(This article is authored by Alar)
In a huge relief, popular actor Vijay Sethupathi won a respite from the Madras High Court on Friday as Tamil Nadu's top judicial body dismissed the case against him based on his lawsuit. After a months-long legal run, the order from the High Court has dotted up what has been a controversial matter.
Last November, a person named Maha Gandhi filed a lawsuit against Vijay Sethupathi at the Saidapet Metropolitan city court seeking action against the actor. In his petition, Maha Gandhi alleged that he was attacked by Vijay Sethupathi at the Bengaluru airport. The video of the incident went viral on social media during that time and Maha Gandhi further claimed that Vijay Sethupathi has made derogatory comments against him at the airport.
Gandhi's petition also named Johnson, who was accompanying Vijay Sethupathi at the airport, and said that Johnson has physically attacked him and threatened to kill him. While speaking to the media, Maha Gandhi said that he met Vijay Sethupathi at the Bengaluru airport on November 2 and the actor has received the National Award for his performances in Shilpa and Super Deluxe.
Gandhi further said that when he congratulated Vijay Sethupathi for winning the National Award, the actor had made derogatory comments against him. He stated that when he exited the airport after warning Vijay Sethupathi, he was physically attacked by Johnson as per Vijay Sethupathi's instructions. Later, Gandhi said that he came to know that Vijay Sethupathi has called him a drunken man and tried to attack him.
Based on his petition, the Saidapet court has issued summon to Vijay Sethupathi to appear before the court. However, Vijay Sethupathi has approached the Madras High Court in which he sought to dismiss the lawsuit. The actor further cited that Maha Gandhi has filed the case for publicity. His petition came to the hearing on Friday- July 29 and after the hearing, the Madras High Court has quashed the case against Vijay Sethupathi, which poured relief to the actor.