Three-time National Film Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut has thanked the honourable Bombay High Court for coming down hard on the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) over her partly demolished bungalow being left as it is during monsoon.
For the unversed, parts of Ranaut’s Bandra bungalow were razed on September 9, before the Bombay High Court stayed the demolition till further orders. The HC pulled up the BMC during the hearing of a petition filed by the actress after the BMC advocate sought two days’ time to reply in the matter.
However, the bench of Justices S J Kathawalla and R I Chagla directed the BMC H-ward officer Bhagyawant Late, who had signed the demolition notice served to Ranaut on September 7, to file his reply to the plea by the actress.
“We cannot leave the demolished house the way it is. You need more time here but otherwise, you are fast,” the bench observed.
Kangana Ranaut said that she turned emotional after hearing the court’s comment to BMC on her petition against the demolition. “Honourable Justice HC, this brought tears to my eyes. In the lashing rains of Mumbai, my house is indeed falling apart. You thought about my broken house with so much compassion and concern means a lot to me. My heart is healed. Thank you for giving me back all that I had lost,” Ranaut wrote in a tweet.
Kangana, in her plea filed in the Bombay High Court on September 9, sought that the demolition carried out by the BMC be declared illegal. She also demanded £ 2,12,636.99 as damages from the civic body.
On the work front, Ranaut will next be seen in a multilingual film called Thalaivi. The film, directed by A. L. Vijay, is a biographical drama based on the life of Jayalalithaa, late politician and film actress who served six terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.