Mumbai court summons Kangana Ranaut in defamation case filed by Javed Akhtar

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s problems seem to be increasing. A Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Mumbai on Monday issued summons to Kangana Ranaut for allegedly making controversial statements against famous lyricist Javed Akhtar. It is known that Javed Akhtar accused Kangana Ranaut that she made controversial statements against him during a TV interview, which has tarnished his image. The court has ordered Kangana Ranaut to appear on March 1.

Kangana’s problems in Javed Akhtar defamation case increased, court sent notice.

Let us tell you that Javed Akhtar had filed a defamation case against Kangana Ranaut, pleading for justice in the Magistrate Court. On December 3, the magistrate recorded the statement of Javed Akhtar. On Monday, the Juhu police filed a report before the court. Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate, RR Khan, today issued summons to Kangana on behalf of Javed Akhtar after hearing the report of Advocate Jai Kumar Bhardwaj, in which the actress allegedly tried to discredit him on national television against lyricist Javed Akhtar.

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Juhu Police Station has told Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate in Mumbai that the charges against actress Kangana Ranaut are being investigated further. The magistrate court had ordered the Juhu police to file a report in December 2020 after hearing Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar and his lawyer Niranjan Mundargi. The court further ordered the Juhu police to file a report by January 18, 2021, however, they sought time.

After the report was presented on Monday, the court said in a report submitted by advocate Jai Kumar Bhardwaj on behalf of Javed Akhtar that the crimes against Kangana were designed for further investigation. The Juhu police report included statements from the common witness – a doctor – who also testified that there was no conversation allegedly by Kangana Ranaut in the interview.

He informed the court that in the course of investigation, the Juhu police had issued summons to Kangana Ranaut, but she refused to answer the summons. Instead, she claimed that the investigation was biased in one of her tweets, Bhardwaj informed the court and also produced a video clip of the interview after reading the text of the interview to show the court what the video’s viewership was. Bhardwaj reiterated the complaint about the damage done by the interview which was aired and shared on YouTube. After going through the report, Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate RR Khan has summoned Kangana Ranaut. She will have to appear in court on March 1, 2021.

JAVED AKHTAR vs Kangana Ranaut

In a television interview, Kangana Ranaut interacted with Javed Akhtar at his home, where a doctor was also present. Javed Akhtar had told the court that Kangana had made defamation remarks against him in an interview with a television news channel. Earlier Niranjan Mundaragi had submitted that Javed Akhtar had built his reputation from scratch over the last 55 years and Kangana had made baseless comments against him on national television and social media, damaging his reputation. Javed Akhtar told the court that Kangana Ranaut dragged his name after referring to “coterie” in Bollywood after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June last year. Meanwhile, the doctor’s testimony has also been collected by the police.

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