new Delhi: Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar gave a defamation notice to YouTuber Rashid Siddiqui, who alleged that the ‘Padman’ actor helped Riya Chakraborty to escape to Canada. Khiladi Kumar filed a Rs 500 crore suit against YouTuber for making ‘false allegations’ against the ‘Rustom’ star in the case of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. According to a PTI report, Siddiqui has refused to pay the Rs 500 crore compensation demanded by Akshay.
Rashid has opposed the defamation notice that Akshay Kumar gave him in connection with the case of Sushant’s death. The YouTuber said there was nothing ‘outrageous’ in his video and asked the ‘Good Newwz’ actor to withdraw the notice or he would initiate ‘legal action’ against him, the news agency reported.
The YouTuber, in a reply sent through his advocate JP Jaiswal, noted that Akshay’s allegations against him were ‘false and raised with the intention of harassing him’.
For the unmarried, Akshay notices Rashid for making a false claim that he assisted Riya Chakraborty and held secret talks with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya Thackeray about SSR’s death.
According to a Mid-Day report, Rashid could earn more than Rs 15 lakh from content shared on YouTube after Sushant’s death. He got into action after Shiv Sena filed a case against YouTuber.
On the professional front, Akshay Kumar was recently seen in ‘Laxmi Bomb’, which aired live on Disney + Hotstar on 9 November. The comedy comedy drama co-starring Kiara Advani is a Hindi remake of the Tamil hit ‘Kanchana’.
Originally Akshay starrer ‘Sooryavanshi’, which was made to hit the silver screen in March 2020, will now be released in the first quarter of 2021. The manufacturers have to make an official announcement about the same. Akshay will be seen romancing Katrina Kaif in the police drama, which is directed by Rohit Shetty.
Talking about Sushant Singh Rajput, the ‘Pavitra Rishta’ star was found dead in his apartment in Mumbai on 14 June. Three central agencies, including the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Enforcement Directorate and the Bureau of Narcotics Control, are investigating the death case.
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