Marathi actress Ketaki Chitale who posted an “offensive” post against Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar has been detained by Thane police, officials said on Saturday. The development followed a complaint registered with Kalwa police by NCP leader Swapnil Netke against Chitale who posted a Marathi verse denigrating Pawar and resulting in a political furore.
Chitale shared a poem penned by advocate Nitin Bhave on her Facebook wall that kicked off a political row and the actress has been hugely trolled for the foul language used in the verse.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray also slammed her, saying such things have “no place in Marathi culture, and I strongly condemn it”.
“Differences of view must be fought on an ideological level…. I have disagreements with Sharad Pawar, but such writings display a deranged mind and it must be curbed on time,” he said in a statement.