On Monday, a Mumbai court issued a bailable warrant against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut after she failed to appear before the court in a defamation case filed by poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar. The court had issued a summon to the actress a month ago.
Javed Akhtar in his complaint had alleged that Ranaut made defamatory statements on national and international television. He alleged that “it appears to be a clear campaign to malign and tarnish the reputation of the complainant (Akhtar) in the eyes of the general public”. The court had summoned Kangana based on this complaint. Akhtar had recorded his statement in January.
Akhtar had said that he was shocked to see Ranaut make false and derogatory statements on national television in an interview on July 19. He said that she attributed statements to him which were false and also gave her opinion on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death “without appearing to have any direct personal knowledge of the circumstances around his death”.