Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut

BHOPAL: Controversial film actor Kangana Ranaut has defended the Love Jihad laws enacted by Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh governments saying that the new laws are not against love but against cheating.

Ranaut who was in the city in connection with shooting of film Dhaakad was talking with media persons after muhurt of film at Hamid Manzil on Saturday morning.

Ranaut said India should have criminal laws like Saudi Arabia. She was answering a question about the growing cases of sexual assault on women and girl children.

She said that she has come to Bhopal after a gap of one-and-a-half years. “The city is unchanged. It is as vivacious as ever. It doesn’t seem that the city has been under lockdown for months and a large number of people here were afflicted with corona,” she remarked.

Culture and tourism minister Usha Thakur gave the inaugural clap of the movie. Some scenes of the movie were also shot at Shaukat Mahal in the city on Saturday. In one of the scenes, Ranaut who is playing a role of a police officer in the film enters a home and meets a little girl.

The shooting of the movie will continue till January 25 in Bhopal after which the cast and crew will move first to Pachmarhi and then to Sarni. The film will be shot in thermal power plant in Sarni. Directed by Razneesh Ghai and produced by Deepak Mukut, the action-thriller film will be shot in the state for 38 days.

Some scenes of the film will also shot in Thailand. The film may release in October this year. This is the fourth movie of Ranaut, which is being shot in the state. Before this, her movies like Revolver Rani, Manikarnika, and Panga were shot in Bhopal, Gwalior and Maheshwar.

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