Manali: Home Ministry granted Y-plus Category security to Actor Kangana Ranaut ahead of her Mumbai visit on September 9, said officials. The Y-plus category central cover entails deployment of about 10 armed commandos with the protectee.
Recently, Kangana locked horns with Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut. The escalating war of words began after the actor tweeted “Mumbai feeling like Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir” comment on Thursday. She had also said that she feared Mumbai Police more than what she has dubbed as ‘movie mafia’.
Raut had hit back in Sena’s mouthpiece Saamna on Thursday, asking Kangana not to return to Mumbai for criticising Mumbai Police. “This issue concerns the pride of Maharashtra and there will be no compromise on this front. Ranaut needs to apologise for her PoK remarks or she will face the music from our women’s wing,” he had said in his editorial.
However, on this Kangana challenged Raut she will return to Mumbai on September 9.
Kangana in the Video Message addressed Raut saying Raut is ‘not Maharashtra’. ‘Your people are threatening me, still I’ll come to Mumbai on September 9. Mr Sanjay Raut, you called me ‘haramkhor ladki’. You know how many girls are raped every day in the country, how many of them are tortured and killed – sometimes by their own husbands. And you know who is responsible for all this? It is this mindset which you very shamelessly displayed in front of the entire country. The daughters of this country will never forgive you,” she had added.
She is at present at her family home in Manali. On Sunday, the actor’s father had also written to the Himachal Pradesh government, requesting security for her.
“Kangana Ranaut’s father has given in writing asking for police protection. The Director-General of Police has been directed in this regard and she will be provided security here. We are discussing what can be done to provide security to her outside the state as she is leaving for Mumbai on September 9,” Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had said.