Actor-politician Urmila Matondkar lashed out at Kangana Ranaut Wednesday over “insulting” remarks about Mumbai and claims of a hyperlink between the movie business and unlawful medication, urging the “Queen” star to look to her state – Himachal Pradesh – if she actually wished to do one thing concerning the scenario.
Ms Matondkar, 46, a former Congress chief who contested the Lok Sabha polls final 12 months, additionally identified that if Ms Ranaut did certainly have details about unlawful medication in Bollywood she could be higher served by going to the authorities reasonably than tweeting about it.
“Entire country is facing menace of drugs. Does she know Himachal Pradesh is a stronghold of drug producers? She should start this fight from her state,” Ms Matondkar informed Aaj Tak, a Hindi information channel.
“This person who has been given Y-Plus security with taxpayers’ money… Why does she not tell the police about this?” she continued, referring to the centre offering Ms Ranaut with a CRPF safety element.
Ms Matondkar additionally took on Ms Ranaut for feedback criticising Mumbai and evaluating it to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), declaring she would “never tolerate any defamatory remark” concerning the metropolis.
“There is no doubt that Mumbai belongs to everyone. Whoever has loved the city and have given back to it, it belongs to them. As a daughter of the city I will never tolerate any defamatory remark about it… when you make such comments you are not only insulting the city, but the people of the state,” she asserted.
The topic of unlawful medication and banned substances in Bollywood made headlines after the Narcotics Bureau opened an investigation into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s loss of life in June. The company has to date solely arrested his girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, on this matter.
Ms Ranaut, towards whom the Maharashtra authorities has additionally launched a medicine investigation, alleged that distinguished actors had been concerned. She appeared to be backed in that declare this week by one other actor – Bhojpuri star and BJP MP Ravi Kishan, 51, who claimed that “drug addiction is in the film industry too”.
Yesterday, nevertheless, the federal government informed Parliament it has “no actionable input” on this matter.
Ms Ranaut, 33, additionally made headlines after criticising Mumbai Police for his or her dealing with of the Sushant Rajput case and claiming that she now not felt protected in Mumbai.
Her feedback triggered a livid backlash from Maharashtra’s ruling Shiv Sena, together with a slur from senior chief Sanjay Raut, threats of violence and invites to depart town. She shortly additionally turned embroiled in a row that included what she claimed was the demolition of her Mumbai workplace as revenge.
On that topic Ms Matondkar mentioned she didn’t agree with the Mumbai civic physique’s actions.
Ms Ranaut, who on Monday left Mumbai to return to Himachal Pradesh, took a parting shot as she did so, saying she was leaving with a “heavy heart” after being “terrorised” with makes an attempt to demolish her workplace.
“Must say my analogy about PoK was bang on,” the actor mentioned, in an indication the feud will doubtless rumble on.