Even as there is a war of words between Kangana Ranaut and Maharashtra’s ruling party Shiv Sena, the actress’ office was partially demolished by officials of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
Observing that the conduct of the BMC was “highly deplorable”, the Bombay high court in a scathing order directed the municipal body to immediately stop the demolition.
The bench of Justices S JKathawalla and Riyaz Chagla said “though the manner in which BMC proceeded to commence the demolition prima facie…smacks of mala fide…it was giving an opportunity to corporation to explain its conduct on affidavit by Thursday.”
“All of a sudden the corporation appears to have overnight woken up from its slumber, issued notice to the petitioner, that too when she is out of state, directing her to respond within 24 hours, and not granting her any further time, despite written request, and proceeding to demolish the premises upon completion of 24 hours,” it said.
“We cannot help but mention here that if the BMC would act with similar swiftness qua the numerous unauthorised constructions in this City, the City would be a completely different place to live in,” it added.
Kangana said, “Uddhav Thackeray, what do you think you have achieved by conniving with the film mafia and demolishing my house? Today my house has broken, tomorrow your arrogance will break.”
She tweeted, “Come Udhav Thakeray and Karan Johar Gang you broke my work place come now break my house then break my face and body, I want world to see clearly what you anyway do underhand, whether I live or die I will expose you regardless.”