Kangana Ranaut, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut
After threatening Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut to not return to Mumbai, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut sparked a new controversy as he referred to Ranaut as ‘haramkhor ladki,’ in response to her tweet. Raut made the statement while speaking to a News Nation reporter. A furious Raut said that he would think of issuing an apology to the actress once she apologises to Maharashtra.
Ranaut had equated Mumbai with Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Taliban. She had tweeted, 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?”
Ranaut, on September 4 had tweeted of coming back to Mumbai on September 9 despite claiming of getting death threats. “I see many people are threatening me to not come back to Mumbai so I have now decided to travel to Mumbai this coming week on 9th September, I will post the time when I land at the Mumbai airport, kisi ke baap mein himmat hai toh rok le,” she had tweeted.
As a reply to the tweet, the Shiv Sena leader said, “Maharashtra ka baap Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj hai. Mujhe lagata hai aisa vyakti ke baap ko idhar la kar dikahana padega. (The father of Maharashtra is Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. I believe that we need to bring such person’s father here to show him around).
On being asked whether he would take unlawful steps to obstruct Ranaut from entering Mumbai, Raut replied, “What is law? Did that girl respect the law in the manner, in which she spoke? Why are you acting like a lawyer of that ‘haramkhor’ girl?”
Earlier, Raut, in an article in Saamana (Shiv Sena mouthpiece), had threatened Ranaut not to travel back to Mumbai after she had expressed her fear stating that Mumbai police force was more threatening to her than the ‘movie mafia.’
As a reply to Raut referring her as haramkhor, Kangana had tweeted, “In 2008 Movie Mafia declared me a Psycho, in 2016 they called me a Witch and Stalker in 2020 Maharashtra Minister publicity gave me the title of Haramkhor Ladki, because I said after a murder I feel unsafe in Mumbai, where are INTOLERANCE debate warriors?”