Bollywood Actress Kangana Ranaut gained 20 kilos for her "most ambitious" biopic "Thalaivi", where she plays one of southern India's most prominent politicians and actresses, the late Jayalalithaa.
Turning to Twitter, the Queen star reacted to the news of an FIR being filed against her and her sister Rangoli Chandel for "trying to create hatred and communal tension" through their social media posts. On the directions of the court, Bandra Police registered a First Information Report against Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel under IPC sections 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, etc.), 295A (deliberate acts hurting religious sentiments) and 124-A (sedition), a police official said.
The complaint filed before the court stated that Ranaut was "creating divisions between communities and spreading communal hatred". It said that the Bandra police station did not take cognizance of the offence, after which the complainant moved the court. The complaint mentions her recent tweets where she compared the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) to Babur Sena, claiming that she is the first person to make movies on Jhansi Ki Rani (Manikarnika) and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and comparing Mumbai to POK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir). Passing the order, magistrate Jaydeo Khule said, "On prima facie perusal of complaint and submissions..." Total allegations are based upon comment on electronic media, Twitter and interviews. The accused used social media like Twitter.
Earlier on Saturday, Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami was asked to appear before the Special Executive Magistrate and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Worli Division, on 24 October in 108 CrPC Proceedings.
The complainant also accused Ranaut of portraying the film industry as a hub of nepotism, communal bias and drugs, according to The Indian Express.
Lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee, representing Ranaut, said, "This shall be dealt with on merits as per procedure of law".