Ranjitha on Monday (May 14) appeared before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court at Egmore in Chennai and filed a complaint against Kanchi Sankaracharya Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal, alleging that he had made defamatory remarks about her.
The actress, who is a disciple of Swami Nithyananda, could not complete the defamation proceedings formalities on Friday because of her late arrival in court. She was well on time on Monday to present her complaint to Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate V P Ravindran.
Coming down heavily on the pontiff who gave unfavorable statements against her, the actress has sought to initiate defamation proceedings.
According to her, Jayendra Saraswathi, in an interview, cast aspersions on her relationship with Nithyananda. Denying the allegations, Ranjitha said they were made intentionally by the Kanchi seer to defame her. She added that she had suffered immense agony and stress due to the malicious statement.
The actress along with her advocates came to the Court to file the case. Speaking to reporters later, Ranjitha claimed there was no truth in the comments made by the Kanchi Seer.