Actor Kangana Ranaut has moved the Bombay High Court against the demolition of the Manikarnika Films office premises by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The matter is being heard by Justice S Kathawala. While BMC stated that Ranaut will be placed under home quarantine for a week, her second COVID-19 test report came out to be negative, thus paving way for her journey to Mumbai.
Maharashtra: Bombay High Court begins hearing Kangana Ranaut's plea against Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) demolition drive at her property in Mumbai. https://t.co/CfSYKHoyzu— ANI (@ANI) September 9, 2020
The BMC also put up 'Stop Work Notices' at the actor's office premises, citing unlawful construction. Ranaut's lawyer Rizwan Siddique stated, "No work being carried out by Kangana Ranaut in her premises as falsely understood by you, so the notice issued by you as 'Stop Work Notice' is absolutely bad in law and appears to have been issued only to intimidate her by misusing your dominant position."
While BMC's demolition drive is on at a full swing at the Manikarnika actor's office premises, Kangana tweeted, "I am never wrong and my enemies prove again and again this is why my Mumbai is POK now #deathofdemocracy." Ranaut has also shared photos and videos of her office being demolished on Twitter.
Controversy's favourite child Kangana came under the Shiv Sena's radar after her comments, comparing Mumbai to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK). This was followed by Maharashtra Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh, saying the Mumbai Police will probe allegations around Ranaut taking drugs. Kangana, who was recently given Y category security after she said she was being threatened, is set to land in Mumbai anytime soon and will be guarded by 11 CRPF personnel.