Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut faces more heat for her comments on Mumbai feeling “like Pakistan-occupied Kashmir” as a privilege motion was moved against her in the Maharashtra Assembly, reports said.
Kangana claimed that Mumbai felt like Pakistan-occupied Kashmir after Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told her not to return to the city when she criticised the Mumbai Police for its handling of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s case. She tweeted that Raut was making open threats against her. Following this, Kangana was also given Y plus security by the Centre.
Congress leader Ashok Jagtap moved the privilege motion against Kangana for her comments, after he accused her of “defaming Mumbai”. He further made drug abuse allegations against Kangana, citing an interview of actor Adhyayan Suman from four years ago. Suman said that Kangana had forced him to take drugs.
In light of the drug abuse allegations, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that Mumbai Police would look into the matter.
Kangana tweeted that she would be “happy to oblige” in the investigation.
“Please do my drug tests investigate my call records if you find any links to drug peddlers ever I will accept my mistake and leave Mumbai forever, looking forward to meet you,” she tweeted, tagging the official Twitter handles of Mumbai Police and Anil Deshmukh.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Legislative Council Chairperson Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar accepted the motion against Kangana.
“I have accepted the breach of privilege of motion. In the absence of a committee for it, I am going to decide on the motion,” Nimbalkar said.
Kangana is not the only one who is facing the wrath of Maharashtra’s politicians, as a similar motion was moved against Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami in both houses of the Assembly. He allegedly made derogatory remarks against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and others.