Metropolitan Justice of the Peace RR Khan rejected Kangana Ranaut’s application through which she sought ‘permanent exemption’ from showing in the hearings for a defamation case filed towards her by Javed Akhtar. The Mumbai courtroom stated that whereas Kangana perhaps a busy celebrity, she is nonetheless an accused in the case. (Also learn: Kangana Ranaut pulls up at Javed Akhtar case listening to in pink saree, calls it ‘facing hyenas in style’)
As per a report in PTI, the order 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.”.
Magistrate Khan added, “Till date, the accused has not appeared with an intent to cooperate with the court for the trial of allegations levelled against her.”
Lyricist Javed Akhtar filed the grievance towards Kangana in the courtroom in November 2020. He had claimed that she had made defamatory statements towards him in a tv interview, which broken his fame. He stated that Kangana made mentions of him whereas referring to a ‘coterie’ current in Bollywood, following the loss of life of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Kangana then additionally filed a grievance towards Javed in the similar courtroom, for alleged “extortion and criminal intimidation”.
As per the report, Kangana sought everlasting exemption from look, saying she is considered one of the prime most actresses of the Hindi movie business and she or he must journey to completely different components of the nation and worldwide places for skilled commitments. The courtroom, nonetheless, rejected her application and stated, “No doubt, being a celebrity, the accused is having her professional assignments, but she cannot forget that she is an accused in this case.”
“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,” the courtroom stated in the order.
The courtroom added that exempting Kangana from showing for listening to would be unfair to Javed, who is a ‘senior citizen’.