Akhtar had filed a criminal complaint against Ranaut Kangana in Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate’s court last month for making derogatory and unfounded allegations about him in a TV interview. He demanded action against the actress under the relevant sections of the law.
Akhtar’s lawyer Niranjan Mundargi said that the magistrate court on Saturday asked the Juhu police to investigate the case and submit the report by January 16. Lyricist Javed Akhtar was present in the court during the hearing.
55 Akhtar’s reputation has been damaged over the yearsThe lyricist’s lawyer argued that Akhtar has built his reputation in the last 55 years. He said that Ranaut made baseless comments against him on TV and social media, which damaged his reputation.
In his complaint, Akhtar alleged that after the alleged death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June this year, Ranaut also dragged his name, referring to a ‘troupe’ in Bollywood.
It said that Kangana Ranaut also claimed that Akhtar had also threatened her not to speak about her alleged relationship with actor Hrithik Roshan. It was said in the complaint that all these statements made by Ranaut were seen by lakhs of people and this tarnished Javed Akhtar’s reputation.