Kangana Ranaut: Controversy and security

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, who is in a middle of a verbal duel with Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut, has been granted Y category security by the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA), officials said on Monday. The decision has come after the actor compared Mumbai to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Sena’s Sanjay Raut hit back at her in the party’s mouthpiece Saamana, asking her not to return to Mumbai for criticising Mumbai Police. She has said she will reach Mumbai on September 9.
On the other hand, Sanjay Raut said, “If that girl (Kangana) will apologise to Maharashtra, then he will think about apologising. She calls Mumbai a mini-Pakistan. Does she have courage to say the same about Ahmadabad”? The verbal attack between these two generated much controversy as well as publicity on social media.
Anyway, the individuals are given such security on the basis of threat assessment done by central security agencies and are subject to periodic review. High-risk individuals are provided with security by the police and local government. The category is divided into four tiers -- Z+ (highest level); Z; Y and X -- depending on the threat perception to the person. Individuals under the security blanket include cabinet ministers, chief ministers, high court and Supreme Court judges, leading politicians, and senior bureaucrats. The Y Category encompasses two personal officers (POSs) and the X category, one PSO.
Born 23 March 1987, Kanganais is  a recipient of several awards, including three  National Film Awards and  she has featured six times in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list.  In 2020. The Union government has also honoured her with the Padma  Shri, the country's fourth-highest civilian award. The total net worth of Kangana is 13 million USD, which in Indian currency are approximately 93 Crores. Most of her earnings come from Brand endorsements for which she charges Rs. 1-1.5 Crore per endorsement.
Butu this young lady is always in news for her provocative statements. Her reputation for expressing her opinions in public and her troubled personal and professional relationships has frequently sparked controversy.  Apart from her controversy with Shiv Sena leader, she directly made allegations against some Bollywood actors that they consume the drug and they should give blood samples for drug tests. 
The film industry represents a microcosm of what’s happening in the world. She succeeded in this film industry despite the challenges that a woman has to face. Kangana is, in fact, the epitome of the opportunities that exist for everyone in the film industry. But now her recent statements are getting delusional. Once or twice she made her point, but now it seems scripted.
 

- Prabhakar Purandare

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