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A couple of days back, actress Luviena Lodh claimed that she was being harassed by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt and their ‘nephew’ Sumit Sabherwal who is her estranged husband. Sumit has now released a statement via his lawyers, where he has said that he is not related to Mahesh Bhatt and brother Mukesh but an employee of Vishesh Films.
The statement read: “The claims and contents of the video being circulated by our client’s estranged wife Mrs. Luveena Lodh are denied in toto. Our client expresses his deepest regret that the good name of Mr. Mahesh Bhatt & Mr. Mukesh Bhatt (herein after referred to as the Bhatt Brother’s) is being sullied solely due to his pending (since 2016) matrimonial dispute with his wife. It is made amply clear that our client is merely an employee of M/s Vishesh Films Pvt Ltd. and NOT related to either of the Bhatt Brother’s as has falsely and maliciously been sought to be made out by the video’s in question. Every attempt being made in order to formulate a relation between our client and the Bhatt Brothers must be construed as a well-crafted conspiracy to precipitate and motivate a lucrative “settlement” for her disputes with our client; as is amply made clear in her interviews as well.”
In the video, Luviena said, “I have filed a divorce case against my husband (Sumit Sabharwal) as I got to know that he supplies drugs to actors like Amyra Dastur and Sapna Pabbi. He has pictures of several actresses on his phone, which he shows to different directors. Mahesh Bhatt is well aware of everything. He is the ‘biggest don’ in the industry. He operates the entire system in the industry. If you don’t play by their rules, they wreak havoc in your life.”
She further added, “Mahesh Bhatt has ruined the careers of many actors, music composers. He is after me since the time I filed a case against them. They tried all ways to enter my house and even throw me out from my place. No one filed my NC when I went to the police station and even when I manage to file it, no action was taken.”
After this video, the legal counsel representing Vishesh Films had 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.”
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