Kangana Ranaut skips hearing in Javed Akhtar’s defamation case; Court warns ‘Thalaivii’ actress with an arrest warrant – Eagles Vine

Kangana Ranaut is facing dire consequences for not attending a hearing in the Javed Akhtar vs Kangana Ranaut defamation case. She had to make a personal appearance before the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate’s court. Her lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee stated that the actress has been constantly travelling and since she is unwell, Kangana has been asked to do a Covid test. Following this the actress was granted relief.

The next hearing of this is scheduled for September 20 and the court has reportedly ordered that if Kangana Ranaut fails to appear, an arrest warrant will be issued against her. Her counsel had apparently sought a week’s time from the court and even stated that Kangana Ranaut will be available for the virtual hearing of the matter.

During a recent hearing of this matter, Kangana’s lawyer had stated that lyricist Javed Akhtar had called the actress and her sister, Rangoli Chandel, with the help of a doctor commonly known to both of them. On his part, Javed Akhtar reportedly maintained that he tried to ‘advise and pacify’ Kangana Ranaut to settle her issues with Hrithik Roshan. He also stated that Kangana did not listen to him and said that she will handle the issue as per her choice.

Last year Javed Akhtar had filed a case following Kangana’s alleged ‘defamatory and baseless comments’ against him during a television interview. In December 2020, the court directed the Juhu police to conduct an inquiry into Akhtar’s complaint and subsequently an offence of defamation was prima facie made out and the court initiated criminal proceedings against the actress. Last week, the Bombay High Court had dismissed the plea filed by Kangana, seeking to quash the defamation case filed against her, based on the lyricist Javed Akhtar’s complaint.


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