Famous poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar has filed a defamation complaint against the most rebellious Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for making derogatory and baseless comments against him during an interview. Kangana and sister Rangoli are also summoned in a separate matter by Mumbai police on Tuesday.
Javed Akhtar has filed a complaint before a metropolitan magistrate in west Mumbai’s Andheri and has sought strict action against the actress under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code.
In the defamation complaint, Javed Akhtar has accused Ranaut of making baseless comments to damage his reputation. Akhtar has also alleged that the actress had dragged his name unnecessarily while commenting on the Sushant Singh Rajput death case and mentioning “coterie” in Bollywood. The plea is expected to be heard on December 3.
Kangana has been quite vocal in criticizing Bollywood over nepotism and lack of transparency.
In another complaint filed by a Bollywood casting director and fitness trainer, Munawwar, Ali Sayyed, Mumbai police summoned Kangana and her sister, Rangoli, for spreading enmity and communal hatred through their tweets.
They are asked to appear before police for investigation on November 9 and 10.