Leaving Mumbai terrorised and with a heavy heart: Kangana

Actor who is at loggerheads with the Shiv Sena says she stands by her remark of Mumbai turning into Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

A study in contrast: Security cover can be a tool to intimidate the weaker side. Photo: PTI File

Actor Kangana Ranaut who is engaged in a bitter brawl with the Shiv Sena left Mumbai on Monday (September 14), in what she said with a “heavy heart” and after being “terrorised.”

“With a heavy heart leaving Mumbai, the way I was terrorised all these days constant attacks and abuses hurled at me attempts to break my house after my work place, alert security with lethal weapons around me, must say my analogy about POK was bang on,” she tweeted.

The actor touched a raw nerve after she compared Mumbai with Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) in a tweet criticising Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut. While the comment drew flak from Mumbaikars including Bollywood celebrities, the IT cell of Shiv Sena filed a complaint with Thane police against her.

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After reaching Chandigarh on Monday, Kangana said there was reduced security and she was greeted by people who wished her.

“I think I escaped this time. There was a time when Mumbai brought me the secure feeling of a mother’s bosom, but now I am just grateful for being alive. The moment Shiv Sena became Sonia Sena, the Mumbai administration became terror,” she tweeted in Hindi, directing it at Congress president Sonia Gandhi and the Sena.

In another taunt at Sonia and Raut over the ‘free Kashmir’ placard controversy during a protest in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, Kangana said there will come a day when the price of freedom will be blood.

“Blood has been spilled after ripping Delhi’s heart apart. Sonia Sena shouted slogans of Azad Kashmir in Mumbai. Today the price of freedom is only voice, give me your voice. Otherwise, the day is not far when the price of freedom will only be blood,” she tweeted.

The actor who was in her hometown Manali flew down to Mumbai on Wednesday at the height of her spat with the Sena. Given Y-Plus security by the Centre due to the threat to her life, owing to her ‘PoK’ remark, she came home to find her newly-built office being demolished by the municipality.

While the demolition was halted at the intervention of the Bombay High Court, the actor had held the Sena responsible for the act.

In a tweet on Saturday, she had questioned Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s alleged silence on the matter.

She also met Union Minister Ramdas Athwale to demand compensation for the demolition, and on Sunday presented her grievances before Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.


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