Shortly after Kangana Ranaut took a jibe at Mumbai, tweeting that town appears like Pakistan occupied Kashmir and calling Mumbai Police a giant sham within the identify of a police drive, a bit of Bollywood has come out to strongly defend town in addition to its cops. The 33-year-old, Himachal Pradesh-born actress’s controversial statements on Mumbai and its police have triggered robust reactions.
“Why is Mumbai feeling like Pakistan-occupied- Kashmir,” Ranaut had tweeted, and tagged a September 1 information report the place Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut purportedly saidshe mustn’t come again to Mumbai if she was afraid of town police. She would require safety from Haryana or Himachal
Pradesh police and wouldn’t settle for safety from the Mumbai police to expose the “drug mafia in Bollywood”, Kangana Ranaut had stated.
Dia Mirza tweeted: “Mumbai meri Jaan. lived and worked here for almost twenty years. Moved here to live on my own at age 19. This city embraced me with open arms and kept me safe. A cosmopolitan, inclusive, diverse, beautiful city.”
Mumbai meri Jaan 🙏🏻 lived and labored right here for nearly twenty years. Moved right here to stay alone at age 19. This metropolis embraced me with open arms and saved me protected. A cosmopolitan, inclusive, numerous, lovely metropolis.
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) September 3, 2020
“Mumbai Hindustan hai,” Riteish Deshmukh wrote in Hindi.
मुंबई हिंदुस्तान है।
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) September 3, 2020
Meera Chopra expressed: “I am a Delhi girl and ive been living in #mumbai since last 5 years now. I can proudly say that this is the safest city and @MumbaiPolice is by far the most helpful police force ive seen!”
Iam a delhi lady and ive been residing in #mumbai since final 5 years now. I can proudly say that that is the most secure metropolis and @MumbaiPolice is by far probably the most useful police drive ive seen!
— meera chopra (@MeerraChopra) September 3, 2020
“You know what’s special about my city Bombay/Mumbai? You could spew venom on it but it will still welcome you with open arms. Learn magnanimity from this city,” filmmaker Hansal Mehta wrote, in a transparent handle to Kangana with out naming her.
You know what’s particular about my metropolis Bombay/Mumbai? You might spew venom on it however it’ll nonetheless welcome you with open arms. Learn magnanimity from this metropolis.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) September 3, 2020
“This City has seen everything from Riots, Serial Blasts, Underworld…Just consider the density, everyday threats to the city, the Chaos…but still this is how most of the Mumbai Police is, dignified and respectful! This is my Mumbai! No other place like this! #MumbaiMeriJaan,” shared director Vasan Bala.
Abhimanyu Dassani tweeted: “Mumbai Meri Jaan.”
Shruti Seth wrote: “Being a Bombay child I’ve always felt connected to the sea. In the past 5 months I had forgotten how therapeutic it is being close to the water. Such a sense of abundance. It must be the tides that draw people into this magical city & keep them from leaving. Sigh! I love Mumbai.
Maanvi Gagroo posted: “City of selection. No place I’d moderately be. I really like Mumbai. #gratitude #bombae #MumbaiMeriJaan.”
Singer Rekha Bhardwaj wrote: “I all the time say i LOVE AMCHI MUMBAI.”
While most celebs stopped at praising Mumbai and its police, some took a direct jibe at Kangana Ranaut.
Director Anil Sharma tweeted: “Threats by anybody he could b chief #sanjayraut or anybody is just not acceptable.. should b condemns, similar method if @KanganaCrew says that ‘Mumbai is feeling like Pakistani occupied kashmeer’ is just not acceptable ..Mumbai most most secure metropolis , fulfilled desires of many together with @KanganaCrew.”
In another tweet he wrote: “@KanganaCrew u could hv some problem with a politician however u cannot remark flawed for #MUMBAI. it is hurting, mumbai belongs to each one, a metropolis which has most freedom, Ye sapnon ki nagree hai, sabke sapne pura karti hai, aap bhi Jo hain mumbai ki vajha se hain , SO #RESPECTMUMBAI.”
Adding a political angle, Nagma tweeted: “If the #BJP govt had 2b thr in Maha thn she had to say this ? #Mumbai is the place which has liberally given max job alternatives to any1 coming frm any state in India, Bollywood has given her identify, fame whereas she made her Carrier in bollywood in Mum that is wht she gvs again!”
Meanwhile, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri sided with Kangana in a series of tweets. “Maharashtra govt and Mumbai Police ought to cease utilizing Bollywood junkies for picture makeover. Instead, they need to concentrate on Covid, potholes, anti-India mafia and Pakistan sponsored narco-terrorism. Balasaheb would have completed that,” he wrote.
In other tweets, he expressed how Mumbai Police came to his house after he had tweeted regarding the Palghar lynching case. “Only those that are towards the cleansing up of Bollywood would have any problem with @KanganaCrew It’s very apparent. As far as Mah Govt is anxious they despatched Mum Police to my home to intimidate & shut me up after I tweeted on Palghar Sadhus and inefficiency in tackling Covid.”
“All the Bollywoodiyas going gaga over Mumbai saved quiet when North Indians have been overwhelmed up by SS, Sadhus killed within the presence of Mah Police, Mumbai was infested by underworld. In reality, they made buddies with Mafia. Why do not they discuss towards Narco Terrorism in Mumbai? Guess?” Agnihotri tweeted.