Kangana Ranaut bids farewell to Jack Dorsey in her style
Actress Kangana Ranaut has a love-hate relationship with the microblogging site Twitter Inc. Although her tweets (often controversial) earned heavy traffic, these comments got her Twitter handle restricted, too. Then, she was permanently suspended in May this year. So, on Monday, when Jack Dorsey announced he will be stepping down from the post of Twitter's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ranaut naturally had a reaction.
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Infamous for speaking her mind sans filters, the Queen actress's Twitter account was permanently suspended in May for "repeated violations" of rules. Ranaut had commented on the West Bengal election results, post-poll violence, and minority's influence in the state in a string of explosive tweets. Reacting to her suspension, she had lambasted the site, pointing out she had other platforms "to raise my voice."
'Bye chacha Jack...' wrote Ranaut on Instagram
Taking to her Instagram Story recently, Ranaut shared a screenshot of a tweet announcing Dorsey's exit. "Bye chacha [uncle] Jack..." read her caption. Interestingly, the tweet also spoke about Dorsey's Indian-origin successor, Parag Agrawal. So, Ranaut was indirectly celebrating Agrawal's promotion, too. Notably, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay alumnus held the position of the company's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) before this.
Anupam Kher also congratulated Agrawal on Twitter
Agrawal's succession was celebrated by other Indian celebrities, too. Actor Anupam Kher tweeted: "Our Indian brother Parag Agrawal has become Twitter's next CEO. Anything is possible," in Hindi. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja retweeted Dorsey's post about his resignation. To note, Agrawal has now joined the small group of Indian-origin people leading major technology companies, alongside Satya Nadella (Microsoft) and Sundar Pichai (Alphabet and Google).
Meanwhile, Ranaut is occupied with multiple projects
Ever since her Twitter exit, Ranaut has extensively used Instagram and Koo to state her opinions. Meanwhile, on the work front, the Padma Shri-awardee is busy with her maiden production venture, Tiku Weds Sheru. The first poster of the Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer was recently launched. As an actor, she has multiple projects in the pipeline—Tejas, Dhaakad, Manikarnika Returns, and an untitled film on Indira Gandhi.