Bothra filed a case against director Kasthuri Raja for not repaying a sum of Rs 65 lakh borrowed from him. Bothra said Rajinikanth assured to return the money.
However, in his return petition Rajinikanth said his name was pulled in the case to extort money from him.
Responding to this Bothra filed a defamation case, which was challenged by Rajinikanth. Judge Anand Venkatesh who heard the case said statements made during or in a pleading in a civil court cannot be termed to be a defamatory statement unless it is struck off by thr civil suit.