Mumbai court on Tuesday issued summons to Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel, seeking their appearance in connection with defamation cases filed by actor Aditya Pancholi and his wife. For the uninitiated, Pancholi filed defamation case after Kangana and her sister alleged him of house arrest and sexual harassment. The sisters also hinted towards a rape charge, but did not openly talk about it.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate S B Dighe issued two summons each against Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel with regard to the four cases filed by Aditya Pancholi and his wife Zarina Wahab. While the cases against Kangana are related to her interviews and statements made during a television show, those against her sister are related to comments made on social media.
“She (Kangana) had claimed that Aditya kept her under house arrest and she registered an FIR against him, but since no such FIR was ever registered, there is prima facie case that she defamed him,” Pancholi’s lawyer Shreya Shrivastava said.
Rangoli defamed the actor and his wife by making allegations against them on social media, the lawyer claimed. She allegedly tweeted that there was an FIR against Pancholi in 2005-06. The matter is posted for further hearing on July 26, Shrivastava added.