Kangana Ranaut has landed in legal trouble over her comment on Bilkis Bano, one of the Shaheen Bagh dadis. A legal notice has been served to the Queen actor for her comment on Bilkis Bano. In a tweet, which has now been deleted, Ranaut had claimed that she (dadi) was available for hire to make an appearance in protests for Rs 100.
“Ha ha ha, she is the same dadi who featured in Time magazine for being the most powerful Indian… And she is available in 100 rupees. Pakistani journos have hijacked international PR for India in an embarrassing way. We need our own people to speak for us internationally,” Ranaut had said in a tweet.
Advocate Hakam Singh, who sent a notice to Ranaut said, “I sent a legal notice for a tweet misidentifying Ms Mohinder Kaur as Bilkis Bano with an insinuation that she(Ms Kaur) was available as a hired protestor for Rs100. The notice gives Ranaut 7 days to issue an apology failing which a defamation case will be pursued.”
Bano said she was at home in Shaheen Bagh
In a fact check run by an online portal, Bano said that she was sitting at her home in Shaheen Bagh and was not the one seen in the photo. Ranaut, who has been in the limelight over her comments during the Sushant Singh Rajput death probe, has been caught in a war-of-words with Maharashtra’s political leadership. She was criticised and slammed by Shiv Sena leaders for allegedly comparing Mumbai to Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
On Tuesday, actor Urmila Matondkar, who joined the Shiv Sena, said that Ranaut had been given undue importance. “I will certainly not engage in any war of words with her. I am not a fan of her and I think we all have talked about her much more than what she actually deserves, so I don’t think there is anything to talk about her. We live in a democratic country and all the citizens in our country have the right to freedom of speech, so they should do what they want to do,” she said.
Source: Times Now