Kangana Ranaut compares her passport plight to ban on Kishore Kumar's songs during Emergency

Amid her ongoing passport issue, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Monday took to social media to complain that her request wasn’t heard by the court.

On Friday, the Bombay High Court adjourned the hearing on her interim application seeking renewal of Kangana's passport to the next week.

The 'Manikarnika' actress shared a tweet which was about late singer Kishore Kumar's tussle with the government during the Emergency.

"Face of an Emergency sufferer. Kishore Kumar’s songs were banned from AIR and Doordarshan during the Emergency for he had refused to sing for Congress. Till date I find resentment against India’s most popular male singer among Congress supporters," the tweet read.

Reacting to the tweet, Kangana wrote, "Yesterday also my passport was not given, because court was too busy to give me permission, yes that's what they said but when I look back true art has always put a tough fight against fascism."

Kangana Ranaut compares her passport plight to ban on Kishore Kumar's songs during Emergency

Amid the passport renewal controversy, Kangana also took a jibe at actor Aamir Khan over his reported claims on India being 'intolerant'.

Earlier this month, referring to Aamir's remark from years ago, Kangana took to Instagram and shared a screenshot of one of her posts on her Koo account. She talked about Aamir's comment and said that the actor had offended the Bharatiya Janata Party, but he wasn't harassed.

Dragging Aamir into the controversy, Kangana wrote, "Please note when Aamir Khan offended BJP government by calling India intolerant no one held back his passport to stop his films or shoots in no way he was tortured or harassed #Justsaying (sic)".

For the unversed, Kangana moved the Bombay High Court after the passport authority rejected her renewal plea.

The actress said she wanted to head abroad for the shoot of her film. However, the passport authority reportedly raised an objection to the renewal of her passport on the grounds of an FIR that has been filed against her over alleged hateful tweets.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Kangana's much-awaited project 'Thalaivi' which was slated for a theatrical release on April 23, this year got postponed due to the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in India.

Apart from this she also has 'Emergency', 'Tejas', 'Dhaakad', and 'Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda' in the pipeline.

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