“Actress Kangana Ranaut might be a celebrity, having professional assignments, but she cannot forget that she is an accused in a case” a local court said while declining to grant her permanent exemption from appearance in a defamation complaint filed by Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar.
Metropolitan Magistrate RR Khan had on Tuesday rejected Ms Ranaut’s application asking permanent exemption from appearance in which she had cited her professional commitments. The detailed order was made available on Thursday.
“Per contra, the accused is dictating her own terms for the trial of this case in the manner she likes. Admittedly, the accused cannot claim permanent exemption as of right. The accused has to follow the established procedure of law and terms and conditions of her bail bonds,” the court said in its order.