A few days back we had the Payal Ghosh vs Anurag Kashyap MeToo case. Now, a fresh new controversy has emerged in Bollywood.
Actress Luviena Lodh, who was in Himesh Reshammiya starrer ‘Kajrare’ (directed by Pooja Bhatt) has now alleged that Mahesh Bhatt is harassing her, and he is the biggest don!
In a video posted on Instagram, Luviena claimed that she was doing this for her own and her family’s safety.
She revealed that she’s Mahesh Bhatt’s nephew Sumit Sabharwal’s wife, but has filed for divorce ever since she found out her husband supplies drugs.
“I am married to Mahesh Bhatt’s nephew Sumit Sabharwal but have filed a divorce case because I came to know that he supplies drugs to actresses like Sapna Pabbi and Amyra Dastur. And Mahesh Bhatt is well aware about all this.”
She added – “Mahesh is the biggest don of the industry, he operates the entire system. If you don’t play by his rules, he will make life difficult for you. Mahesh Bhatt has ruined a lot of lives by putting them out of work. He makes one phone call and people lose their job. Ever since I filed a case against him, he has been trying to enter my house and remove me from this house. No on files my NC either and even after great difficulty I manage to file and NC, no action is initiated.”
She announced the names responsible if anything untoward happened with her- “If anything happens with me or my family, the only people responsible will be Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt, Sumit Sabharwal, Sahil Sehgal and Kumkum Sehgal. People should know what all these people can do behind closed doors, because Mahesh Bhatt is extremely powerful and influential,” Luviena concluded.
Mahesh Bhatt Lawyer Reacts!
However, as per TOI report, Mahesh Bhatt’s lawyer has issued a statement on behalf of the filmmaker, refuting the allegations as false and defamatory. The counsel also added they will be taking legal action.
The legal counsel representing Vishesh Films shared, “With reference to video released by one Lavina Lodhi. We, on behalf of our client Mahesh Bhatt, refute the allegations. Such allegations are not only false and defamatory but have serious consequences in law. Our client will take such action in accordance with law as advised.”