Amid the face-off between actor Kangana Ranaut and the ruling Shiv Sena, the Bombay High Court stayed the demolition of Ranaut’s Mumbai office in Bandra West just as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) team was about to start it on Wednesday. The actor retorted by comparing Mumbai with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and called it Pakistan too this time in her tweets. She is on her way to Mumbai from Chandigarh with her Y+ security detail, which was provided to her by the Central government after she said that she was being threatened. Ranaut alleged the Maharashtra government was targeting her because of her fight with the Shiv Sena.
Days after her Pakistan-occupied Kashmir jibe, the relations between the actor and the state government had plummeted to a low. The BMC, however, said they are proceeding as per procedure and may criminally prosecute her for the alterations made to the bungalow she had bought in 2017.
Ranaut tweeted that her office was as pure as the Ram Temple and said Babur is razing the premises, in an obvious reference to the Ayodhya issue which was resolved by the Supreme Court in November 2019. Ranaut had also been accused of cocaine consumption by actor Adhyayan Suman in an old video that has resurfaced recently. She had been at the forefront of the Justice for Sushant campaign after actor Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on June 14.
The BMC had issued notice to Ranaut under Section 354(A) of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MMC) Act to stop ongoing work inside the premises. The notice was issued a day after BMC officials visited the office. The BMC has given 24-hours time to file a reply with documentary evidence.
In a recent update, a BMC official said the actor will be home quarantined for a week upon her return to the city. However, Ranaut had tested negative for Covid-19 in a recent test on late Tuesday.