YouTuber Rashid Siddiqui opposes Akshay Kumar’s defamation notice

Ketna Mistry



Following on from yesterday’s report of YouTuber, Rashid Siddiqui being charged Rs 500 crore by Akshay Kumar for defamation, has rejected the notice saying nothing he has said in his videos is defaming.

According to TNIE, Siddiqui has requested Kumar to revoke his notice and by not doing so the YouTuber has said he will initiate appropriate legal proceedings against the ‘Laxmii’ (2020) actor.

Siddiqui who sent his reply via his advocate JP Jaswal, said the allegation made by Kumar were “False, vexatious and oppressive and is raised with an intent to harass him”.

The reply also challenged other aspects which included the fundamental rights to freedom of speech, the length of time it has taken Kumar to file the notice and that many other media outlets were also reporting similar content.

It has also been reported that the Mumbai police have also filed a case against Siddiqui on charges of defamation, public mischief and intentional insult for his posts against Mumbai police, the Maharashtra government and minister Aaditya Thackeray.