Mumbai, Nov. 18 -- The Congress is contemplating legal action against actor Kangana Ranaut as her recent comments on India's independence and Mahatma Gandhi were "anti-national" and amounted to sedition, the party's Maharashtra unit chief Nana Patole, said on Wednesday.

"Our leaders have filed criminal cases against the actress. We are taking legal opinion over it to see what steps can be taken. We will move court against her," Patole told reporters here.

"There are some Hindi film actors who are given some awards and are being used to distort the historical facts. We are seeking a legal opinion on the matter. Once we arrive at a decision, the party will take its next stand regarding such coordinated attacks," he added.

Ranaut was rece...