National award-winning Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut will receive elite security cover (known as Y-plus) after her sister and father approached the Narendra Modi-led government demanding the same. The Y-plus plus category entails a security cover of 11 personnel and is given to VIPs in the country.
Kangana thanked Indian Home Minister Amit Shah for providing her with the security and upholding the dignity of a "daughter of India".
ये प्रमाण है की अब किसी देशभक्त आवाज़ को कोई फ़ासीवादी नहीं कुचल सकेगा,मैं @AmitShah जी की आभारी हूँ वो चाहते तो हालातों के चलते मुझे कुछ दिन बाद मुंबई जाने की सलाह देते मगर उन्होंने भारत की एक बेटी के वचनों का मान रखा, हमारे स्वाभिमान और आत्मसम्मान की लाज रखी, जय हिंद 🙏 https://t.co/VSbZMG66LT— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) September 7, 2020
The actress is embroiled in a war of words with Shiv Sena parliamentarian Sanjay Raut over a recent remark in which she expressed her distrust towards Mumbai police in providing security to her. She later compared Mumbai to Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Mumbai police are under the jurisdiction of the state of Maharashtra which is currently governed by Shiv Sena.
The 33-year-old Bollywood diva has claimed that she received a "direct threat" from Raut, who is daring her to return to Mumbai. Therefore, she has requested security cover from the Himachal Pradesh government or the federal government.
Lashing out at Raut, Kangana said that she would return to Mumbai on 9 September. In an official video put out on Instagram, the actress slammed the parliamentarian, saying that he is not the representative for all of Maharashtra.
Sanjay Raut Shiv Sena leader has given me an open threat and asked me not to come back to Mumbai, after Aazadi graffitis in Mumbai streets and now open threats, why Mumbai is feeling like Pakistan occupied Kashmir? https://t.co/5V1VQLSxh1— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) September 3, 2020
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The "Queen" actress sparked a controversy after she alleged that Bollywood biggies such as Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, and Vicky Kaushal were being labelled as "cocaine addicts" and called upon them to take a drug test.
I request Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Ayan Mukerji, Vicky Kaushik to give their blood samples for drug test, there are rumours that they are cocaine addicts, I want them to bust these rumours, these young men can inspire millions if they present clean samples @PMOIndia 🙏 https://t.co/L9A7AeVqFr— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) September 2, 2020
Earlier, the Bollywood actress accused filmmaker Karan Johar of promoting nepotism in the industry. Kangana's remarks came in the wake of a nepotism debate triggered by the suicide of young Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput on 14 June in Mumbai.
Sushant was said to be battling depression and an investigation into the case is underway. The actor's family has pressed assisting suicide charges against Sushant's ex-girlfriend Rhea Chakraborthy.