After submitting a defamation case within the Bombay Excessive Court docket, Mukesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt have launched an official assertion denying drug allegations made by Sumit Sabherwal’s estranged spouse Luviena Lodh. The model-actor had claimed in an Instagram video that she was being harassed by her husband and Bhatt brothers. After showing earlier than the courtroom earlier this week, she spoke to the media and stated, “Mahesh Bhatt is the most important don of the trade. In case you do not play by his guidelines, he destroys your profession and life.” Moreover, she said if something occurs to her or her household, Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt, Sumit Sabherwal, Sahil Sehgal, and Kumkum Sehgal ought to be thought-about answerable for it.”
She added, “Everybody is aware of that each one who works for Vishesh Movies (Bhatts’ Manufacturing home) consumes medicine, however nobody talks concerning the Bhatt household.” She had additionally alleged that her estranged husband was Bhatts’ nephew and would provide medicine to celebrities together with Amyra Dastur and Sapna Pabbi.
After her interplay with the media, Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt launched a joint assertion denying all these allegations.
Right here’s the total assertion, in response to Zee Information:
“As a public determine, we now have accepted that one’s personal life could be the subject material of curiosity, curiosity, scrutiny and gossip, typically, intense, irresponsible and even unfair. we now have regarded this as an occupational hazard and a component and parcel of life and subsequently exercised nice restraint in participating with or responding to, the identical.
Now we have nevertheless not too long ago been on the receiving finish of a vicious and malicious marketing campaign launched by Ms. Luviena Lodh who falsely claims, her husband to be our nephew.
Ms. Lodh has, since 2016, been engaged in a matrimonial dispute together with her husband Mr. Sumit Sabherwal who works for our firm Vishesh Movies. She has additionally been served not too long ago with proceedings for evicting her from a residential flat which she is occupying. She has, subsequently, as a litigation technique, determined to personally goal us and members of our household, by levelling scurrilous and grossly defamatory allegations, towards us, within the hope that this can outcome within the eviction proceedings not being pursued.
In direction of this finish, Ms. Luviena Lodh revealed and circulated, on her Instagram account, a video making grossly defamatory, false, scurrilous and distasteful allegations towards us. Since this was not idle gossip however a malicious assault, we each had been constrained to file a defamation go well with earlier than the Hon’ble Bombay Excessive Court docket. By its Order dated twenty sixth October, 2020, the courtroom restrained Ms. Lodh from making defamatory statements towards us whether or not by means of circulating the stated video or in any other case in any method in any respect.
In full disregard thereto, Ms. Lodh has continued to hawk lies and falsehood to besmirch our status and malign our character. In her desperation to flee the eviction proceedings she held a press convention, the place she reiterated her falsehood and even misrepresented the courtroom order. The proceedings of the Press Convention has solely served to show what her actual agenda is – use assaults on us and our household as a quid professional quo to flee eviction proceedings.
As we now have already sought and secured authorized safety and because the matter is sub-judice, we’re taking authorized recommendation on the additional plan of action to undertake.
In the intervening time, we’re making this assertion to put on report that each one allegations made by Ms. Lodh towards us are false, incorrect and baseless. We’re assured about our case and have full religion that our stand shall be judicially vindicated. We’re assured that reality will prevail and in contrast to her, we don’t have to take recourse to publicity stunts or malicious mud-slinging.”
In an official assertion launched by his legal professionals, Sumit Sabherwal has stated that he’s not associated to the Bhatt brothers. “The claims and contents of the video being circulated by our shopper’s estranged spouse Mrs. Luveena Lodh are denied in toto,” the assertion learn.
“Our shopper expresses his deepest remorse that the great identify of Mr. Mahesh Bhatt & Mr. Mukesh Bhatt (herein after known as the Bhatt Brother’s) is being sullied solely because of his pending (since 2016) matrimonial dispute together with his spouse. It’s made amply clear that our shopper is merely and worker of M/s Vishesh Movies Pvt Ltd. and NOT associated to both of the Bhatt Brother’s as has falsely and maliciously been sought to be made out by the video’s in query. Each try being made so as to formulate a relation between our shopper and the Bhatt brothers have to be construed as a well-crafted conspiracy to precipitate and encourage a profitable “settlement” for her disputes with our shopper; as is abundantly made clear in her interviews as nicely,” the assertion learn.
In her video, Lodh had claimed that Mahesh Bhatt was conscious that her estranged husband equipped medicine and ladies to varied actors. “In case you don’t play by his guidelines, he’ll make life tough for you. Mahesh Bhatt has ruined plenty of lives by placing them out of labor. He makes one cellphone name and folks lose their job. Ever since I filed a case towards him, he has been attempting to enter my home and take away me from this home. Nobody information my NC (non-cognizable grievance) both and even after nice problem I handle to file an NC, no motion is taken,” she stated within the video.
It’s to be famous that the Bhatts have sought one crore in damages and a restraining order from making any such false claims sooner or later of their defamation case submitting towards the actress.
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