The Marathi actress Kranti Redkar Wankhede and wife of Narcotics Control Bureau Mumbai zone Chief Sameer Wankhede has issued several statements and extended her full support in the wake of the caste controversy of Wankhede, Kranti has also written a letter to Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray beseech justice. As per the reports, Kranti Redkar is Sameer Wankhede's second wife and the couple got married in 2017, 11 years after Sameer Wankhede's first marriage with Shabana Quraishi, which is also at the center of controversy. She also informed that the attack on Sameer Wankhede is well-planned as a number of people may benefit if her husband is removed from his current post.
On the accusation that Sameer Wankhede's first marriage was conducted according to Islamic rituals, but Kranti also said it is true and that does not prove that Sameer converted to Islam. The Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik has also released nikahnama, but the marriage was registered under the Special Marriage Act.
During the controversy, Kranti Redkar also shared the photos of her wedding with Sameer Wankhede and asserted that neither Sameer nor she ever converted to any other religion. Kranti made clear that her wedding was conducted according to Hindu rituals. Kranti Redkar also retaliates against the allegations of extortion, she said that they are not rich people and her husband Sameer Wankhede is an honest government officer and he is not after Bollywood.
Talking about the letter she has written to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, Kranti Redkar appealed to her Marathi identity and clarified Uddhav's father Balasaheb Thackeray would not have tolerated such a personal attack. She has written - "The personal attacks reflect the lowest level of politics. I trust you and feel that there will be no injustice against me or my family.”