Akshay Kumar has filed a Rs 500-crore defamation suit against a YouTuber who named him in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Earlier the YouTuber Rashid Siddiqui was arrested by the police for spreading fake news and drawing the names of Maharashtra’s CM Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya Thackeray in the case.
According to the reports, in a YouTube video posted on Siddiqui’s channel, he alleged that Akshay helped accused Rhea Chakraborty escape to Canada and also had secret talks with Uddhav and Aaditya about SSR’s death.
He claimed that Akshay was unhappy for the fact that Sushant starred in MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.
According to a media report, Siddiqui had earned over Rs 15 lakh in four months for his content on the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Siddiqui is from Bihar, the 25-year-old civil engineer owns a YouTube channel titled FF News.
Recently, Shiv Sena’s legal cell advocate Dharmendra Mishra filed a case against the YouTuber 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.
It has been reported that from last few months his YouTube channel grew immensely from 1 lakh to over 3.70 lakh subscribers.
In the month of May, Siddiqui’s earnings were mere Rs 296 however, in September, he earned a whopping Rs 6,50,898 with his videos.
Meanwhile, the court granted him anticipatory bail and asked him to cooperate with the police in the investigation.