The security at Kangana Ranaut's Manali residence has been beefed up after gunshots were heard near her residence. The Kullu district police immediately reached her house after the incident and deployed security at her house. While a preliminary investigation by the police did not immediately find evidence of mischief, the outspoken actress believes that it was meant to be a message conveyed to intimidate her, in context of her recent statements regarding the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
Talking about the incident the actress said, "I was in my bedroom, at about 11.30pm. We have three floors. We have a boundary wall, behind which there are apple orchards and a water body. I heard a cracker-like sound at 11.30. At first, I thought it must be a cracker. And then another shot happened, and I got a little alarmed since that sounded like a gunshot. I called my security in charge immediately. And I asked him, what happened? He said, it might be some children or something here, we will go around and see whether it was crackers or some other noise was there. Now this person maybe has never heard a bullet sound, but I have. He thought it maybe has something to do with some mischief. So they went around, but there was nobody there.
Now we were five people, and all these people here with me – they all felt it was a bullet noise. And this one doesn't have a cracker kind of noise. So we called the cops. They said maybe somebody in the orchard was trying to shoot bats, because the bats, they damage the apples. So it could have been that kind of a shot. So we gave that the benefit of doubt. And then this morning we called the orchard owners from the nearby areas and asked them if they had been here, near my house, and did they shoot any bullets at 11.30pm? And they said no, they haven't done any such activity. And my staff tells me that in so many years we've never seen people shooting bullets at bats or anything like that here in the apple orchards, for sure. And especially not at midnight. So we are just coming to conclusions. Let's see what this was, and if this is repeated again. I have heard the sound of a bullet and I think it was definitely a bullet, very intently fired twice, two shots with a gap of about eight seconds between them. And it was right opposite my room. So it seems like someone was behind the boundary walls, there's a jungle and a water body there.”