A Mumbai court on Friday ordered an FIR (first information report) against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for allegedly creating religious disharmony.
Ms Ranaut, 33, has been accused of “continuously defaming Bollywood film industry” by a casting director who petitioned the court, and said the ‘Queen’ actor has been “creating a communal divide between people of two communities and in the mind of common man” through her tweets.
The order was passed by Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Jaydeo Y Ghule as the court responded to a complaint by petitioner Sahil Ashrafali Sayyed against the 33-year-old actor, which also mentions Ms Ranaut’s sister – Rangoli Chandel. “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,” the petitioner underlined.
Ms Ranaut is “creating divisions between Hindu artists and Muslim artists,” the petitioner has alleged, stressing that she “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.”