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Bombay HC Rejects Kangana Ranaut's Urgent Hearing Plea Seeking Directions for Passport Renewal

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut had applied for a renewal of her passport as she needs to travel to Hungary for the shooting of her film Dhaakad.

Actor Kangana Ranaut had moved the Bombay high court on Monday seeking directions to the regional passport authority in Mumbai to renew her passport. The Bombay high court on Tuesday refused an urgent hearing of Ranaut’s plea, calling the application vague. The court said Ranaut was not vigilant enough to mention all details and that she also did not include the authorities as a party. The court allowed her to amend the application and posted the hearing in the matter on June 25, reported Hindustan Times.

In her plea filed through advocate Rizwan Siddiquee, Ranaut said the renewal had been denied by the local passport authority in Mumbai on the ground that she had an FIR registered against her by the Bandra police on charges of sedition and for her alleged hateful tweets.

Ranaut said in her plea that the passport authority had raised an objection to renew or to reissue the travel document because of the said FIR. The actor said she needs to travel to Budapest, Hungary, this month for the shooting of her upcoming film Dhakkad and thus, needs her passport renewed as it expires in September.

A division bench led by Justice Prasanna B Varale is likely to hear the plea on Tuesday. The Bandra police had registered the FIR against Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel on charges of promoting enmity between communities through their remarks on Twitter in October 2020.

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(With PTI inputs)

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first published:June 16, 2021, 11:03 IST