Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has been summoned by the Juhu police of Mumbai in a defamation suit filed by lyricist Javed Akhtar. Police have asked them to appear on 22 January. Last year, Akhtar had filed a case on behalf of Kangana for making false statements.
Javed Akhtar had alleged that Kangana Ranaut had given to a media channel something that hurt his image. A recording of Kangana's statement was also heard on behalf of Akhtar in the court during the hearing. The lawyer said that Javed has built his reputation in 55 years and Kangana Ranaut has made some baseless comments against him on TV and social media to tarnish his image.
During the hearing, the court had instructed the police to investigate the matter in-depth and make a complete report and present it in the court by 16 January. On January 16, the police had asked for more time to submit the report of the investigation, after which the court extended the time for giving the report to February 1.
It is noteworthy that a defamation case has been registered on Kangana Ranaut's statement in which she claimed that Javed Akhtar had threatened her by calling her home and asked Hrithik Roshan to apologize. In December last year, Javed Akhtar had recorded his statement before the metropolitan court in Andheri.
Actress Kagan Ranaut had said in one of her tweets, "Javed Akhtar Ji called Kangana home and threatened to apologize to Hrithik Roshan. Mahesh Bhatt threw a slipper at Kangana as she did in Bhatt's film Was refused to play the role of the suicide bomber. He calls the Prime Minister a fascist .... Chachaji what are you both? "