Kangana Ranaut granted bail in Javed Akhtar defamation case

Priyanka Bansal
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Kangana Ranaut granted bail in Javed Akhtar defamation case
Kangana Ranaut granted bail in Javed Akhtar defamation case

26 Mar 2021: Kangana Ranaut granted bail in Javed Akhtar defamation case

Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut received some legal respite on Thursday when a Mumbai court granted her bail in the criminal defamation case filed by lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar.

Earlier, when the 34-year-old actress didn't appear before a court despite summons, a bailable warrant was issued against her.

She visited the court recently, seeking the cancellation of the warrant. She requested bail and her plea was accepted.

Case: Akhtar had accused Ranaut of making derogatory statements against him

To recall, Ranaut's statements at a news show last year had landed her in legal trouble.

She had spoken about a meeting with Akhtar in 2016 while discussing the alleged suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Later, the veteran lyricist filed a complaint, alleging that derogatory statements were made against him and that she dragged his name while talking about a Bollywood "coterie."

Details: Ranaut had approached SC seeking transfer of cases to HP

Earlier, Ranaut, along with her sister Rangoli Chandel, had approached the Supreme Court requesting that the cases filed against the duo should be transferred to their home state Himachal Pradesh.

She cited the tension between her and the Maharashtra government, led by Shiv Sena, as a reason.

In the plea, they claimed the state government was harassing them.