Speaking to IANS, the 84-year-old littérateur said the first step of a defamation case has been set in process with a legal notice being served on Mohanlal.
"My counsel has sent a notice saying that if Mohanlal does not render an apology to me in a week's time for his statement that I suffer from hallucinations, then legal steps would be taken up vigorously," said Azhikode.
"When I got the notice from AMMA, I took legal advice and was told that their defamation case will not hold good... Mohanlal's statements made publicly on TV channels has hurt me a lot," said Azhikode.
The war of words between the duo broke out when Azhikode came in support of thespian actor Thilakan who was served a show cause notice by AMMA early this year. Azhikode's siding with Thilakan has upset AMMA.