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Kangana Ranaut lands in Mumbai amid protest at airport

Actress Kangana Ranaut arrives at Mohali International Airport before she left for Mumbai, in Chandigarh, on Sept. 9, 2020.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut landed here 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.

Kangana has courted a 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.

Security arrangements

Mumbai Police had made adequate security arrangements near the airport before her arrival, an official said.

“We have made adequate security arrangements near the airport to avoid any untoward incident,” a police official said.

 

Ranaut recently said she would prefer security either from her home state Himachal Pradesh or the Centre.

The actress had also tweeted that she will be returning to Mumbai from Himachal Pradesh on September 9 and dared anyone to stop her.

The Centre earlier this week decided to give her ’Y-plus’ security.

Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday said workers of his Republican Party of India (A) will provide protection to Ranaut when she reaches Mumbai.

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