Kangana Ranaut’s legal team has written to a court in Mumbai that the actor will appear in court on July 4 over a defamation complaint filed against her by Javed Akhtar.

Actor Kangana RanautThe legal team has assured a metropolitan magistrate in Mumbai that the actor will appear in court on July 4. The actor is to appear in court over a defamation complaint filed against her by lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar. Kangana’s team informed the court in writing at its most recent hearing on Monday about her appearance next week. Also read: Javed Akhtar responds to Kangana Ranaut case: ‘Khatam toh karna hai’

Javed Akhtar had filed the complaint in November 2020, alleging that Kangana made defamatory statements against him in a televised interview, which allegedly damaged his reputation.

According to a PTI report, when the case went to court on Monday in the Andheri metropolis, her lawyer asked for an exemption from the actor’s personal appearance for the day. The court then ordered Kangana’s legal team to file a file Pursis (written statement or information provided to the court regarding a pending case), stating that the accused will remain present at the next hearing date (July 4).

After the Pursis was filed by Kangana’s attorney, the court granted an exemption for the day. The court also reserved the hearing on a plea for the issuance of an injunction against Kangana until the next hearing, the report said.

In November 2020, Javed Akhtar filed the complaint after Kangana called him out in a TV interview. In his complaint, Javed claimed that Kangana took his name out during the interview while referring to a “coterie” that allegedly exists in Bollywood. Kangana’s TV Interview Was Linked To Actor’s Death Susant Singh Rajput in June 2020.

Sushant died at his home on June 14, 2020. His death sparked a number of controversies with central agencies such as CBI, NCB and ED investigating a number of cases ranging from complicity to suicide, drug use and embezzlement in connection with his death.

(With PTI inputs)

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