Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar. Image Credit: Supplied

Poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar has filed a criminal defamation complaint against Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut for her allegations against him in regards to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput during a television interaction.

The complaint filed before the Metropolitan Magistrate Court at Andheri stated that Ranaut, during an interview to an English news channel, said Bollywood was run by a mafia. She named Akhtar as one of the celebrities who was part of the mafia.

Akhtar alleged that the video of the interview was watched by millions on YouTube alone, thereby damaging his reputation, according to a report in livelaw.in.

The complaint is scheduled to be heard on December 3.