturvedi the MP also joined Shiv Sena leaving Congress could not counter BJP IT cell and especially Kangana and Payal Rohatgi type of attackers. Urmila would be heading the Shiv Sena IT cell.
She had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as a Congress candidate and quit the party later, and will join the Shiv Sena on Tuesday, a party functionary said. Urmila Matondkar’s name has been forwarded to Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari by the Shiv Sena for nomination to the Legislative Council from the governor’s quota. The names of 11 others have also been forwarded by the three-party Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government for their nomination from the governor’s quota. The governor is yet to approve the list of 12 names.
Urmila Matondkar also said she will continue to work for people with honesty and dignity as she thanked all those who helped and supported her. On November 30, Urmila Matondkar joined the Shiv Sena.