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Kangana Ranaut files counter-complaint against Javed Akhtar

Known for her controversies, actor Kangana Ranaut on Monday filed a counter-complaint against lyricist Javed Akhtar in a Mumbai court alleging extortion and violation of privacy. The actor’s complaint was in retaliation to a defamation suit filed by Javed Akhtar against the Manikarnika actor for dragging his name into a television discussion in connection with...

Mumbai court asks Kangana Ranaut to appear in defamation case or face warrant

The metropolitan court adjudicating the defamation complaint against actress Kangana Ranaut by lyricist Javed Akhtar has warned the former to appear before it or else a warrant will be issued against her. During the hearing on Tuesday, Kangana Ranaut’s lawyer requested the court for exemption from appearance for the day citing health grounds. The actress...

Bombay HC dismisses Kangana Ranaut’s plea against defamation case by Javed Akhtar

The Bombay High Court had rejected a plea filed by actor Kangana Ranaut seeking quashing of the criminal defamation proceedings initiated by a lower court in Mumbai on the complaint of lyricist Javed Akhtar. The bench of Justice Revati Mohite Dere dismissed the plea by Kangana. Notably, the actor had challenged the defamation proceedings initiated...

Javed Akhtar becomes first Indian to win Richard Dawkins award

Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar has been awarded the prestigious Richard Dawkins award. He is the only Indian to receive the honour. Akhtar was later quoted by NDTV as saying that he did not expect the award. “I am surprised that the organisers were even listening to what I was saying about the Indian political climate....

After Swara-Anurag, Lyricist Javed Akhtar On Target of Trolls

The death toll has increased up to 38 in Delhi violence and more than 200 people are injured and are been given the treatment in hospital. Security forces have been deployed on a large scale in violence-hit areas. At the same time, the investigation of the case has been handed over to the SITs. Meanwhile,...

PM Modi is a Fascist, Such People Don’t Have Horns on Their Heads : Javed Akhtar

After implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act, people associated with Bollywood are constantly attacking the Modi government. In such a situation, famous lyricist Javed Akhtar and director Mahesh Bhatt are also criticizing the Modi government these days. Javed Akhtar called PM Modi a ‘fascist’ in an interview to Al Jazeera today. Akhtar was speaking to the...

Shabana Azmi’s Car Rams Into Truck on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi was injured in an accident on Saturday afternoon on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in Maharashtra’s Raigad district. According to the information received, she has sustained minor injuries on her face including neck and chin and near the eye. Shabana and the car’s driver were both rushed to MGM hospital in Navi Mumbai...

Why Javed Akhtar Said, ‘Die Hungry But Proud of You are Hindu’, Shashi Tharoor Shared Video

New Delhi: Famous songwriter, and former Rajya Sabha MP Javed Akhtar has been the subject of debate over opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act. In the meantime a video of one of his speeches is going viral on social media. In which they are literally assaulting the Modi government. Standing on the platform, Akhtar is...