Deepti Naval angered and humiliated by ‘prostitution racket’ media stories

Updated: Mar 28, 2013, 16:24 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Yesteryear actress Deepti Naval has been angered by false media reports aimed towards damaging her reputation in the society.

It all started when two weeks ago, Deepti and her ‘Chashme Baddoor’ co-actor Farooq Sheikh were giving press interviews at her spacious terrace building Oceanic 1 in Seven Bungalows in Andheri, Mumbai. But soon the concerned authorities of her society intervened asking the actors to stop “all this naatak” much to the shock of the artists as well as the media persons present at the apartment.

As a result, Deepti had to leave the place for her Madh Island flat, Harmony. But her plight was increased by the newspapers when they misrepresented the facts and carried false stories in her name. Angered and humiliated by the whole issue, Deepti took to her Facebook page to clarify the matter by writing thus:

“A week ago, a journalist friend asked me what I was doing sitting in Madh – and I gave vent to my frustration and explained to him the entire story. Next day, it was out in print – the sensational headline – “I’m not running a prostitution racket” – and the story about the society fiasco, stating how badly insulted I was by the members of my building. Nothing wrong with the content of the article, but this is what follows…

Other papers have picked up the SENSATIONAL HEADLINE and implied as if the society has accused me of running a prostitution racket.

I’m a little confused whether to take action against the print media or should I let it go. If I let this go, then there will be people who’ll say – ‘KUCH TO HOGA NA… AISE HI TO NAHIN SOCIETY ITNA OBJECT KAR RAHI’ – Imagine? Friends from the industry feel ‘let dogs bark… you carry on’. I can’t go around explaining to the whole world but I can to a few of you, who I know, care…”