Javed Akhtar has alleged that actor Kangana Ranaut’s counsel’s on June 28 deliberately gave a misleading statement in the Bombay High Court to obtain favourable orders to get her passport renewed. Akhtar has now filed an intervention application against Kangana in court.

In the intervention application, Akhtar stated that he had filed a criminal defamation complaint against Ranaut in November 2020 over her remarks about him during a TV interview. He added that criminal proceedings were pending against the actor.

An excerpt from the application said, “In spite of knowledge of the criminal case (Akhtar’s complaint) pending before the magistrate’s court, Andheri, the petitioner no 1 (Ranaut) deliberately failed to disclose the same…With an intention to mislead and obtain a favourable order.”