In 2020, when Kangana Ranaut was supposed to visit Mumbai, she was granted Y+ security by the Indian government. But do you know, why she was given the security cover by the government? Below is all you need to know.
After a huge political dispute between Kangana Ranaut and the Maharashtra government, the Home Ministry granted Y+ security to the actress before her visit to Mumbai on September 9, 2020. The actress had said that she feels threatened in the state and her security level might be upgraded by the government.
Last year, Kangana Ranaut was in a continuous spat with the Maharashtra government over the death investigation of Sushant Singh Rajput. The argument took an ugly turn when BMC demolished her office, and the demolition is said to be politically motivated.
For the unversed, Y+ security level is a detail of 11 personnel guarding one person, including 2-4 commandos and police personnel and a convoy of 2-3 vehicles. The security costs around 15 lakhs per month to the government. When the security was given to the actress, she was criticized for misusing the money of taxpayers.
Kangana was given security at the request of her father. Her father requested the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh, her native place. The request was forwarded to the Central government and Home Ministry, which decided to secure her with 10-11 armed commandos 24*7. The chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur announced that Kangana’s father said that her daughter’s take on social issues has caused ‘heartburn’ to some people in Maharashtra. Hence, she needs security.
On 7th September 2021, Kangana was granted security after she compared Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. She criticized the Mumbai police and said that Mumbai is nothing less than POK for her. She was warned not to come to Maharashtra or she won’t be able to safely, by Shiv Sena workers. However, after landing safely in Chandigarh, the actress tweeted that she survived. She wrote that there was a time when she felt her mother’s touch in Mumbai. However, the situation is not the same now.