Clash of COVIDIOTS: Shiv Sena, Karni Sena, RPI members throng Mumbai airport to greet Kangana Ranaut
Photo via Sahil Joshi/Twitter

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut landed in Mumbai from her home state Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, amid protests by Shiv Sena workers at the airport over her remarks on Mumbai police.

Kangana, who flew from Chandigarh by a scheduled commercial flight, landed at Mumbai around 2.30 pm.

Sena workers with black flags were seen outside the airport, shouting slogans against her.

Workers of the RPI (A) and Karni Sena had also gathered in support of the actor. RPI (A) leader and Union minister Ramdas Athawale had declared that his party workers will protect Kangana while she is in Mumbai.

Amid the chaos, party workers pumped with adrenaline to greet Ranaut, gave social distancing a toss.

Scores of individuals were seen with their masks down, standing in close proximity, fearless of the COVID-19 pandemic.

View this post on Instagram

To show support or anger for #kanganaranauat

A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on

For those unversed, a day after recording a peak of 423 deaths, Maharashtra COVID-19 fatalities fell to 380 on Tuesday but new cases were again significantly high.

With 20,131 new cases -- dropping significantly from a peak of 23,350 on September 6 -- the state's total tally zoomed to 943,772.

With 380 more fatalities, down from the peak of 423 on September 7, the state's death toll shot up to 27,407.

There was one death roughly every 4 minutes and 839 new cases every hour.

Seems like the party works are least bothered by the virus.

Kangana courted controversy with her recent comments about the Mumbai Police and Maharashtra. In response to a remark by Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut where he asked her not to come back to the city after she claimed she felt unsafe in the city, Kangana had compared Mumbai with PoK.

(To download our E-paper please click here. The publishers permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Free Press Journal

www.freepressjournal.in