On November 3, the Mumbai Police had issued fresh summons to Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel to appear for investigations this week. While Kangana was called on November 9, Rangoli was to appear on November 10 before the Bandra Police. These are the second summons to the sisters after they remained absent on October 26-27 for probe in a first information report lodged against them which includes sedition charges. To the reason for skipping the previous summons, their lawyer had sent a letter to Bandra Police seeking a postponement as the sisters were busy with their brother's wedding then.
Now, Kangana's team has replied again and given the same reason for their absence, the second time in a row. Their note read, "There is a marriage in home, can't come on 10th Nov, Will be in Mumbai after 15th Nov"
The sisters were directed to come to Bandra Police Station on November 9-10, nearly three weeks after the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate J.Y. Ghule took cognizance of Sayyed's complaint and ordered an FIR to be registered against the siblings on October 17.
A Bollywood casting director and fitness trainer, Sayyed had accused Kangana and Rangoli of defaming the film industry, portraying the people working in it in a bad light with claims of nepotism, drug addiction, communal bias, attempting to drive a wedge between artistes of different communities, calling them murderers, insulting religions, etc, on the social media and through public statements.
In his complaint, he also charged the Ranaut sisters of seeking to create a Hindu-Muslim divide through objectionable comments, citing Rangoli's "make the mullas and secular media stand in line and shoot them down; the history may call us Nazis, who cares" remarks.