India Today Bureau
Actor Prakash Raj filed a defamation case Tuesday against BJP parliamentarian
Pratap Simha, over comments the lawmaker made last year about his personal
Prakash Raj told reporters the "defamation and criminal intimidation" case was
filed against Simha, and not his party.
"I have demanded a compensation of Rs 1 only," he said.
On October 2, Simha made personal remarks on Prakash Raj's posts on social
media. He also commented on the actor's wife, and his late son.
After Raj lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his silence on the
journalist Gauri Lankesh's murder, Simha tweeted: "Being sad due to son's
death, having left your wife and run behind a dancer, do you Mr Raj have any
right/legitimacy/worthiness to say anything to Yogi-Modi?'
The actor sent Simha a legal notice in November. He said the MP was a serial
offender, and demanded an unconditional apology.
But Simha didn't respond to the notice, leaving Prakash Raj with no other
option than to go to court.
(With inputs from Ipshita Guha)
Ipshita Guha is a student of NSoJ and is an intern with India Today channel