On Monday, actress Kangana Ranaut filed a petition in the Bombay high court, requesting that the regional passport department in Mumbai renew her passport. Ranaut’s request was denied an urgent hearing by the Bombay high court on Tuesday, citing the application’s vagueness. According to the court, Ranaut was not careful enough to explain all of the circumstances, and she also failed to include the authorities as a party.
According to Hindustan Times, the court allowed her to alter her application and set the hearing date on June 25. Ranaut said the renewal had been denied by the local passport authorities in Mumbai because she had an FIR registered against her by the Bandra police on grounds of sedition and for her purported abusive tweets, according to her appeal submitted through counsel Rizwan Siddiquee.
The passport office had filed an objection to renewing or reissuing the travel permit because of the FIR, Ranaut claimed in her petition. The performer stated that she needs to fly to Budapest, Hungary, this month for the filming of her upcoming film Dhakkad, and that her passport, which expires in September, needs to be renewed.
On Tuesday, a division bench led by Justice Prasanna B Varale is expected to hear the case. In October 2020, the Bandra police filed a FIR against Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel, accusing them of inciting racial hatred through their comments on Twitter.