Kangana to face drug probe, leaves for Mumbai

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Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut

New Delhi : Kangana Ranaut who is under fire over her remarks on Mumbai, is facing another trouble as the Maharashtra Government on Tuesday said the police would probe allegations that she took drugs.

Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said the Mumbai police would probe allegations by actor Adhyayan Suman that Ranaut took drugs.

Deshmukh said Adhyayan, son of veteran actor Shekhar Suman, was once in a relationship with Ranaut and he had alleged that she used to take drugs. He added that Shiv Sena MLAs Pratap Sarnaik and Sunil Prabhu raised the issue in the Assembly on Tuesday.

“The law is same for everyone. There is no political vendetta. Security is given to people who are looked upon as idols. If there are allegations of drug consumption against her and if they are false, the people levelling them should be thrown into jail,” Sarnaik said.

Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials on Tuesday posted a notice at Ranaut’s bungalow, pointing out many alterations undertaken in the building without the civic body’s approval. 

However, the Manikarnika actress rejected the claims of BMC.

A BMC team went to the bungalow of the actor in the Pali Hill area of suburban Bandra and posted the notice there as nobody was present to receive it, a civic official added. The notice pointed out over a dozen alterations in the bungalow, like a “toilet being converted into office cabin” and “new toilets being constructed alongside the staircase”, the official said.

The BMC has asked her to tell within 24 hours if she had taken approvals for changes in her residence, he said. The BMC also filed a caveat in a local court, saying it should be heard first if Ranaut challenges a stop-work notice issued to her.

Ranaut, through her lawyer, responded to the BMC’s notice, accusing its officials of trespassing on her property.

In another incident, cinematographer PC Sreeram said that he had rejected a film offer as it had actress Kangana Ranaut as the lead. His tweet comes in the wake of backlash that Kangana has been receiving for her "Mumbai feels like PoK" remarks.

"Had to reject a film as it had Kangana Ranaut as the lead. Deep down I felt uneasy and explained my stand to the makers and they were understanding. Some times it's only about what feels right. Wishing them all the best," PC Sreeram tweeted.

Kangana was quick to respond to his tweet. "I missed the opportunity to work with a legend like you sir, it’s entirely my loss, I don’t know what exactly made you uneasy about me but I am glad you took the right call, wish you all the best," she replied.

With PTI inputs