A Mumbai
session court on Monday rejected a plea file by Bollywood actor
Kangana Ranaut against the proceedings initiated against her pertaining to a
defamation complaint lodged by noted
writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar.

The dismissal was ruled by Additional Sessions Judge S U Baghele and the detailed copy of the order would be made available soon, reported PTI.

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The plea filed by ‘Queen’ actor sought dismissal of the legal proceedings and summons issued by
the magistrate’s court in connection with the case.

Javed Akhtar filed a defamation complaint against Kangana Ranaut in November 2020 alleging defamatory and baseless comments against him during television interviews. He filed Filing the complaint before the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate.

In the complaint, the writer alleged that Ranaut dragged his name while referring to a “coterie” existing in Bollywood following the nepotism and favourtism debate that erupted after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June last year.

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The complaint also said that Kangana alleged Akhtar had threatened her to not speak about her alleged relationship with actor Hrithik Roshan.

Akhtar claimed that all the statements made by Kangana on him had tarnished her reputation he built after working hard for 55 years.