Mumbai Police summons Kangana Ranaut in Javed Akhtar defamation case

Javed Akhtar has filed a complaint, alleging that Kangana Ranaut had made defamatory comments against him in a TV interview.

UPDATED: January 21, 2021 11:00 IST

he Mumbai Police has summoned actress Kangana Ranaut in a defamation case filed by veteran poet, lyricist, political activist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar at Andheri Court.

Ranaut has been asked to be present on Friday (January 22) before Juhu Police officers, who are investigating the case. The court had asked Juhu Police to investigate the defamation case filed by Akhtar against Ranaut, and submit the report to the court.

On December 19, the court had ordered Juhu Police to investigate the defamation case filed by Akhtar, and submit the report on January 16, however, the cops had sought more time from the court in the latest hearing. The Juhu Police has now initiated investigations in the matter and, therefore, have called Ranaut for questioning.

The next hearing is at Andheri Court on February 1, and the cops will file a report by then, said sources.

Akhtar has alleged that Ranaut’s interview to the media has “tarnished his image publicly”.

In the interview, Ranaut had spoken about her conversation with Akhtar at his house, where a doctor was also present. Akhtar and Kangana are claiming different things regarding the case, however, the doctor, a witness in the case, can tell what exactly happened. The doctor is known to both Akhtar and Ranaut. According to the court, police must question the doctor and attach his comments with the report.

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