Mumbai court orders probe against Kangana
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
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.”