Actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel have moved the Bombay High Court seeking to cancel a First Information Report (FIR) registered against them by the Mumbai police for purportedly making objectionable comments on social media aimed at provoking communal tension.
The sisters have been summoned by the Mumbai police today (November 23) and tomorrow. They were called for questioning earlier – on October 26 and 27 and on November 9 and 10 – but they excused themselves for being busy with their brother’s wedding in Himachal Pradesh till November 15.
The latest summons to Kangana and Rangoli (to appear before the Mumbai police on November 23 and 34) is the third one. Casting director and fitness trainer Munawwar Ali Sayyed had earlier complained against the sisters accusing them of promoting enmity between communities through their social media posts. A metropolitan court has ordered Mumbai police to inquire into the complaint.
Kangana Ranaut has been posting about her rehearsals and shoots linked to her movie projects “Dhaakad” and “Thalaivi”.
Controversies have shrouded the actor since she took on first the Mumbai police and then Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray for their handling of the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Her remarks about feeling unsafe in Mumbai and comparing the city to PoK led to an escalation in which she accused Mumbai’s civic body of targeting her with demolitions at her office.