"Never push someone to a point where they have nothing to lose.' Kangana seeks Rs 2 cr compensation from BMC

The actress alleged that the civic body razing her property was a direct consequence of her comments against the Maha govt.

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Kangana Ranaut said that when someone is pushed beyond their limits, they become dangerous and lethal.
NEW DELHI: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, who left for her home state Himachal Pradesh on Monday from Mumbai, has amended her petition before the Bombay High Court to seek a compensation of Rs 2 crore from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

In her amended plea, she said that the Shiv Sena-led BMC "illegally" demolished her bungalow in Bandra. She also alleged that the municipality body's decision to demolish her property was a direct consequence of her comments against the Maharashtra government which is a coalition of the Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party.

Last week, the BMC had demolished the 'illegal alterations' at the 'Queen' actress' Pali Hill bungalow, after which Ranaut moved the high court. The same day she was returning to the financial capital from her Manali home for a short visit.


A division bench led by Justice SJ Kathawalla had stayed the demolition, saying that the civic body's actions seemed 'malafide' (having dubious intentions).

The 33-year-old actress has been "at loggerheads with the Government of Maharashtra regarding her views over the handling of certain issues which impact the public in general," the petition read.

"The expression used by her has displeased certain quarters and caused angst in certain quarters particularly a political party which is a part of the government in Maharashtra," Ranaut's amended plea said.
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"In view of various threats been given to the petitioner, including threats of harm if she entered Mumbai, the petitioner was compelled to seek the assistance/security and was given protection by the Central Government in nature Y-plus category of CRPF security and the petitioner could only come to Mumbai under protection," it said.

Earlier in the day, the 'Panga' star took to Instagram to warn people to ‘not mistake a woman's compassion and gentleness for her weakness’. In the post, she said that when someone is pushed beyond their limits, they become dangerous and lethal.

"Never push someone to a point where they have nothing to lose anymore," she wrote.


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Meanwhile, the actress also slam veteran actress Jaya Bachchan's remarks in the Rajya Sabha, where she raised the issue of the film industry being defamed by a section of people.

The "same party" is also the ruling party in the BMC, the petition said, without naming the Shiv Sena.

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The petition also contended that the Bollywood actress had sought the BMC's permission to carry out structural repairs at her bungalow, and the same was granted in 2018.

The BMC sent her a demolition notice on September 7 and gave her just 24 hours to respond, the petition said, adding that while she did respond in time, it was quick to reject her reply and on the very next day, BMC and police officers were "already present outside the bungalow".

The plea urged the court to declare the BMC's action as illegal and direct the civic body and its "concerned officials" to pay her Rs 2 crore in damages.

The court is slated to hear the matter on September 22.

The demolition at Ranaut's bungalow had followed her public spat with the Shiv Sena over her statement comparing Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.

Ever since the actress compared Mumbai to PoK, Sena MP Sanjay Raut asked her not to return to Mumbai. Raut had targeted Ranaut after the latter expressed her distrust in the Mumbai Police in view of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death.


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