Kangana Ranaut has approached the Bombay High Court after the passport office reportedly raised objections to her passport renewal due to a FIR filed against her in the Munawar Ali case.The Dhaakad Star’s passport is set to expire on September 15. During this time, the actress had to fly to Budapest for the filming of Dhaakad, which took place from June 15 to August 30, 2021. As a result, she had applied for a passport renewal at the Regional Passport Office. The application is scheduled to be considered by Bombay High Court today.
According to a Times Of India report, the administration objected to the actress’s passport renewal after she revealed a FIR against her in the Munawar Ali case for her social media posts. As a result, the actress approached the Bombay High Court for an order directing the renewal of her passport. She further asked the court to certify that “the magistrate’s order and FIR under review before the HC would not compromise her rights” to renew her passport. Kangana’s lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquee, informed the Bombay High Court that when the actress requested for renewal, the authorities said that they were unable to renew it without an appropriate Court order, citing the FIR against the actress.
Kangana’s travel plans were also revealed to the court, with the lawyer stating, “She had a schedule to travel to Budapest, Hungary from the 15th of June, 2021 through the 30th of August, 2021 in order to finish the second shooting schedule of a Hindi Film, Dhaakad.” However, due to a scheduling issue, the actress was unable to attend. The lawyer emphasised that Kangana must be present for the shoot in order to fulfil her commitments, as the production house has made significant investments in the shoot.
The FIR was filed against Kangana and her sister Rangoli Chandel in 2020, saying that their social media messages were intended to incite communal violence. However, when both sisters filed an appeal to dismiss the FIR, the Court gave them both protection from arrest and coercive action by Mumbai Police.
Kangana just returned to Mumbai after spending time with her family in Manali. Since her return, the actress has been spotted in the city a few times. Kangana is now working on Thalaivi, Dhaakad, and Tejas.