Mumbai: A Magistrate court in Bandra has ordered to register an FIR againt actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandeli for allegedly trying to create a communal divide in the film industry through the social media accounts.
The court held that cognizable offence has been committed by the two. It said that search and seizure is necessary in the case.
The complaint filed by a casting director Munawwarali Sayyed, alleges that the actor is continuously defaming Bollywood film industry and is portraying people working in the films as a hub of nepotism, favouritism, drug addicts, communally biased people, murderers etc. through her tweets from her official twitter handle and TV interviews.
The petitioner alleged that her comments are creating, "very bad image of Bollywood in the minds of people and even creating a communal divide and rift between people of two communities and in the mind of common man."
"I further state that her said tweet on Islam religion is a big insult and her tweets are communal, malicious, biased and deliberate attempt to create communal disturbance in the society at large by which the common man is getting a wrong impression that Muslim artists are persecuting the Hindu artists which will generate hate against Muslim Artists in the minds of common man. I say that the said tweet of the accused no.1 is dangerous to communal harmony in Hindi Film Industry in particular and the society at large," the petition said.
Last week, a court in Karnataka had ordered to register an FIR against Kangana over her tweets against farmers' protest.