Sudhir Mishra files complaint against Payal Rahotgi
Mumbai: Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra has filed a complaint against actress Payal Rohatgi alleging that she had sent threatening messages to him.
According to reports, the written complaint was made by the director after he received a number of intimidating text messages from the actress a few days ago.
Not long ago, there was a dirty war between this model-turned-actress and filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee.
Payal alleged that Dibaker had behaved indecently with her a while back on the pretext of offering a screen role. Dibaker had slammed her claims of ‘casting couch’ calling it a publicity gimmick.
Sudhir Mishra who is a good friend of Dibaker said, "I stand by Dibaker. As far as valid directors are concerned, I can vouch for them as I don`t think `casting couch` exists. If at all it does, I have not seen it."
A daily reported that filmmaker Sudhir Mishra had personally delivered a complaint letter against model-turned-actress Payal Rohatgi to the Versova police station, last evening as a "precautionary measure" in the wake of some intimidating phone calls and messages he had been getting from Payal.
Payal`s publicist Avantika clarified saying, "The content of those messages are absolutely correct but they are in no way threatening or intimidating as they are made out to be.”
Avantika further illustrated, "After Sudhir intervened in what was between Payal and Dibaker, Payal did call up Sudhir to ask as to why he was intervening in the matter when he didn`t know what had happened. The messages sent to him said the same. Sudhir reverted to Payal`s texts by apologizing for his intervention and Payal let it go. After things were sorted, he goes and files a police complaint! When Payal asked him if he did file a complaint, he says no! We have his message for the record saying he hasn`t filed the complaint. We are going to produce it to the media. If he claims to be threatened what took him almost 12 days to take an action! Was he sleeping over it!"