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Kapil Sharma serves Rs 100 crore notice on journo

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 3, 2018, 2:43 am IST
Updated : May 3, 2018, 2:43 am IST

He said that there was a wilful attempt by Mr Lalwani to defame his client, Sharma.

Kapil Sharma
 Kapil Sharma

Mumbai: Television comedy show host Kapil Sharma has sent legal notice to a new portal and a journalist working therein, demanding a public apology and a deposit
of Rs 100 crore in the National Defence Fund, which he has claimed as damages.

According to Sharma’s lawyer, advocate Tanveer Nizam, legal notice has been sent for allegedly defamatory articles published by the portal against his client, Sharma.

 

Advocate Nizam claimed that journalist Vicky Lalwani, who works with 9X Media Private Limited, published “false, malicious, fraudulent articles” on the digital platform, Spotboye.

He  said that there was a wilful attempt by Mr Lalwani to defame his client, Sharma.  

Advocate Nizam said, “In view of the articles by Mr Lalwani on Spotboye to willfully defame my client, we have sent them legal notice to publicly apologise within seven days, failing which, we will institute civil and criminal proceedings against both.”

Sharma’s lawyer further said that apart from seeking a deposit of Rs 100 crore in the NDF, Sharma also demanded that the journalist tender and “unconditional public apology” within seven days of receiving the notice.

 

The notice alleged that Mr Lalwani under the “guise of journalism” was publishing defamatory articles against Sharma with the help of the actor’s former associates since March 18, 2017.

The notice claimed that Sharma's “hard-earned” reputation had suffered grave and irreparable damage.

Sharma had recently criticised Mr Lalwani in a series of tweets after which the journalist released an expletive-laden telephonic conversation between him and the comedy show host-actor.

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