Even as actor Kangana Ranaut appeared before a magistrate court in the defamation case filed by Javed Akhtar, her lawyer said she too had filed a case against the veteran Bollywood lyricist. In her complaint, Ranaut has accused him of extortion and criminal intimidation, among other charges.
She has alleged that in a public dispute with her co-star Hrithik Roshan, Akhtar called her sister and her to his house at Juhu and threatened her and forced her to tender a written apology.
Ranaut’s plea against Akhtar said, “The said accused (Akhtar) even had the audacity to then force me to tender a written apology to my said co-star (Roshan), thus, forcefully seeking to create a document (valuable security) in favour of my co-star.”
She said instead of being apologetic, the defamation case was filed against her. “I state that my family has now permitted me to proceed with this complaint against the accused,” Ranaut’s plea said.