Singer Ali Zafar has submitted a defamation suit, claiming damages of Rs 1 billion, to a district court against fellow singer Meesha Shafi.
In the notice, Ali Zafar said that Shafi damaged his reputation through false allegations.
Earlier, Meesha Shafi had received a legal notice sent by Ali Zafar’s counsel asking the singer-cum-actor to delete her tweet alleging harassment and issue an apology on Twitter, failing which he will file a Rs1 billion defamation case against her.
The notice also sought “an apology using the same social media platform of Twitter proclaiming our client’s innocence.”
In April, Meesha took to Twitter to publicly accuse Ali of physically harassing her on "more than one occasion".
"This happened to me despite the fact I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind!" her statement had read.
On the other hand, Ali had "categorically" denied the allegations and threatened to take legal action against the actress.