Kangana Ranaut and Javed Akhtar
Kangana Ranaut and Javed Akhtar Image Credit: IANS

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has hit a roadblock in her defamation case filed by poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar.

According to a report in Indian Express, a sessions court on Wednesday rejected two pleas filed by Ranaut seeking to transfer proceedings to another magistrate court. Currently, both the proceedings of a defamation case by Akhtar and a counter-complaint by Ranaut alleging extortion are before the Andheri metropolitan magistrate court.

Kangana Ranaut
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In her plea to transfer the case, she claimed that she wasn’t confident about justice being served fairly in the Andheri court and had ‘lost faith’.

In 2020, Akhtar had filed a defamation case against the ‘Lock Upp’ host following her interview to a television channel regarding the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

A year later, Ranaut filed a counter-complaint against Akhtar alleging he had criminally intimidated her.

Ranaut had made incriminating remarks against Akhtar on an interview aired on Republic TV. Following that interview, Akhtar filed a complaint against the actress.

Ranaut is busy promoting ‘Lock Upp’, a reality show that she’s currently hosting. She’s also working on ‘Tanu Weds Manu 3’.