The Bombay High Court has refused to hear the urgent case for actress Kangana Ranaut in which an appeal was made to the Passport Authorities of India to renew her passport. The passport is scheduled to expire in September 2021 and Kangana is scheduled to go to Hungary to shoot for one of her films.
The high court said the application is vague and Kangana has not been prompt to give all the details and has also not added the Passport Authority of India (PAI) as a party.
Kangana has been allowed by the HC to improve the application and also add the authority to it. The application has been given a date of June 25 for hearing. A bench of Justices Prasanna Varle and Surendra Tawde, while hearing Kangana’s plea, was informed by advocate Rizwan Merchant that all the information could not be given in the application due to an order of the Passport Authority.
The court had then asked Kangana’s lawyer to show the authority’s refugee order. On the court’s demand for a refugee order, Kangana’s lawyer said that she did not have the passport authority’s objection in writing as the actress was asked to bring an order from the high court.
Earlier, Kangana and her sister Rangoli Chandel had approached the high court in October 2020 seeking cancellation of the FIR lodged by Bandra police station.
The FIR was registered following an inquiry ordered by the magistrate on the allegations of Munavwar Ali Syed. Munavwar, a resident of Bandra, alleged that Kangana and Rangoli were trying to spread communal inharmony through statements and posts on Twitter.