The legal troubles of controversial Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon as another lawsuit has been filed against her in a Mumbai court. The complainant is renowned Bollywood writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar.
According to Live Law, Javed Akhtar has filed a criminal defamation complaint against Kangana Ranaut over her remarks dragging his name in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. He has filed the complaint before the Metropolitan Magistrate at Andheri in Mumbai.
As per the complaint filed by him, Akhtar has taken objection to certain remarks made by the actress during an interview with Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV.
Javed Akthar files criminal defamation complaint against Kangana Ranaut over her remarks dragging his name to Sushant Singh Rajput death.
Complaint filed before the Metropolitan Magistrate at Andheri, Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/K7jjOhD5cL
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He has argued that the video interview given by Ranaut has garnered views in lakhs and has affected his reputation.
Javed Akhtar’s complaint is one of the many that have been filed against the controversial actress in the past couple of weeks. Several Bollywood entities and Mumbai Police have filed defamation cases against her.
Mumbai Police issue fresh summons to Kangana, her sister
Earlier today, the Mumbai Police issued fresh summons to Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel to appear for investigations next week. While Kangana has been called on November 9, Rangoli has to appear on November 10 before the Bandra Police, said lawyer Ravish Zamindar.
These are the second summons to the sisters after they remained absent on October 26-27 for probe in a first information report lodged against them which includes sedition charges, he said.
Before the sedition case, Bollywood casting director and fitness trainer, Munawwar Ali Sayyed had accused Kangana and Rangoli of defaming the film industry, portraying the people working in it in a bad light with claims of nepotism, drug addiction, communal bias, attempting to drive a wedge between artistes of different communities, calling them murderers, insulting religions, etc, on the social media and through public statements.
In his complaint, he also charged the Ranaut sisters of seeking to create a Hindu-Muslim divide through objectionable comments, citing Rangoli’s “make the mullas and secular media stand in line and shoot them down; the history may call us Nazis, who cares” remarks.
Source: Times Now