August 26, 2021 9:42:48 am
After Manoj Bajpayee filed a criminal defamation case against Kamaal Rashid Khan, the actor-turned-critic has hit back in a series of tweets, claiming that he has not received any such notice. Furthermore he accused Manoj of making Bollywood ‘gang up against him’, and that he won’t back down and will continue to review his films.
KRK tweeted, “I haven’t received any notice till now but media says that Manoj Bajpayee has filed a defamation case against me in Indore? When Manoj is living in Mumbai then why he went to Indore to file a case? He doesn’t trust @Mumbai Police and judiciary? You all know who is from Indore?”
I haven’t received any notice till now but media says that Manoj Bajpayee has filed a defamation case against me in Indore? When Manoj is living in Mumbai then why he went to Indore to file a case? He doesn’t trust @MumbaiPolice and judiciary? You all know who is from Indore?
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) August 25, 2021
He didn’t stop there and wrote, “And who asked Manoj to file case from Indore to harass me instead of Mumbai. Dadu ji you can’t save your career by harassing me. You are making entire bollywood to gang up against me to stop me from reviewing ur films but it won’t work. I will still review ur all films.”
According to Manoj Bajpayee’s lawyer, the actor had personally appeared before the court to record his statement. He filed the criminal complaint in the court of judicial magistrate first class against KRK under IPC section 500 (punishment for defamation). He also urged the court to register a criminal defamation case in the matter. Talking to indianexpress.com, Manoj Bajpayee’s lawyer Paresh Joshi said, “Manoj Bajpayee has filed a defamation private criminal complaint against KRK. And in that criminal complaint, his (Manoj’s) statement was also recorded by the honourable court. The next date for hearing is on September 4.”
On July 26, KRK had written rather distasteful tweets about the actor as well as his show The Family Man. Calling Bajpayee ‘Charsi, Ganjedi (a marijuana addict),’ KRK said that he doesn’t watch web series.
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