Bombay High Court dismisses Kangana Ranaut's plea in case filed by Javed Akhtar
The Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed actress Kangana Ranaut's petition for quashing of criminal defamation proceedings started against her by a Mumbai court based on lyricist Javed Akhtar's complaint. On September 1, the court reserved its decision on Ranaut's petition. In an interview conducted by anchor Arnab Goswami for Republic TV on July 19, 2020, Akhtar accused Ranaut of tarnishing his impeccable image by bringing up his name in the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Ranaut filled petition in HC seeking to overturn the magistrate’s decision ordering the police to investigate Akhtar’s complaint. Ranaut's lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquee, and Akhtar's lawyer, Jay Bharadwaj, pleaded in their clients' defence.