Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh/Mumbai, November 4
Kangana Ranaut has reacted to the criminal complaint filed against her by lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar.
On Tuesday, the Bollywood lyricist filed a case against the 33-year-old in a local Mumbai court for allegedly making “defamatory and baseless comments” against him in television interviews on the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
The actress shared the tweet of Shiv Shena leader Sanjay Raut addressing the issue.
“Ek thi sherni… aur bhediyon ka jhund (there once was a lioness… and a pack of wolves),” Kangana wrote while sharing Raut’s tweet. The politician had written: “Lyricist Javed Akhtar files criminal complaint against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for making defamatory statements on national and international television. The complaint has been filed before the Metropolitan Magistrate at Andheri, Mumbai.”
एक थी शेरनी ….. और एक भेड़ियों का झुंड । https://t.co/uSGd4KBmwl
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) November 3, 2020
Meanwhile, Akhtar filed the complaint before the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate, seeking action against Ranaut under the relevant provisions of the IPC for defamation.
As per the complaint, Ranaut had recently made certain baseless comments on Akhtar which has caused damage to the reputation of the veteran poet-lyricist.
It added that Ranaut dragged Akhtar’s name while referring to a “coterie” existing in Bollywood following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June.
She had also claimed that Akhtar had threatened her to not speak about her alleged relationship with actor Hrithik Roshan, it said.
All these statements made by Ranaut have garnered views in lakhs and thus tarnished Akhtar’s reputation, the complaint said. — With PTI