Superstar Rajinikanth, who was last seen in 2.0, has been in a legal soup for a while. But, the Madras High Court quashed criminal defamation proceedings against Rajinikanth by a film financier at Metropolitan Magistrate Court, George Town here. The court had earlier dismissed a civil suit against Rajinikanth with Rs 25,000 cost stating that it was nothing but a way to gain cheap publicity and abuse a famous person’s image.
When the plea came up, Justice Anand Venkatesh said, “This court is of the considered view that the averment made in the affidavit by the petitioner is not per se defamatory, and the same was made as a necessary averment in order to project the conduct and character of the respondent.”
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