Kangana Ranaut draws flak from Maharashtra government over “Mumbai-PoK” remark

Reacting to minister Anil Deshmukh's tweet asking her not to return to Mumbai, Kangana Ranaut said, "He is taking his own calls on my democratic rights, from PoK to Taliban in one day."

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut drew major flak from Home Minister Anil Deshmukh after the former tweeted that Mumbai “felt like Pakistan-occupied Kashmir”. The Home Minister on Friday reiterated that the actress has no right to stay in Mumbai if she feels unsafe.

“We have seen how the Mumbai Police sacrificed their lives during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s not right for an actor to say such things about our police, we condemn it. Mumbai and Maharastra are secured by the police. If anyone feels unsafe about living in Mumbai or Maharashtra, they have no right to live here,” Mr. Deshmukh said.

His comments came soon after the Mental Hai Kya actress, currently living in Himachal Pradesh challenged anyone to stop her from coming to Mumbai. Her tweet was directed at the Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut comments where he asked her not to return to Mumbai. “We kindly request her not to come to Mumbai. This is nothing but an insult to the Mumbai police. The Home Ministry should take action over it,” Raut wrote.

Kangana Ranaut vs Maharashtra government

“I see many people are threatening me to not come back to Mumbai so I have now decided to travel to Mumbai this coming week on 9th Septemeber, I will post the time when I land at the Mumbai airport, kisi ke baap mein himmat hai toh rok le,” Kangana tweeted.

Reacting to Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s comments, Kangana Ranaut said, “He is taking his own calls on my democratic rights, from PoK to Taliban in one day.”

Sanjay Raut in his statement to ANI accused Kangana of insulting Maharashtra. “A conspiracy is being hatched to malign the image of Mumbai and the Mumbai Police,” he said.

Earlier, Kangana Ranaut in her tweet wrote, “Sanjay Raut Shiv Sena leader has given me an open threat and asked me not to come back to Mumbai, after Aazadi graffiti in Mumbai streets and now open threats, why Mumbai is feeling like Pakistan occupied Kashmir?”

On Mumbai Police

Further targeting the Mumbai police, she wrote, “After a major star has been killed I spoke about drug and movie mafia racket, I don’t trust Mumbai Police cos they ignored SSR’s complaints, he told everyone they will kill him yet he was killed, if I feel unsafe, does that mean I hate the industry and Mumbai?”

A staunch and vocal supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, Kangana Ranaut has been at the forefront in targeting the Mumbai government and police ever since the sudden demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June.

While the case is currently investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation, Kangana who is a fierce critic of Bollywood’s nepotism has named several big Bollywood celebrities in the case. Her latest remarks about Pakistan occupied Kashmir drew major disapproval from Bollywood as well as other prominent figures.

Meanwhile, BJP too distanced itself from her PoK comments. Party leader Ashish Shelar said, “Kangana should not try to teach Mumbai, Mumbaikars, and Maharashtra. Sanjay Raut should not attack us through Kangana Ranaut. BJP has nothing to do with Kangana.

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