Bollywood superstar, Akshay Kumar has filed a whopping Rs. 500 crore defamation suit against a YouTuber who named him in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. The actor served a defamation suit against YouTuber Rashid Siddiqui who hails from Bihar.
Earlier he was arrested by the police for spreading fake news and dragging the name of Maharashtra's CM Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya Thackeray in the case.
As reported in India.com, Siddiqui alleged in his videos that Akshay Kumar helped accused Rhea Chakraborty escape to Canada and also had secret talks with Uddhav and Aaditya about SSR's death. The YouTuber also said that the actor was unhappy with Sushant bagging MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.
It has been reported that from the last few months, Siddiqui's YouTube channel grew immensely from 1 lakh to over 3.70 lakh subscribers and he had earned over Rs 15 lakh in four months for his content in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. The 25-year-old is a civil engineer and owns a YouTube channel titled FF News.
Recently, Shiv Sena's legal cell advocate Dharmendra Mishra filed a case against the Siddiqui too, after which the police came into action and found out that he allegedly using the SSR death case to increase his followers and earn more money.
Siddiqui's earnings were hardly around Rs 300 in the month of May and in September, he earned a massive approx. Rs. 6.50 lakh with his videos. Meanwhile, The court has granted him anticipatory bail and asked him to cooperate with the police in the investigation.