Akshay files Rs 500 crore suit against YouTuber for linking him to SSR case
Akshay Kumar has filed a Rs 500 crore defamation suit against a YouTuber from Bihar, as per a report by Mid-Day. Rashid Siddiqui from Bihar brought up Akshay's name in his videos regarding Sushant Singh Rajput death case. The YouTuber used digital media to allegedly mislead people and spread fake news about several celebrities. According to the report, Siddiqui earned around Rs 15 lakh in a span of four months and his subscribers also grew from 2 lakh to over 3 lakh on YouTube.
Rashid Siddiqui, a YouTuber from Bihar, named Akshay Kumar several times in his videos and levelled various allegations against the actor. In one instance, Siddiqui claimed that Akshay was unhappy with Sushant Singh Rajput getting big films like MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, and alleged that the actor had "secret meetings" with Aditya Thackeray and the Mumbai Police.
In his videos, Siddiqui had also linked Akshay with the late actor Sushant's girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty, claiming that the actor helped her escape to Canada.