Bollywood: Mahesh Bhatt to take authorized motion in opposition to actress Luviena Lodh over video alleging harassment – Gulf Information

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The authorized counsel of Vishesh Movies, on behalf of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, has issued an announcement in response to an Instagram video uploaded by actress Luviena Lodh, alleging that Bhatt has been harassing her and her household.

“Close to video launched by one Lavina Lodhi. We, on behalf of our shopper Mahesh Bhatt, refute the allegations. Such allegations are usually not solely false and defamatory however have critical penalties in legislation. Our shopper will take such motion in accordance with legislation as suggested,” mentioned the assertion.

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Actress Luviena Lodh.

The assertion, posted on the verified Instagram account of Vishesh Movies, is signed Naik Naik & Co, authorized counsel for Vishesh Movies.

On Friday, Lodh posted a one minute, 48-second video on her verified Instagram web page claiming that Bhatt has been harassing her. She additionally claimed that she had been married to Bhatt’s nephew Sumit Sabharwal, including that she had filed for a divorce after attending to know that he provides medication to actors like Amyra Dastur and Sapna Pabbi. She additionally alleged that he was into supplying ladies and that Bhatt was conscious of the actual fact.

Talking in Hindi, Lodh says in her video: “Namaste. My title is Luviena Lodh, and I’m filming this video for the security of my household and myself. My marriage happened with Mahesh Bhatt’s nephew Sumit Sabharwal and I’ve filed for a divorce on attending to know that he provides medication to actors like Amyra Dastur and Sapna Pabbi and many others. His cellphone accommodates photos of quite a few women that he reveals to administrators, and so he additionally provides ladies.

“Mahesh Bhatt is conscious of this stuff. Mahesh Bhatt is the most important don of the trade. He operates this whole system and in case you don’t play by their guidelines they make life depressing for you. Mahesh Bhatt has destroyed many lives — he has ensured many actors, administrators and composers lose their jobs. He makes a name and folks lose their jobs, they usually don’t even get to find out about it. He has destroyed many lives on this method, and because the time I filed a case in opposition to him he’s after my life. He has tried to enter my house in numerous methods and has additionally tries his finest to get me thrown out of my home.

“When I attempt to file an NC [non-cognisable complaint] at a police station, nobody is prepared to lodge the criticism. If in any respect an NC is filed, no motion is taken. If one thing ought to occur to me and my household, the one people who find themselves accountable are Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt, Sumit Sabharwal, Sahil Saigal, and Kumkum Saigal. Individuals ought to a minimum of get to know of what number of lives they’ve destroyed behind closed doorways and the issues they’ll do, as a result of Mahesh Bhatt is extraordinarily highly effective and influential. Thanks.”

Lodh had a task within the 2010 launch ‘Kajraare’ starring Himesh Reshammiya and Sara Loren. The movie was written by Bhatt and directed by his daughter Pooja Bhatt

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