This update comes in shortly after the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday, said that the state government is considering providing security to the Bollywood actress for her Mumbai visit on September 9.
In a statement, Thakur mentioned that Kangana’s sister called him to make the request and her father also put forth a formal letter to the Himachal police, requesting security.
“Kangana Ranaut’s father has given in writing asking for police protection. I also spoke to her sister yesterday. 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 said in a statement to ANI.
The actress also found support in Haryana Minister Anil Vij, who, in a statement said, “Kangana Ranaut should be given police protection. She should be allowed to make revelations freely.” The Minister alleged that the actress was being stopped from making revelations on the use of drugs in Bollywood.
He also slammed Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut for allegedly threatening Ranaut about coming to Mumbai after she expressed her fears about the Mumbai police and even went on to compare the city and state at large to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Her statements didn’t go down to well with politicians, but also created an uproar among residents of the state.
“Mumbai is not anybody’s inheritance. Anybody can go there. Actions must be taken against people allegedly threatening her. You cannot stop anybody from speaking the truth. The candle brigades hit the road on every issue. Why are they quiet on this? Why aren’t they returning their medals in support of Ranaut, who is being stopped from telling truths?,” Vij asked.
The war of words between the Shiv Sena MP Raut and Ranaut took a fresh turn with the latter accusing Raut of “empowering those who exploit women” in the country. The Bollywood actor said that the daughters of India will never forgive him for his alleged abusive statement.
When asked about his take on Kangana’s remarks and the ongoing Sushant Singh Rajput case, the Himachal Pradesh CM, refused to comment saying that the matter is being investigated.