The legal team of Mahesh Bhatt has said that the filmmaker has not received any notice from National Commission for Women (NCW) in a case associated to alleged blackmail and sexual assault.
On Thursday, it was reported that NCW has issued contemporary notices to Bhatt together with actors Urvashi Rautela, Esha Gupta, Mouni Roy and TV persona Prince Narula, to file their statements towards an accused charged with alleged blackmail and sexual assault of various ladies, on the pretext of offering modelling alternatives.
The stories on media and social media additional said that the contemporary notices got here after the celebrities, who allegedly promoted the accused’s firm, IMG Venture, failed to seem on the listening to earlier than NCW, which it had scheduled for August 6.
Bhatt’s legal team clarified that the filmmaker didn’t obtain any such notice or any type of communication from NCW.
“Our client would like to bring to your attention that our client has not received any such notice from NCW as mentioned in your tweets. We understand that your notice has been issued for seeking our client’s presence as a witness. Our client is ready and willing to offer all cooperation that is required by your good office. In any event, our client would like to place on record that neither he is associated with IMG Venture or his promoter nor with the complainant Ms. Yogita Bhayana nor any incident mentioned in your tweets in any manner whatsoever,” learn a letter despatched to NCW on behalf of the filmmaker.
The criticism towards Sunny Verma, promoter of IMG Venture, was filed by People Against Rape in India (PARI) founder Yogita Bhayana. According to the criticism, Verma has been blackmailing and sexually assaulting various ladies on the pretext of giving them modelling alternatives.
On August 2, a clarification was issued on behalf of Mahesh Bhatt declaring that the filmmaker isn’t concerned with IMG Venture.
“The allegations made against our client Mr. Mahesh Bhatt are made without verification of true and correct facts. We are taking legal action against all the news agencies who have reported false and defamatory articles,” Ameet Naik, legal counsel and advocate for the Bhatt manufacturing home, Vishesh Films, had mentioned.