MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut amended her petition before Bombay High Court on Tuesday (September 15) to claim compensation for unlawful demolition of Rs 2 crore from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) at her bungalow. In her amended appeal, Ranaut claimed that her remarks against the Maharashtra government were a direct consequence of the BMC 's decision to demolish her house.
After her remark comparing Mumbai to 'Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir' irked the ruling party in the state, Kangana is locked in a public spat with the Shiv Sena, who heads the ruling coalition in state. She had also mentioned in a video message that after tne death of Sushant Singh Rajput she feared Mumbai Police more than the "film mafia." Shiv Sena leader Sanajy Raut had reportedly responded strongly to her statement, saying, "We kindly ask her not to come to Mumbai. This is nothing but an insult to Mumbai Police."
Following her remark that evoked controversy, Kangana's Bandra office faced action here and her portions were demolished by Shiv Sena-led Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on 9 September, the day she arrived from her hometown of Manali in Mumbai. A BMC team arrived in the bungalow at Pali Hill in Bandra on September 9 with bulldozers and excavators, and demolished alterations made without the permission of the civic body. However, the Bombay High Court stayed the demolition process started by the BMC and tried to figure out why the civic body of the city entered the property when the owner was not present.
Kangana assumed the Maharashtra government on September 10 by castigating Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for abuse of power and announcing that her speech would not be silenced. The Queen actor, given Y-plus security category, posted a series of tweets comparing the BMC to goons, describing the state government as a "milavat" sarkar, and recalling the culture and pride of Marathi.