Mumbai: Police here have summoned Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister, Rangoli Chandel, for questioning next week in connection with a case filed against them for allegedly promoting enmity between communities.
“We have issued notices to Ranaut and her sister, asking them to appear before the police in connection with the FIR registered against them. They have been asked to remain present on Monday and Tuesday,” a Mumbai police spokesman said on Tuesday, news agency PTI reported.
Earlier on Saturday, a Mumbai court ordered police to investigate a complaint filed by Munawwar Ali Sayyed, a Bollywood casting director and fitness trainer, which referred to Kangana’s and her sister’s tweets and other statements.
Following this, police had registered an FIR against the two sisters under IPC Sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, etc), 295A (deliberate acts hurting religious sentiments) and 124-A (sedition), 34 (common intention).
In his complaint, Sayyed alleged that Kangana has been defaming Bollywood for the past two months by calling it a “hub of nepotism”, “favouritism”, etc. through her tweets and TV interviews.
She also tweeted “very objectionable” comments, which not only hurt his religious sentiments, but also the feelings of many artists and she was trying to divide artists on communal lines, the complainant alleged.