The war of words between Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut took a fresh turn with the latter stating that the leader doesn’t represent entire Maharashtra while confirming that she will return to Mumbai on September 9.
Accusing Raut of “empowering those who exploit women” in the country, the Bollywood actor said that the daughters of India will never forgive him for his alleged abusive statement.
“Sanjay Raut ji, you called me ‘haramkhor.’ It shows your mindset…If I criticise Mumbai Police or if I criticise you, then you can’t say I am insulting Maharashtra. You are not Maharashtra. Your people are threatening me, still I will come to Mumbai on September 9,” Ranaut says in the video she put out on her official Twitter handle.
“Your people are saying they will break my jaw, they will kill me. Kill me, but this country’s soil is enriched with the blood of those who sacrificed for its dignity and we too will do the same,” she added.
Ranaut also raised the issue of “inaction” by Mumbai Police during the Palghar lynching, and it refusing to register a case on the request of the father of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s in connection with his death, to state why she had turned out to be its critic.
WATCH: You are not Maharashtra, Kangana tells Raut
On Thursday, the actress took to Twitter claiming, “Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena leader has given me an open threat and asked me not to come back to Mumbai. After Aazadi graffitis in Mumbai streets and now open threats, why Mumbai is feeling like Pakistan occupied Kashmir?”
“After a major star has been killed I spoke about drugs and movie mafia racket, I don’t trust Mumbai Police because they ignored SSR’s complaints. He told everyone they will kill him yet he was killed. If I feel unsafe, does that mean I hate the industry and Mumbai?” she said in another tweet.
Hitting back at Ranaut, the Shiv Sena MP accused her of lying and said, “Mumbai gave a lot to Kangana and she is now working to discredit the name of Mumbai and Mumbai Police all over the world.”
The comments came after Kangana’s statements in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, who was found dead at his Mumbai residence on June 14.