ACTOR Kangana Ranaut has amended her petition before the Bombay High Court to seek a compensation of Rs 2 crore from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for “illegal” demolition at her bungalow. After the BMC demolished what it termed as illegal alterations at the ‘Queen’ actor’s bungalow at Pali Hill in suburban Bandra on September 9, Ranaut moved the High Court.
A division bench led by Justice S J Kathawalla had stayed the demolition, saying that the civic body’s actions seemed “malafide” (having dubious intentions). In her amended plea, Ranaut alleged that the BMC’s decision to demolish her property was a direct consequence of her comments against Maharashtra Government. Recently, she has been “at loggerheads with the Government of Maharashtra regarding her views over the handling of certain issues which impact the public in general,” it added.