Actor Akshay Kumar has served a defamation notice to a YouTuber from Bihar, seeking ₹ 500 crores in damages for making “false and baseless allegations” towards him in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
Akshay Kumar, in the legal notice despatched by way of law agency IC Legal on November 17, mentioned Rashid Siddiquee, in his YouTube channel FF News, has uploaded a number of defamatory, libelous, and derogatory movies towards him.
The Bollywood celebrity has sought an unconditional apology from the YouTuber, who has been booked by the Mumbai police in a separate defamation case and also removal of objectionable movies from his channel.
Our client (Akshay Kumar) states that due to your (Rashid Siddiquee’s) scandalous, defamatory and derogatory movies, he has suffered mental trauma agony and huge loss, together with lack of popularity and goodwill, which our client quantifies at ₹ 500 crore, the notice said.
The said movies make several false and baseless allegations towards our consumer (Akshay Kumar) that he helped (actor) Rhea Chakraborty abscond to Canada, that our client had secret conferences with (Maharashtra minister) Aaditya Thackeray and the Mumbai police Commissioner to debate the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput and so forth, the notice mentioned.
These videos are false, baseless, defamatory and have been deliberately revealed to mislead the public, and are just a low-cost publicity stunt, the legislation agency mentioned within the notice.
Our consumer is indignant and completely outraged at the public embarrassment, discomfort, and anxiousness he needed to face due to these false, scandalous, and derogatory movies, the discover mentioned.
The celebrity has requested Rashid Siddiquee to publish an unconditional apology, take down all of the movies the place references have been made regarding him, and desist from importing such clips in the future.
The notice mentioned if Rashid Siddiquee fails to answer the notice inside an interval of three days, the actor would provoke legal proceedings towards him.
The Mumbai police have individually filed a case towards Rashid Siddiquee on fees of defamation, public mischief, and intentional insult for his posts towards the town police, Maharashtra authorities, and minister Aaditya Thackeray.
Rashid Siddiquee was on November three granted anticipatory bail within the case by a Mumbai court docket, which directed him to cooperate within the probe.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found lifeless in his suburban Bandra apartment on June 14. Rhea Chakraborty, the late actor’s girlfriend, was arrested by the NCB in a drug case related to Sushant Rajput’s death.
She is now out on bail.
Rhea Chakraborty and some others also face legal conspiracy and “abetment to suicide” charges in reference to Sushant Rajput’s death which is being investigated by the CBI.