"Why would all those who had nothing to do with the freedom movement feel bad if some(one) calls our freedom just a ‘bheek’," tweets Javed Akhtar.
Without taking names, Javed Akhtar said Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan's case got more media attention than an alleged 'one billion dollar' drug recovery, referring to the seizure of 2,988 kg of heroin at Mundra Port in Gujarat.
The 76-year-old poet, lyricist and screenwriter triggered a controversy early this month when he told a news channel that right wing all over the world has an uncanny similarity.
An RSS worked has filed a defamation complaint against Bollywood writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar. The complaint is against Akhtar’s statement linking RSS to the Taliban.
She accused him of extortion and criminal intimidation for asking her to apologize to actor Hrithik Roshan. The Mumbai court would have issued an arrest warrant had Kangana skipped this hearing.
The court ruled in the favour of Kangana Ranaut's plea seeking exemption from personal appearance for the day in the criminal defamation complaint filed by lyricist Javed Akhtar. The next date has been set to 20th September
Kangana Ranaut has to be present for the next hearing in the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate's court on September 14.
On Monday, Javed Akhtar had poked fun at Shashi Tharoor's Hindi, after the latter had posted a video of himself singing a popular Kishore Kumar song.
The development comes after a BJP MLA demanded an apology from Akhtar over allegedly comparing the RSS with the Taliban.
An editorial in the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' slammed lyricist Javed Akhtar for comparing the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh with the Taliban.
The renowned Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhter had made these remarks during an interaction with a news channel.
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Last month, the Andheri metropolitan magistrate' court had issued summons to Kangana Ranaut, directing her to appear on March 1.
The court had issued summons to Kangana on February 1, and directed her to appear before it on March 1.
Akhtar, in his complaint, alleged that Ranaut had made defamatory comments against him in an interview, by dragging his name while referring to a 'coterie' existing in Bollywood.
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