Mum­bai court or­ders probe against Kan­gana

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In a sig­nif­i­cant de­vel­op­ment, a Mum­bai court has or­dered the city po­lice to in­ves­ti­gate a com­plaint against Bol­ly­wood ac­tress Kan­gana Ra­naut and her sis­ter Ran­goli Chan­del for al­legedly spread­ing com­mu­nal ha­tred and false­hoods.

The or­der by Ban­dra 12th Court Mag­is­trate Jaidev Ghule came in a plea by Mu­nawwar­ali alias Sahil A Sayyed, a Bol­ly­wood cast­ing direc­tor, said his lawyer Rav­ish F Za­min­dar.

“The court di­rected the Ban­dra po­lice sta­tion of­fi­cials to probe the mat­ter un­der Sec­tion 156 (3) of the CRPC and take nec­es­sary ac­tion,” ad­vo­cate Za­min­dar said.

Among other things, Sayyed ac­cused Kan­gana and Ran­goli of de­fam­ing Bol­ly­wood, at­tempt­ing to cre­ate a rift be­tween artistes of dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties, in­sult­ing re­li­gions on so­cial me­dia and through pub­lic state­ments.

When he tried to com­plain to the Ban­dra po­lice on Septem­ber 16, Sayyed claimed, po­lice re­fused to en­ter­tain his com­plaint af­ter which he sent an­other one to Deputy Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice (Zone XI), point­ing out al­leged lapses of the Ban­dra po­lice. He then moved the Ban­dra court for ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tion.

A Con­necti­cut Yan­kee in King Arthur’s Court (1949) with Bing Crosby, Fleming be­came im­mensely pop­u­lar with pro­duc­ers be­cause of her vivid hues. It was an at­trac­tion she would later re­gret.

“Sud­denly my green eyes were green. My red hair was flam­ing red. My skin was porce­lain white,” Fleming re­marked in a 1990 in­ter- view. “There was sud­denly all this at­ten­tion on how I looked rather than the roles I was play­ing.

“I’d been painted into a corner by the stu­dios, who never wanted more from me than my look­ing good and waltz­ing through a pa­rade of films like The Red­head and the Cow­boy.”

Fleming pos­sessed a fine singing voice, and later in her ca­reer sang on­stage in Las Ve­gas and in a tour­ing act.

At 19 she was awarded a six­month con­tract at the stu­dio of David O. Selznick and a new name: Rhonda Fleming. She played a bit part in the 1944 wartime drama Since You Went Away, and then Al­fred Hitch­cock chose her to play a nympho­ma­niac in Spell­bound, star­ring In­grid Bergman and

Gre­gory Peck.

She re­mained a star for 15 years, but ex­cept for the Lan­cas­t­er­dou­glas Gun­fight at the OK Cor­ral, most of her per­for­mances came in B pic­tures that ex­ploited her looks. “I made the mis­take of do­ing lesser films for good money,” she re­flected in a 1976 in­ter­view. “I was hot, but I didn’t have the guid­ance or back­ground to judge for my­self.”

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