Now, fringe outfit Karni Sena has said it will be giving protection to Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut upon her arrival in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Now, Karni Sena has volunteered to protect Kangana Ranaut upon her arrival in Mumbai. (PTI file photo)
As the tussle between Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and Shiv Sena leaders in Maharashtra refuses to die down, fringe outfit Karni Sena has extended support towards the actor and said they will be escorting her from Mumbai airport to her home.
Jeevan Solanki of Karni Sena has said, “Karni Sena will be present at Mumbai airport on September 9 to support Kangana Ranaut. Karni Sena members will be protecting and escorting Kangana Ranaut from the airport to her home.”
“There will be a team of Karni Sena members at the airport who will take Kangana to her home with their own security. Karni Sena is taking responsibility of Kangana Ranaut’s security in Mumbai,” said Solanki, a member of the outfit.
Meanwhile, government sources have said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has granted Y category security for Kangana Ranaut ahead of her Mumbai visit amid the heated exchange she had with Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.
Kangana Ranaut had recently compared Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), triggering angry reactions from the Maharashtra government and Shiv Sena leaders. Her comments came after Sanjay Raut had warned her against returning to Mumbai from her home state Himachal Pradesh.
On Sunday, the Himachal Pradesh government said the state will provide security to Kangana Ranaut and was reportedly also considering to extend the security during her upcoming visit to Mumbai. The decision was announced by Himachal Chief Minister Jairam Thakur.
Meanwhile, two separate complaints have been filed with Mumbai Police against actor Kangana Ranaut over her remark where she compared Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK). While one of the complaints was submitted by Ali Kashif Khan Deshmukh, a lawyer, at Andheri police station on Friday, another was submitted at Azad Maidan police station by a city Congress functionary.