Mumbai Court on Kangana Ranaut skipping hearing in Javed Akhtar defamation case, says she might be a celebrity but she is also an accused

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Published by Simnan on 24 Mar 2022

Kangana Ranaut’s petition seeking permanent exemption from appearing in the court during the hearing of the case filed by Javed Akhtar was previously rejected by Andheri metropolitan magistrate. The court also pointed out that the actress may be busy with professional assignments but she cannot forget that she is an accused in this case.

Reportedly, The actress has arrived only twice in court in this case, once when the case was taken on board and once when she contended bias against the magistrate. As per the news portal, Magistrate RR Khan remarked that Kangana has not been present for the framing of a particular offence and has been reportedly ‘dictating her own terms for the trial of this case in the manner she likes’. While denying her permanent exemption petition Magistrate quoted that Kangana has to the established procedure of law and terms and conditions of her bail bonds and further added that she is a celebrity and may have her professional assignments but she cannot forget that she is an accused in this case.

Back in 2020, Javed Akhtar had filed a defamation complaint against Kangana following her interview after the untimely death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The actress had claimed that Akhtar belonged to the “suicide gang” of Bollywood, who had shoved “outsiders” like her to end their life. Soon after, Javed Akhtar filed a defamation complaint against Kangana at the Magistrate court. At current, this case poses a point where accusations have to be framed against the actress.

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