Kapil Sharma seeks Rs. 100cr from journalist over defamatory articles
(Sourced from PTI)
TV comedian Kapil Sharma has sent a legal notice to a digital portal and a journalist working in it, seeking a public apology and Rs. 100cr in damages for allegedly publishing defamatory articles against him, his lawyer said. Sharma claims that Vicky Lalwani, working with 9X Media Pvt Ltd, allegedly published "false, malicious, fraudulent articles" on the digital platform SpotboyE. Here are more details.
"In view of the articles by Lalwani on Spotboye to willfully defame my client, we've sent them a legal notice to publicly apologize within seven days failing which we will institute civil and criminal proceedings against both," Sharma's advocate Tanveer Nizam said in a statement.
Sharma, a popular stand-up comedian, became a household name with shows like "Comedy Nights with Kapil", "The Kapil Sharma Show" and "Family Time with Kapil Sharma". The actor is currently on a break amid reports of his ill health. The notice says, Lalwani under "guise of journalism" has been publishing defamatory articles against Sharma with the help of actor's former associates since 18 Mar'17.
"This information was spread with a design to defame my client and malign his image in the eyes of his fans, industry, and public at large," the notice read. It claims Sharma's "hard-earned" reputation suffered grave and irreparable damage. Sharma had recently criticized Lalwani in a series of tweets after which the journalist had released an expletive-laden telephonic conversation between him and comedian.