Mumbai: Filmmakers and brothers Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt filed a defamation suit against actress Lavina Lodh in the Bombay High Court on Monday.
Last week, Luvina posted a minute, 48-second video on her verified Instagram page claiming that Mahesh Bhatt was harassing her. He also claimed that he married his nephew Sumit Sabharwal, adding that he had filed for divorce as he supplies drugs to the actors. She also alleged that she was supplying women and Mahesh Bhatt was aware of this fact.
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He had said: “If there should be something for me and my family, only those responsible are Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt, Sumit Sabharwal, Sahil Sehgal and Kumkum Sehgal. People should at least know that they are How many lives they live. Been destroyed behind closed doors and the things they can do, because Mahesh Bhatt is extremely powerful and influential. Thank you. “
Now, Mukesh Bhatt has issued a statement: “As mentioned in our defamation petition presented in the courts today (Monday), Mr. Sumit Sabharwal, in my production company Vishesh Films, is just over 20 years of age. Liye is an employee opposite Ms. Luvina Lodh claims that she is our relative in various media reports and publications. “
He sat down that Luvina “consciously and maliciously campaigned with her beneficiaries to discredit the good name and reputation of her brother and campaigned with hope to be the only one to campaign Done with a suggestive motive. Motivate an attractive court settlement with Sumit in her marital dispute.
“We have supreme confidence in our judicial system and intend to see this suit at its logical end,” he concluded.
Earlier, Sumit denied the allegations of drug abuse made by Luvina Lodh.
Reacting to the video, Sumit’s lawyers said in a statement: “We are concerned for our client Mr. Sumit Sabarwal. The claim and content of the video is being circulated as our client’s wife. To Mrs. Luvina Lodh Rejected in Toto. Our client expresses his deepest. Sorry that the good name of Mr. Mahesh Bhatt and Mr. Mukesh Bhatt is being completely revoked due to pending (since 2016) marital dispute with his wife. is. “
The lawyer also said that Sumit was only an employee of Vishesh films, owned by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt.
The statement said: “It is clearly clarified that our client is only an employee of Messrs Vishwa Films Private Limited and not related to Bhatt Brothers, as falsely and maliciously made by the video. The question. . “
“Every effort being made to build a relationship between our client and the Bhatt brothers as a well-crafted plot to try and inspire a lucrative ‘settlement’ for disputes with our client To be considered; the client has the highest regard for the interview as well as for the judiciary of our country and when he makes his actionable claims against Mrs. Laveena Lodh for the allegations against him in the institution. “
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