In Pictures: Bollywood comes to the defense of Kangana Ranaut
Published on September 9, 2020 at 17.17
Bollywood has been held guilty on many counts in recent days - for not showing solidarity with its own and for its selective cry for justice when it came to the issue of Sushant Singh Rajput, but one thing you can't accuse the film industry of is indifference. Queen actress Kangana Ranaut might have rubbed many the wrong way, when she accused over 90 percent of Bollywood of being involved in drugs and went to the extent of personally vilifying many A-listers from within the industry of colluding with each other to drive the Dil Bechara star to depression in the months leading to his tragic end. But all this seems to have been forgotten or laid aside, as many came to her defense after BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) initiated demolition work at her Bandra office. The action was seen by many as a petty response by the Shiv Sena to Kangana's incendiary remarks against the state of Maharashtra. Here are some of the Bollywood personalities who have sided with her in her battle against the state.
“Though I do not like @kanganateam’s comment comparing Mumbai to POK I am appalled by the revenge demolition carried out by @mybmc You do not have to stoop so low. @CMOMaharashtra please intervene. There is a pandemic we are dealing with. Do we need this unnecessary drama?”
"Politics is what are led us to where we stand today. Politics will make things worse. The current scenario needs attention to real problems, not the creation of more issues. This is abominable. Not cool BMC, not cool. #KanganaRanaut"
“Breaking somebody’s dream, is NOT what I will ever support. I do not support @KanganaTeam ‘s office being demolished. What’s wrong is wrong!!!”
“I don’t agree with many of the things Kangana has said in the last few months. The name calling, the vicious personal attacks on individuals, the vilification of people. At the same time i am not okay with her being subjected to personal attacks.”
'I don't support #KanganaRanaut's often exaggerated & at times even factually incorrect allegations against the movie industry. I am SUPPORTING her on today's happenings. What's being done is WRONG.'
'BRAVEHEART Exorbitant love & More Power to you @KanganaTeam'
Stay strong @KanganaTeam you have the inner strength to see you through the toughest of times #KanganaRanaut.
'From Power to politics to drugs. The fight for Justice surely has turned too ugly to witness. Well! This "drama" is next level, totally lacking discipline and rules. And there is more to come. #shame #DeathOfDemocracy.'