Kangana Ranaut 'mocks' Bilkis Bano in deleted tweet; Punjab lawyer sends notice, demands apology

In the now-deleted tweet, Kangana claimed that the elderly woman was available for hire to make an appearance in protests for Rs 100

Kangana Ranaut 'mocks' Bilkis Bano in deleted tweet; Punjab lawyer sends notice, demands apology

Actress Kangana Ranaut. Source: Instagram/Kangana.

Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, December 2

Kangana Ranaut has landed in legal trouble over her comment on Bilkis Bano, one of the Shaheen Bagh dadis.

In the now-deleted tweet, Kangana claimed that the elderly woman was available for hire to make an appearance in protests for Rs 100.

"Ha ha ha, she is the same dadi who featured in Time magazine for being the most powerful Indian... And she is available for 100 rupees. Pakistani journos have hijacked international PR for India in an embarrassing way. We need our own people to speak for us internationally," Ranaut had said in a tweet.

A screenshot of Kangana Ranaut's now-deleted tweet.

Now, a Zirakpur-based advocate has sent a legal notice to the actress for the deleted tweet.

(Also read: 73-year-old protester lashes out at Kangana Ranaut)

Expressing displeasure for making a "mockery of an old female", he sought an apology from Kangana on social media within a week.

Hakam Singh, serving in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, clarified that the "said lady was not a fake lady" in the notice.

He shared that her name was Mahinder Kaur, someone who has "always remained connected with fields and field work and is the wife of a farmer."

Legal Notice:

"That by using such lower remarks for the said lady, you have not only lowered down the prestige and image of the said lady, but you have also lowered down the image and prestige of each lady as well as of each person, who takes part in protests for a noble cause and for fighting their rights," the notice read.

It added, "That by tweeting in such a manner, the same also points towards the fact that the protests which are being conducted by farmers, is being conducted by bringing persons on rent. Such low thinking from you, who is herself is lady and celebrity, is not acceptable."

"That you have further made a mockery of the farmers who by putting their life at risk have been protesting for their rights. You have made a mockery of every protestor who takes part in any protest/procession and thus, have injured their feelings," it continued.

The advocate stated that Kangana Ranaut had "hurt the sentiments, image and repute of the said lady and hurt the sentiments of the farmers" with her photo.

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