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Undue importance being given to Kangana’s remarks: Pawar

Undue importance is being attached to the statements made by Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Wednesday without naming her.

He said people are not taking her remarks seriously.

The former Union minister also said that he does not take seriously the threat calls he received earlier this week.

Ranaut waded into controversy after she recently likened Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and said she feared the city police more than the “movie mafia”.

“We are giving undue importance to those making such statements. We will have to see what influence such statements have on the people at large,” Pawar told reporters.

“In my opinion, people do not take seriously (such statements),” the veteran leader said. Pawar said the people of Maharashtra and Mumbai have “years of experience” of how the state and city’s police work.

“They (people) know the performance of the police. And hence, we need not pay heed to what one says,” he added.

Asked about the threat calls he received, Pawar said, “I have just been given the record of threat calls I received and from where those were made.

“I have received calls in the past too. We don’t take it seriously,” the leader added.