November 27 : The Bombay High Court on Friday set aside the demolition notice by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which was sent to Kangana Ranaut in September this year. The High Court stated that the demolition action that took place at the actress’ Mumbai office had malafide intent, and passed an order to appoint a valuer to ascertain the damage caused by the demolition.
Celebrating the victory, Kangana said, “When individual stands against the government and wins, it’s not the victory of the individual but it’s the victory of the democracy.” However, the High Court has also asked the Panga actress to exercise restraint.
The division bench of Justices S J Kathawalla and R I Chagla stated that BMC’s action was unauthorised. Back in September, BMC had alleged that the actress had indulged in unauthorised construction in her Mumbai office and demolished a portion of it. The court has also said that it has compared the photographs and did not find any unauthorised construction. The High Court stated that the civic body has act wrongfully and illegally against the rights of a citizen.
Taking to her Twitter handle, an elated Kangana further wrote. “Thank you everyone who gave me courage and thanks to those who laughed at my broken dreams. It’s only 'cause you play a villain so I can be a HERO.”
The Queen actress had filed the petition on September 9, when BMC had initiated the demolition process. On the same day, the court, through an interim order, had stayed the demolition work.