Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh police have given Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut in the wake of a threat by some state Congress leaders that they would not allow her shoot for a film if she did not apologise to farmers over her tweets, an official said on Friday, The New Indian Express (TNIE) reported quoting PTI.
The actor is shooting for her new film ‘Dhaakad’ in Sarni area of Betul district.
“Security has been tightened for the actress after MP Home Minister Narottam Mishra directed Betul Superintendent of Police Simala Prasad to do so,” Sarni City Superintendent of Police (CSP) Abhay Ram Choudhary told PTI over the phone.
Police personnel equipped with batons and firearms are deployed around the coal handling plant (CHL) near a power project, where the shooting is on, he added. “Police will man gate numbers two and four of the CHL, from where actors usually enter the shooting venue,” Choudhary was quoted as saying.
An inspector has been assigned to oversee Ranaut’s safety at the resort, located around 45 kms from Sarni town, where she is during for the shoot, he said.
State Congress Sewa Dal secretary Manoj Arya and Chicholi Block Congress Committee president Nekram Yadav had on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to a tehsildar in Betul, in which they threatened that they would not allow Ranaut to shoot at Sarni if she does not apologise by Friday evening over her comments against the ongoing farmers’ protest, the report added.