Kangana amends petition, seeks Rs 2 crore damages for Mumbai office demolition
Mumbai: Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has sought compensation from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the “illegal” demolition of her office to the tune of Rs 2 crore.
It can be recalled that on September 9, the BMC began the demolition of the actress’ office in Bandra. Ranaut approached the Bombay High Court and a stay was put on the demolition work.
Before the demolition, the BMC had stated that Ranaut’s office had 14 “violations” including a toilet that was apparently built in the space marked for a kitchen and an office that was set up in an area marked for a toilet.
While claiming for Rs 2 crores damages in an amended petition, the actress stated that the demolition work was carried out in response to her comments against the Maharashtra government.
According to a report by PTI Ranaut’s amended 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.”
Without naming the Shiv Sena, Ranaut said in her petition that the “same party” is also the ruling party in the BMC.
The “Queen” actress has alleged that the BMC is trying to harass her as she had received a notice for demolition on September 7. She was to reply to the same within 24 hours, however, she was in Manali at the time. Escorted by a bunch of “Y-plus” security personnel given by the Centre, Ranaut arrived in Mumbai after two days later.
The matter of the demolition will be heard once again in the Bombay High Court on September 22.