Mumbai: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday that the Himachal Pradesh government has decided to provide security to Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut.
The development comes a day after Ranaut’s father wrote to the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister asking him to provide security to his daughter in the light of her recent incident with Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut.
“Kangna Ranaut is a daughter of our state and her security is of utmost importance for us. After assessing her security threat, we have taken a decision that security would be deployed at her residence in Manali and if needed we are ready to give her security out of state also,” Thakur said in a virtual press conference here.
Actor Kangana Ranaut is daughter of our state. Her father has written to me, expressing his concerns over her security. I have informed my DGP, to assess the threat & take appropriate action. A police team will be deployed with her in Manali, today: Himachal Pradesh CM JR Thakur pic.twitter.com/v7lwXb6n5M
— ANI (@ANI) September 7, 2020
Thakur thanked the Union Home Ministry for providing security cover to Kangana Ranaut by the Central Reserve Police Force CRPF. He said that a team of CRPF commandos along with the assistant commandant was on the way to Manali along with the support staff.
Earlier in the day, the central government approved “Y” level security for Ranaut. Responding to the reports, Ranaut on Twitter thanked Home Minister Amit Shah, thanking him for providing security.
“This is proof that no fascist will be able to crush a patriot’s voice. I am thankful to Amit Shah Ji. If he wanted, he could’ve asked me to postpone my visit to Mumbai in view of the circumstances. But he respected the work of a daughter of India,” she had tweeted in Hindi.
ये प्रमाण है की अब किसी देशभक्त आवाज़ को कोई फ़ासीवादी नहीं कुचल सकेगा,मैं @AmitShah जी की आभारी हूँ वो चाहते तो हालातों के चलते मुझे कुछ दिन बाद मुंबई जाने की सलाह देते मगर उन्होंने भारत की एक बेटी के वचनों का मान रखा, हमारे स्वाभिमान और आत्मसम्मान की लाज रखी, जय हिंद 🙏 https://t.co/VSbZMG66LT
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) September 7, 2020
This comes amid an ongoing war of words between Sanjay Raut and Kangana Ranaut following her remarks that she feels unsafe in Mumbai after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.