Metropolitan Magistrate Jaydeo Ghule Bandra Court has ordered an FIR to be registered against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for allegedly trying to create a communal divide in the film industry through their social media on complaint filed by one Munnawarali Sayyed ,a casting director in the Hindi Film Industry.
He sought FIR registered Against Kangana Ranaut for offences punishable under Sections 153 A, 295 A, 124 A r/w 34 of IPC.
The court order for FIR registered Against Kangana Ranaut comes at a time Kangana is engaged in a battle with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, which razed a portion of her Mumbai office alleging that it was illegally constructed.
Following actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on June 14, Kangana started garnering attention on social media as she raised questions over nepotism in Bollywood. Her attack veered off as she slammed the Shiv Sena government for targetting her over her PoK tweet.
On Saturday, Kangana tweeted about the Paris incident where a history teacher who had shown caricatures of the Prophet was found decapitated for which FIR registered Against Kangana Ranaut.
“A teacher is beheaded for a caricature, we can only imagine what those invaders must have done to our people during invasion, in today’s digital age with education and exposure they act like demons what they must have done to Bharat when they were Nomads?” Kangana tweeted.
The FIR registered Against Kangana Ranaut alleges-
“I say that for the last couple of months or so I have been observing that accused no.1 i.e. Ms.Kangana Ranaut is continuously defaming Bollywood film industry and is portraying people working in Bollywood films as a hub of nepotism, favouritism, Drug addicts, communally biased people, murderers etc.through her tweets from her official twitter handle and TV interviews which is creating a very bad image of Bollywood in the minds of people and even creating a communal divide and rift between people of two communities and in the mind of common man.
I say that by her tweets the accused no.1 is creating divisions between Hindu Artists and Muslim Artists. I say that the accused no.1 is maliciously bringing religion in almost all her tweets for example lynching of Hindu Sadhus at Palghar, calling the BMC as “BABUR SENA” and claiming that she is the first person to make a movie on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Rani Laxmi bai of Jhansi. I say that she has gone to such an extent that she has also blamed Jamaatis for spreading Corona virus etc. thereby trying to create hatred and communal tensions between Hindus and Muslims deliberately as she is well aware that she is a well known actress and has a big fan base so her tweets will be seen and will reach out to many people.”
Kangana’s tweet about trying to make a film about Shivaji and Rani Laxmibai in “Islam dominated industry” was referred to in the FIR registered Against Kangana Ranaut and stated,
“Islam Religion has nothing to do with film business and secondly the accused no.1(Kangana) is trying to create divisions by spreading hate and disharmony in Hindi Film Industry amongst Muslim film artists and Hindu film artists which has not only hurt my personal religious sentiments but also the religious sentiments and feelings of many of my film colleagues.
I further state that her said tweet on Islam religion is a big insult and her tweets are communal, malicious, biased and deliberate attempt to create communal disturbance in the society at large by which the common man is getting a wrong impression that Muslim artists are persecuting the Hindu artists which will generate hate against Muslim Artists in the minds of common man. I say that the said tweet of the accused no.1 is dangerous to communal harmony in Hindi Film Industry in particular and the society at large.”
Hence, the order of FIR registered Against Kangana Ranaut was passed.