Mumbai court on Monday issued summons to actor Kangana Ranaut after the city police informed it that an offence of defamation, as alleged by lyricist Javed Akhtar against the actress is made out and further probe into it is required. Javed Akhtar alleged that Ranaut had made defamatory comments against him in an interview, by dragging his name while referring to a ‘coterie’ existing in Bollywood.
The Andheri metropolitan magistrate in December 2020 directed the Juhu police here to conduct an inquiry into the complaint filed by Javed Akhtar against the actress before the court in November last year. The police on Monday submitted their report to the court, stating that offences alleged by Javed Akhtar against Ranaut are made out for further investigation.
Following the report Magistrate R R Khan, issued summons to Ranaut and a hearing from the court on March 1. Javed Akhtar in his plea claimed that the “baseless comments” made by Ranaut had caused damage to his reputation.