Former Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said that Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar replied to his legal notice over the film ‘Ram Setu’. However, he added that Akshay’s reply was ‘vague and evasive.’
On his official social media account, Swamy wrote, “Legal Notice to Actor Akshay Kumar & his Producer Company [of Ram Setu] has been replied and sent to Adv Satya Sabharwal. Reply is vague & evasive hence Satya is sending a rejoinder asking for a specific reply. If no such reply soon, then Suit for damages will be filed in Court.”
– Dr Subramanian Swamy (@swamy39) 8 Sep 2022
In August 2022, the BJP leader had initiated a legal notice against Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez, and others including the makers of ‘Ram Setu’ for ‘distorting Ram Setu saga’.
Reportedly, he also demanded to know why his legal proceedings over Ram Setu have not been included in the film.
Swamy had earlier tweeted, “Mumbai cinema [or is it sin-e-ma] wallas have a bad habit of falsifying and misappropriation. Hence to teach them Intellectual Property Rights, I have through Satya Sabharwal Adv issued Legal Notice to Cine Actor Akshay Kumar(Bhatia) and 8 others for distorting Ram Setu saga.”
Advocate Satya Sabarwal had said in the legal notice, “My client in 2007, has successfully argued before the Supreme Court for the preservation and protection of the Rama Setu and had opposed the Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project of the Government of India which envisaged rupturing the Rama Setu [held to be sacred by Hindus], on August 31, 2007, the Supreme Court was pleased to pass stay Order against any plan to demolish or damage the Rama Setu. This was on the grounds that faith and worship is a constitutional imperative.”
The notice further stated, “It has come to my client’s knowledge that, a movie namely Ram Setu has been filmed and is set to be released on August 24. That court proceedings are an integral part of saving the Ram Setu being demolished by previous governments and if the same is being picturized in the Addressee’s film, then my client has contributed in the film vide the court proceedings initiated and my client is bound to be recognized for the same with correct picturization of original facts and the Original Petitioner’s name used anywhere in the film.”
‘Ram Setu’ is the upcoming movie directed by Abhishek Sharma. The film stars Akshay, Jacqueline, Nushrratt Bharuccha, and Satya Dev, who follow an archaeologist investigating the nature of Ram Setu.