Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar on Tuesday filed a criminal complaint against Kangana Ranaut at a local court for her alleged defamatory and baseless comments, PTI reported. According to his complaint, Ranaut made the comments against him during television interviews.

Filing the complaint before the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate, Akhtar sought action against the ‘Queen’ actor for defamation under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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As per the complaint, the 33-year-old made baseless comments against the veteran poet-lyricist, which has caused damage to his reputation.

According to PTI, it added that Ranaut, following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, dragged Akhtar’s name while referring to a “coterie” existing in Bollywood.

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.