Demolition of house: Kangana takes swipe at Uddhav, Karan Johar

Kangana Ranaut, who has been given Y-plus category security from the Centre, was met with black flags and slogans from protesting Shiv Sena workers. Photo: PTI

After landing in Mumbai on Wednesday (September 9) from Himachal Pradesh, actor Kangana Ranaut, angry and caustic, lashed out at the Maharashtra government and its leaders including Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, over the demolition of her house.

Ranaut, who has been given Y-plus category security from the Centre, was met with black flags and slogans from protesting Shiv Sena workers. But there was support too from workers of the RPI (A) and Karni Sena, who also gathered at the airport.

“Today they have demolished my house tomorrow it will be yours, governments come and go when you normalise violent suppression of a voice it becomes the norm, today one person being burned at the stake tomorrow it will be jowhar of thousands, wake up now,” she warned.

In a post, Ranaut also wrote, “Come Uddhav Thackeray and Karan Johar Gang. You broke my work place, come now break my house, then break my face and body, I want world to see clearly what you anyway do underhand, whether I live or die I will expose you regardless.”

Karan Johar was one of the Bollywood celebrities who was targeted on social media and attacked over allegations of nepotism following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Ranaut’s swipe at Johar along with Shiv Sena leaders was seen as a sign of her reinforcing allegations that some politicians and big names in Bollywood protect one another’s interests.

Ranaut in further tweets called the BMC’s action “a case of bullying” after she claimed she exposed drug racket.

In a series of posts earlier in the day, Ranaut said there has been no “illegal construction” in her house. “… also government has banned any demolitions in Covid till September 30, Bullywood watch now this is what Fascism looks like #DeathOfDemocracy #KanganaRanaut,” the actor tweeted.

In another post, she wrote, “I am never wrong and my enemies prove again and again this is why my Mumbai is POK now #deathofdemocracy”.

This is the second time she has referred to Mumbai as PoK, a statement that sparked the spat with the Shiv Sena.

On Wednesday, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told India Today, “I have never threatened Kangana Ranaut, I only expressed my anger at Mumbai being likened to POK, am not responsible for what action BMC takes.. matter is over for me, Kangana is welcome to live in Mumbai.”

Ranaut also shared few photographs of BMC officials at her house, with the captions “Pakistan…#deathofdemocracy” and “Babur and his army #deathofdemocracy”. The actor posted past photos from the building, calling it her own “Ram Mandir”.

“Today Babur has come there and history will repeat itself. Ram temple will be broken again but remember Babar, this temple will be built again. Jai Shri Ram,” she tweeted.

Calling herself the daughter of Chhatrapati Shivaji, Ranaut claimed that she was fighting for her “honour and dignity”. “I have lived the courage, valour and sacrifice of Rani Laxmibai through my film. The sad thing is that I am being prevented from coming to my own Maharashtra. But I will follow the path of Rani Laxmibai. I will not get scared or bow down to anyone. I will continue to raise my voice against wrong, Jai Maharashtra, Jai Shivaji,” she said in another post.

Earlier in the day, a BMC team reached the bungalow at Pali Hill in Bandra with bulldozer and excavators and demolished alterations made sans the civic body’s approval. The Bombay High Court, however, stayed the demolition process initiated by the BMC and sought to know why the city civic body entered the property when the owner was not present.

The whole debate began between the ruling Shiv Sena and Kangana started after the actor said that she feared Mumbai Police more than the “movie mafia” after tne death of Sushant Singh Rajput and likened the Maharashtra capital to Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

Reacting strongly to her comment, Raut purportedly said, “We kindly request her not to come to Mumbai. This is nothing but an insult to Mumbai Police.”

Hitting back, Ranaut had tweeted last week, “Why is Mumbai feeling like Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir?”

(With inputs from agencies)

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