Javed Akhtar submits his statement against Kangana Ranaut in defamation case, actress says 'single woman fighting against Bullywood suicide gang'

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Actress Kangana Ranaut on Friday reacted to legal notices piling up against her. Her reaction comes after the Metropolitan Magistrate court, Andheri on Thursday recorded the statement of lyricist Javed Akhtar in connection with his the complaint of defamation against Kanaga for her comments on him during an interview. His statement was recorded by the magistrate under the process of verification of the complaint. The writer and poet had approached the court last month.

After the verification, the court would now hear his lawyer Niranjan Mundargi over the admission of the complaint. If admitted the court would take cognizance of the complaint and issue notice to Kangana. Javed has through his lawyer filed a private complaint on November 2 against the actor under section 499 (Defamation) and section 500 (punishment for defamation) of Indian Penal Code. Javed has claimed that he has been in the industry for more than 25 years and Kangana has defamed him during a television interview claiming that he had threatened her to withdraw case against Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan. He contended that Kangana has called him part of ‘suicide gang’ and claimed that he had threatened her saying if she didn’t back out she will have no option but to die by suicide.

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Reacting to an article on Javed's complaint, Kangana tweeted, "Single woman/lone warrior fighting against Bullywood suicide gang, drug mafia, fascist government, tukde gang all at once, I may have chosen a difficult life but it’s an honour to awaken my nation to all the threats we face against our unity and integrity."

On another article on DSGMC's legal notice, Kangana tweeted, "Film mafia filed many cases on me, last night Javed Akhtar filed one more, Maharashtra government filing one case every hour now congress in Punjab is also joined the gang.... Lagta hai mujhe mahan banake he dum lenge (I think they will take a break only after making me great.) Thank you," 

Earlier on Friday, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee sent a legal notice to Kangana, seeking an "unconditional apology" for her "derogatory" tweets against farmers and activists involved in the farmers protest against the Centre's three Farm Laws, the committee's president. "We have sent a legal notice to Kangana Ranaut for her derogatory tweet calling the aged mother of a farmer as a woman available for Rs 100. Her tweets portray farmers protest as anti-national. We demand an unconditional apology from her for her insensitive remarks on farmers protest," Manjinder Singh Sirsa, President of DSGMC tweeted.

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