New Delhi: Actress Kangana Ranaut’s bailable arrest warrant has been issued in a defamation case filed by renowned Indian singer Javed Akhtar.

According to Indian media reports, a local court in Mumbai on March 1 issued an arrest warrant for Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for not appearing in court in a defamation case.

It is to be noted that singer Javed Akhtar had filed a petition in which he alleged that Kangana Ranaut had ridiculed him.

Declaring Javed Akhtar’s plea admissible, the court had ordered Kangana Ranaut to appear on March 1. However, Javed Akhtar reached the court today with his lawyer but Kangana Ranaut did not appear in the court after which the court granted him bail. Bail warrants issued.

It may be recalled that last year Javed Akhtar had filed a case in the Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court in Mumbai’s Andheri area in which he had argued that Kangana Ranaut had given statements and comments to the media on the death of the late actor Shant Singh Rajput. Made baseless comments that have damaged his reputation.

Following the allegations against him, Javed Akhtar had demanded action against Kangana Ranaut under the Indian Penal Code.

Javed Akhtar said that Kangana Ranaut mentioned him in baseless comments which is the cause of his disrepute and damage to his reputation.