HC stays defamation petition filed against Telugu actress

Madras High Court
Chennai, Jan 31: The Madras High Court on Jan 30 stayed a defamation petition against Telugu actress Anjali, pending before a metropolitan magistrate's court here, filed by Tamil director Kalanjiyam.

When the case came up for hearing, the counsel for the respondents did not present following which Justice C T Selvam stayed the case against her.

Anjali said due to her busy schedule, she lived in Chennai with her aunt Bharathi Devi and entrusted the financial matters to her.

Actress entrusted financial matters to her aunt who lives in Chennai

Later the actress had alleged that her aunt had misappropriated her funds to the tune of about Rs 57 lakh at the instigation Kalainjiyam. Kalanjiyam had filed a defamation suit against Anjali last year for charging him with "baseless allegations".

Anjali contended that the complaint by Kalainjiyam was to prevent her from taking action against him and prayed the court for staying the defamation case.


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