Kangana Ranaut is 'dictating her own terms,' says court
In November 2020, lyricist Javed Akhtar filed a lawsuit against Kangana Ranaut
He claimed she made defamatory allegations about him in a televised interview, causing him to lose his job
Kangana Ranaut's request to be excused from defamation court hearings for the rest of her life was denied
Kangana Ranaut's request to be excused from defamation court hearings for the rest of her life was denied.
Kangana Ranaut's motion for 'permanent exemption' from appearing in the proceedings for a defamation case filed against her by Javed Akhtar was denied by Metropolitan Judge RR Khan. Kangana Ranaut, despite being a busy star, is still charged in the case, according to the Mumbai court.
The judgement stated, “Per contra, the accused is dictating her own terms for the trial of this case in the manner she likes. Admittedly, the accused cannot claim permanent exemption as of right. The accused has to follow the established procedure of law and terms and conditions of her bail bonds.” according to a PTI report.
The judgement stated, "Per contra, the accused is prescribing her own terms for the trial of this case in the manner she desires," according to a PTI report. The accused, admittedly, cannot claim automatic everlasting immunity. The accused must adhere to the legal procedure as well as the terms and conditions of her bail bonds."
“To date, the accused has not appeared with an intent to cooperate with the court for the trial of allegations levelled against her.”Magistrate Khan said.
In November 2020, lyricist Javed Akhtar filed a lawsuit against Kangana Ranaut. He claimed she made defamatory allegations about him in a televised interview, causing him to lose his job. Following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, he claims Kangana mentioned him when referring to a 'coterie' in Bollywood. Kangana subsequently filed a suit in the same court against Javed, alleging "extortion and criminal intimidation."
According to the article, Kangana requested a permanent exemption from appearance, claiming that she is one of the top actors in the Hindi film industry and that she must travel to many areas of the country as well as other destinations for professional obligations. "No doubt, being a celebrity, the accused is having her professional assignments, but she cannot forget that she is an accused in this case." the court noted in rejecting her application.
"For the fair progress of the trial, her cooperation is essential in the matter. It is pertinent to mention here that the accused has built up her mind that her presence, in this case, is not necessary and her advocate will look after the legal formalities," in the order, the court stated.
The court went on to say that excluding Kangana from a hearing would be unfair to Javed, who is a 'senior citizen.'