Bengaluru: He seems to be controversy’s own child these days. Not too long ago he was in the eye of a storm for his remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and now well known actor, Prakash Raj is in the midst of a fresh spat by shooting off a legal notice to BJP MP, Pratap Simha on his tweet and Facebook post against him.
The actor told reporters in Bengaluru on Thursday that he had sent the notice to Mr Simha because of the way he had trolled him on social media. “I am seeking an answer and an apology from him in public within 10 days. If he doesn’t give me both I will file a criminal case against him,” he warned. Mr Simha’s tweet on the actor on October 2 read, “Being sad due to son’s death, having left your wife and run behind a dancer.” The Mysuru MP’s tweet came a day after Mr Prakash Raj hit out at the PM for his silence on the murder of journalist /activist, Gauri Lankesh.
Calling Mr Simha a “serial offender”, Raj claimed he had made his life difficult by his tweets and FB posts. “I have a daughter and a wife whom I am answerable to. When I share my pain you can’t troll me and ask your followers to troll me too. When the widow of the Minister Mahadeva Prasad contested the resulting bypoll from his constituency, Simha had the audacity to say that instead of mourning his death, she was greedy for power. She cried on the dais,” he recalled, adding that he was worried about the impact Mr Simha has on the women and the youth of his constituency. “Don’t make it ugly, you have a responsibility to society,” he told him.