Kangana Ranaut is in a legal battle with the author Ashish Kaul after he filed a copyright infringement case against the actress over her film ‘Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda’. Now the author has filed a contempt petition against the actress in Bombay High Court. He claimed that Kangana has lied to the court to get her passport renewed. According to Ashish, the actress did not mention all the cases filed against her in various courts.
Talking about the contempt petition, Kaul’s lawyers Adnan Shaikh and Yogita Joshi were quoted by The Times of India as saying, “We served a letter to Javed Akhtar Ji and found out through his reply that there was concealing of facts in the Passport Application and this is a serious offence. We are duty-bound to bring this to the notice of the Hon’ble High Court and if fraud committed upon the court is established then there are bound of be repercussions.”
Earlier in the day, various reports revealed that the Bombay High Court had refused to hear Akhtar’s interim plea. The actress took to her social media handle and shared the news thanking the High Court.
Kaul had filed a copyright infringement case against Ranaut, earlier this year. Kangana announced the sequel of her 2019 released film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and titled it Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda. However soon the author of ‘Didda: Kashmir Ki Yoddha Rani’ who wrote the book in 2017 and the yet to be released English version has claimed that the actress has violated his sole copyright.