NEW DELHI: Nationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sule said on Tuesday that the contract with Bollywood
star Kangana Ranaut was “bigger fish to fry.” The NCP leader and daughter of former Maharashtra chief minister Sharad Pawar told TOI that while she disapproved of the fact that a part of Ranaut’s bungalow which she used as an office was razed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) last week, Ranaut’s comments on drugs in Bollywood were out of line.
Asked about Pawar’s reservations regarding the BMC action, Sule said, “He’s the boss of the party and my father. So obviously that is the party line. And I think if there’s a mistake made in isolation somewhere, you can always correct it and move on. We have bigger fish to fry. We have COVID challenges, unemployment, economy, China… You have to realise what is important and relevant in the larger context of things, which is absolutely my country first.
The MP added that the issue of “drug abuse by Bollywood celebrities alone is misplaced”. Sule said, “It’s unfortunate that people are linking certain professions to drugs. It’s not the profession that’s at fault. It’s always the people.”
Regarding the India-China tensions, the four-time parliamentarian said that her party is with the Centre “against anyone who is against India”. But, she added, “It’s not fair to name any country. I am a big one for diplomacy. Every country is going through economic challenges. Wars always leave widows and children.”.
In last year’s political drama involving cousin Ajit Pawar, Sule said, “I have only gratitude for the BJP. Neither my friends, home, school taught me such things. It was a short bad dream. I am proud of my brother Ajit. There hasn’t been one day that he hasn’t led from the front since the COVID outbreak.”