‘Veer’ actress, Zareen Khan has filed a police complaint against her former manager, Anjali Atha for allegedly branding her a prostitute over a monetary dispute.
SpotBoye reports that Khan and her lawyer filed the FIR at Khar Police Station this evening, under IPC.
A source at the police station told the publication, “The manager who worked along with her for almost 3 to 4 months has some monetary disputes, there were several messages exchanged between them. In one of the messages, she used foul language and called her prostitute as per the complainant, we are yet to ascertain all the facts given by complainant, as per the demands of investigation we will summon her. The Case has been registered under section 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC. We are investigating the matter.”
Her lawyer Rizwan Siddique added, “To protect my client Ms. Zareen Khan’s name, image, reputation and dignity from any harm, and also for other willful criminal offences indulged in by my client’s erstwhile Manager Ms. Anjali Atha, my client was constrained to register an F.I.R. today with Khar Police Station. At this juncture, I would only like to state that my client’s name, image and reputation was being openly tarnished by her own erstwhile Manager whom she trusted unconditionally, and as the matter now needs to be investigated further, therefore an F.I.R. was interalia registered in the said matter under Section 509 of Indian Penal Code. A woman’s dignity and reputation is of immense value and cannot be put at risk by anyone by indulging in character assassination, and especially by someone who was your representative and whom you once trusted blindly. My client has taken this matter with the seriousness it deserves.”