Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee filed a criminal defamation complaint on August 24 against actor Kamaal Rashid Khan, also known as KRK, in an Indore court for posting an alleged derogatory tweet against him, his lawyer said.

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The actor filed the criminal complaint in the court of judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) against KRK under IPC section 500 (punishment for defamation). He urged the court to register a criminal defamation case in the matter, the actor's lawyer Paresh S Joshi said in a press release, reports PTI.

The tweet in question was posted by KRK on July 26 and was defamatory in nature, and tarnished the actor's image among his fans, the lawyer said. Manoj Bajpayee personally appeared before the court to record his statement, he added.

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In a series of tweets, KRK had compared Manoj's hit show ‘The Family Man’ to 'soft porn' and had also commented on his wife, and about his daughter's relationship status. In his tweets, KRK had called the actor a 'ganjedi (stoner)', among other things.

In response to the complaint, KRK tweeted a poll on Wednesday, "Do you think that every Bollywood Wala will file a defamation case on me within next two years?"

KRK was sent a defamation notice by Salman Khan earlier this year. While KRK has claimed it is in retaliation for his unfavourable review of Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, Salman’s lawyers maintained it is in response to allegations of corruption and money laundering.