Tweet From Kangana Ranaut Comparing Mumbai to PoK Stirs Controversy

All this began when Kangana claimed the Mumbai Police Commissioner liked a negative tweet against her on Twitter while the Mumbai Police tweeted her denying the allegations. This rankled the actor who said she is no longer feeling safe in Mumbai. This prompted Sanjay Raut to tell Kangana in the Saamana mouthpiece of the party that she should not return from her hometown to Mumbai if she feels she is not safe in the city and Mumbai Police can no longer guarantee her safety.

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In a tweet attacking Shiva Sena chief Sanjay Raut, Actor Kangana Ranaut drew the wrath of many Bollywood celebrities on Twitter after she said Mumbai feels like Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. Among other things, Riteish Deshmukh, Swara Bhasker, Renuka Shahane and Dia Mirza took to Twitter to share their love for the city of dreams. Although some have called the city a sign of true inclusiveness, others have stated how Kangana should not demean the city from which she earns her living.

Riteish simply made a three-words tweet and said 'Mumbai Hindustan Hai' while Renuka went on to tag Kangana informing her it was completely 'appalling' to see her making such a contrast between a city considered to be the heart of India and PoK. 

Her tweet stated, “Dear @KanganaTeam Mumbai is the city where your dream of becoming a Bollywood star has been fulfilled, one would expect you to have some respect for this wonderful city. It’s appalling how you compared Mumbai with POK!

Kangana replied to Renuka and stated that she was just trying to criticise the administration of the city. “Dear @renukash ji when did criticising the poor administration of a government became equal to the place being administered , I don’t believe you are that naive, were you also waiting like a blood thirsty vulture to pounce and get a piece of my meat ? Expected better from you, she stated.

Urmila Mtondkar who paticipated the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, wrote, “Maharashtra is cultural n intellectual face of of Great Shivaji maharaj. Mumbai has fed millions of Indians n given them Name Fame n Glory.Only ungrateful can compare it with POK..Shocked n disgusted #EnoughIsEnough.

Even Sonu Sood who arose as a national hero for many helpless people during the pandemic, tweeted in support of the city. He said, “मुंबई .. यह शहर तक़दीरें बदलता है। सलाम करोगे तो सलामी मिलेगी।”

Actor Swara Bhasker tweeted saying that those who equate Mumbai with PoK are the actual members of the 'Tukde Tukde Gang,' a term used to describe a hate mongers group.