Earlier, a Mumbai court had warned Ranaut that failure to look within the subsequent listening to (20 September) would result in an arrest warrant. Advocate Siddiqui had sought an exemption from look citing that Ranaut was sick on account of travelling and needed to be examined for COVID-19. After Kangana Ranaut appeared in courtroom on Monday, the matter was adjourned to fifteen November.
Javed Akhtar had filed a defamation case in opposition to Ranaut in 2020 accusing her of defamation referring to feedback she made throughout an interview on Republic TV, after late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise.
On Thursday (9 September), the Bombay Excessive Court docket had dismissed a plea filed by Kangana Ranaut which sought to quash the prison proceedings initiated in opposition to her based mostly on Akhtar’s criticism.
Ranaut’s counsel had argued that the Justice of the Peace had ordered an inquiry in opposition to his shopper “mechanically,” however Javed Akhtar’s lawyer Jay Bharadwaj maintained that “the Justice of the Peace had utilized his thoughts to direct an inquiry after analyzing Mr Akhtar’s criticism”.
Justice Revati Mohiti-Dere mentioned that she discovered no procedural irregularities within the Justice of the Peace courtroom’s proceedings.