Days after comparing Mumbai to Pakistan occupied Kashmir and then clashing with the Shiv Sena, actor Kangana Ranaut has returned to her hometown in Himachal Pradesh. Taking to Twitter at the time of her departure the actor said that her comparison to Pakistan was "bang on", alleging that she'd faced "constant attacks and abuses".
Over the last few days, Kangana who arrived in the city last week, saw part of her Bandra office be demolished by the BMC, and clashed repeatedly with Shiv Sena leaders. She had also met with Rajya Sabha MP Ramdas Athawale and Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
Ahead of her visit to Mumbai, the actor had been granted Y Category security -- the first Bollywood star to be guarded by a posse of elite commandos of the CRPF. While it is not clear who is paying for the security cover (there has been no direct confirmation from the Centre or the actor), many believe that it is the taxpayers money that is being spent. And on Monday, as she departed, some have wondered whether this security cover will be now withdrawn.
"Y category security for one person costs the Centre over 10,00,000/- each month. This money is borne by taxpayers. Now that Kangana is safe in HP (far away from POK), will Modi Sarkar kindly withdraw the security detail provided to her?!" wrote one Twitter user.
Kangana however had a response ready, telling the user that it was not a decision she, or indeed any other ordinary person could make. "Security is not given based on what you or I think," she told the user.
"IB ( Intelligence Bureau) investigates the threat. Based on the threat, my security grade is decided. By the grace of God in coming days it might get totally removed...or if IB report gets worse they might upgrade," she replied.
"As soon as I reached Chandigarh, my security has remained in name only, people are happily greeting, it seems that I have survived this time," she added in another post.