Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami held a panel discussion on his channel to discuss the demolition done at Kangana Ranaut’s house in Mumbai by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
During the prime-time debate, Goswami referred to a list of other celebs who also felt wrath of the BMC but nothing major happened compared to Ranaut.
He took names of other B-town celebs such as Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Arjun Kapoor.
In 2017, BMC demolished Arjun Kapoor’s terrace in Juhu, which had a make-shift gym. The civic body had issued a notice to the actor encroaching on the terrace by constructing a 30-by-16 sq ft brick room without permission.
However, while mentioning Kapoor, Goswami addressed him as a “small-time actor” and that he didn’t know him.
Arnab called arjun kapoor some small time actor
Arjun kapoor reaction right now….
— gautam gada (@gautamgada9) September 10, 2020
Arjun Kapoor…. Thank your star's, today Arnab has given you the required fame , which you were looking for these years…we never knew you have started acting also.
— Capt Jasdeep (@captjasdeep) September 10, 2020
After Arnab calls Arjun Kapoor Aa Small time Actor somone is jealous.. pic.twitter.com/9AYo7zXXr5
— Endgame Specialist🇮🇳 (@LakshyaVash) September 11, 2020
— Viral Tushaar (@Viral_Tushaar) September 11, 2020
Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court stayed the demolition at Kangana’s property saying the civic body’s conduct was “malafide” and “deplorable”.
A division bench of Justices S J Kathawalla and R I Chagla asked why the BMC gave only 24 hours to Ranaut to respond to its stop-work notice and went on to take action when she was outside Maharashtra.
The court was hearing a petition filed by Ranaut challenging a notice issued by the BMC for “illegal’ construction at her bungalow.
Ranaut’s recent remark comparing Mumbai to Pakistan- occupied-Kashmir (PoK) has drawn the ire of the ruling Shiv Sena. She had said that she feared Mumbai Police more than the “movie mafia”, and would prefer security either from Himachal Pradesh or the Centre.
The 33-year-old “Queen” actor, who returned to Mumbai on Wednesday afternoon from her home state Himachal Pradesh, alleged that the Maharashtra government was targeting her because of her clash with the Shiv Sena.
"There is one person called Arjun Kapoor.. I don't know they say he is a small time actor, I don't know who he is " – Arnab 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂🤣🤣🤣
— Maya (@Sharanyashettyy) September 10, 2020