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Published On: Wed, Sep 16th, 2020

Urmila Matondkar slams Kangana : Start Fighting Drugs from Your’s state Himachal Pradesh

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urmila-matondkar-targeted-kangana-ranaut-said-drugs-originated-from-himachal-they-should-start-with-their-kingdom_395364MUMBAI: Actress turn politician Urmila Matondkar is the latest celebrity to have slammed Kangana Ranaut for her comments criticising Mumbai. The Rangeela star has countered Kangana’s remarks on Mumbai and the alleged drug menace in Bollywood, by asking her to look at her home state first.
Urmila said that if Kangana wants to start a war against drug abuse, she should begin with her home state, Himachal Pradesh. “The entire country is facing the menace of drugs. Does she (Kangana) know Himachal is the origin of drugs? She should start from her own state.
Kangana recently invited a huge controversy when she called the Mumbai Police inefficient for the way they handled the Sushant Singh Rajput case. She added that she didn’t feel safe in the city anymore. Multiple celebrities had objected to her statement, including a few politicians.
Now, in an interview with India Today, Urmila said does she (Kangana) know Himachal is the origin of drugs? She should start from her own state”. “If one person shouts all the time, doesn’t mean the person is speaking the truth. Some people want to crib all the time and play the victim card and if all that fails, they play the woman card,” she added.
She also said that if Kangana knew about the drug menace in Bollywood, she should have informed the police. She asked, “Why did this person who has been given Y-security from the taxpayers’ money didn’t give information about the drug nexus to the police?”
The 46-year-old actress said she wouldn’t tolerate Kangana’s defamatory comments on Mumbai.”There’s no of doubt that Mumbai belongs to everyone. Whoever has loved the city and has given back to the city, it belongs to them As a daughter of the city, I will never tolerate any defamatory remark against it. When you make such comments you are not only insulting the city, but people of the state at large,” she said.
Kangana had compared Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir inher comments with relation to , which had triggered a spat between her and Maharashtra’s ruling party Shiv Sena.

Urmila, who contested the 2019 elections from Mumbai North constituency on a Congress ticket lashed out at movie star Kangana Ranaut over disparaging remarks about Mumbai and film industry veteran Jaya Bachchan with her claims of all-pervasive nepotism and widespread use of illegal drugs in Bollywood.
Though she said she did not support the demolition of the “Queen” star’s office by the Mumbai civic body shortly after her comments last week, Ms Matondkar asked why taxpayer money was being used for Kangana Ranaut’s security.

Ms Matondkar, 46, a former Congress leader who contested the Lok Sabha polls last year, also pointed out that if Ms Ranaut did indeed have information about illegal drugs in Bollywood should look to her state – Himachal Pradesh – and would be better served by going to the authorities rather than tweeting about it.
“Which girl from a civilised cultured house would use this kind of language? Like ‘kya ukhaad loge’, ‘kiska baap ka kya hai’, speaking about Jaya ji the way she did,” Ms Matondkar told In TV channel in an interview.
“Yes, what happened with her office and a certain word being used against her was completely condemnable. I would never stand up for such actions (but) The Y+ security has come from our money. Can we say due to Act of God we cannot pay taxes? We cannot,” she said.
“You cannot cross a certain line, speak ill of an industry that has made you everything. If some people are taking drugs or are drug addicts, you have no reason to compare it to mafia. When Kangana was not even born, Jaya ji was in the film industry. We’re talking about a lady here (Jaya Bachchan) who has herself been an icon. Which part of Indian culture tells you to lash out at people like this?” she said.
Kangana Ranaut had lashed out at Ms Bachchan, referring to her comments about the film industry in parliament that appeared to accuse Ms Ranaut of being thankless, using a Hindi proverb “jis thali mein khate hain usmein chhed karte hain”.
“What thali (plate) is Jaya ji referring to? The one that was offered was to appear in a two-minute role, a romantic scene, item numbers — and that too after sleeping with the hero? I taught the industry feminism, decorated the thali with patriotic films, this is my own plate Jaya ji, not yours,” Kangana Ranaut had tweeted in Hindi.
The subject of illegal drugs and banned substances in Bollywood made headlines after the Narcotics Bureau opened an investigation into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death in June. The agency has so far only arrested his girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, in this matter.
Ms Ranaut, against whom the Maharashtra government has also launched a drugs investigation, alleged that prominent actors were involved. Yesterday, however, the government told parliament it has “no actionable input” in this matter.

Ms Ranaut, 33, also made headlines after criticising Mumbai Police for their handling of the Sushant Rajput case and claiming that she no longer felt safe in Mumbai. Her comments triggered a furious backlash from Maharashtra’s ruling Shiv Sena.
Ms Ranaut, who on Monday left Mumbai to return to Himachal Pradesh, took a parting shot as she did so, saying she was leaving with a “heavy heart” after being “terrorised” with attempts to demolish her office. “Must say my analogy about PoK was bang on,” the actor said, in a sign the feud will likely rumble on.
(Mumbai Bureau with Agency Inputs ).


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