The Bombay High Court has deferred star Kangana Ranaut’s petition for passport renewal till June 25.
Her lawyer was reprimanded by a division bench of Justice Prasanna B Varale and Justice Surendra P Tavade for filing a “vague” application and was ordered to revise it and add the Passport Authority of India as a party to the case. The high court bench dismissed a request to move the hearing forward.
Ranaut needs to be in Hungary from June 15 to August 30 to shoot her upcoming film ‘Dhakkad,’ according to the petition, which was submitted by counsel Rizwan Siddiquee.
The passport authority has raised an objection to renew/reissue it in light of a sedition case filed against her by Bandra Police, according to the plea. Kangana submitted her passport for renewal as it was about to expire on September 15, but the passport authority has raised an objection to renew/reissue it in light of a sedition case filed against her by Bandra Police, according to the plea.
Following the bench’s issuance of notices to respondents and announcement that the case will be heard next on June 25, Sidduquee requested an expedited hearing, claiming that filming had already begun and that the production firm had made “huge monetary investments.”
But the High court said, “It is about the production of the film. Her schedule can be arranged accordingly. Your application is vague. If the applicant was vigilant, she would have given all the details to the counsel. June 25 is the earlier date which we can grant you. It is hardly a question of one week.”