The actor accused Siddiqui of making “false and baseless allegations” against him in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
In his videos, the vlogger alleged Akshay had links with the late actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakrabroty, claiming he had helped Rhea escape to Canada.
Rajput’s death has garnered widespread attention. It has been reported that several independent reporters, including Siddiqui, had covered it as news channels were not providing correct information.
He was even arrested earlier by Mumbai Police for allegedly maligning their image and spreading fake news and dragging the name of chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya Thackeray in the case.
The Youtuber misused digital media to mislead people and spread fake news about several celebrities. It is believed Siddiqui earned about Rs 15-20 lakh during the lockdown period by making fake videos.
Also, his subscribers grew during the period from two lakh to three lakh.
Using controversial or sensitive subjects and events, including those related to war, political conflicts, natural disasters and tragedies to make monetary profits is atrocious.
In their bid to make money, such people even forget to show respect to the dead.