The filmmaker has denied having any connection with the controversial entertainment company IMG Ventures whose promoter Sunny Verma is accused of sexual abuse
By Mayur Lookhar
Veteran flmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has sent a notice to the National Commission for Women for falsely dragging his name in a sexual abuse case. Bhatt has vehemently denied having any connection with Sunny Verma or his his dubious event management company IMG Ventures. Early today [6 August], acting on a complaint filed by social activist Yogita Bhayana, the National Commissions for Women had sent notices to Bhatt, actors Urvashi Rautela, Mouni Roy, Esha Gupta, Rannvijay Singha and TV personality Prince Narula in connection with a sexual abuse case.
Bhatt has denied receiving any such notice by NCW. The filmmaker has sent letter to NCW through his legal team – M/S Naik & Naik.
“We understand that the 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 you good office. In any event, our client would like to place on record that neither he is associated with IMG Ventures or his promoter nor with the complainant Ms Yogita Bhayana nor any incident mentioned in your tweets in any manner whatsoever,” clarified Bhatt’s legal team.
In her letter to NCW, Bhayana had claimed that Verma had sexually assaulted severe girls on the pretext of enrolling them for a dubious beauty pageant. Bhayana had claimed that Bollywood celebrities like Bhatt were endorsing Verma’s company.