Court orders inquiry against Kangana in defamation case

A local court has summoned the report till January 16, ordering a probe against actress Kangana Ranaut in connection with the complaint of defamation of lyricist Javed Akhtar.

Javed Akhtar said in a complaint against Kangana last month to the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate that the actress made derogatory and baseless allegations against her in a TV interview. He has demanded action against Kangana under appropriate sections of the law.

Javed Akhtar himself was also present during the court proceedings on Saturday. He said that Kangana made baseless remarks against Akhtar on national television and internet media, which has hurt his reputation. Akhtar has alleged that after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June this year, Kangana dragged his name to the alleged 'factionalism' in Bollywood.