Filmmaker Mahesh Mukesh Bhatt filed a case of a defamation suit against actress Luviena Lodh in Bombay High Court for making “defamatory, slanderous and false allegations” against them.
The Bhatt siblings sought for Rs. 1 crore in damages and also a restraining order for making any such false claims in future.
The suit claims that Sumit Sabharwa not directly related to the Bhatts and that he was “the son of the applicants’ sister’s husband’s brother”.
The plea taken up for urgent hearing on Monday, where a single bench of Justice AK Menon asked Lodh to file a reply.
The next hearing posted for after three weeks meanwhile, Lodh’s advocate assured that she will not publish or make any statement against the plaintiffs.
Last week, Luviena took her social media handle and posted a video where she accused Mahesh Bhatt of ruining people’s life and called him “biggest don of the industry”.
In that video, she claims to have been married to Bhatt’s nephew Sumit Sabharwal. She accused Sumit of supplying drugs and girls and said that is the reason she filed for a divorce. Lodh claimed that Bhatt was well aware of Sabharwal’s business.
Bhatts filed a case at the Bombay High Court seeking Lodh to be restrained from making, publishing and circulating defamatory and slanderous arguments viraling against them.
“The suit also seeks damage to tune of Rs one crore from theLuveina Lodh for making various grossly defamatory, distasteful and false allegations against the applicants (Bhatts),” the suit said. It also sought a direction towards Lodh to delete the video which she posted.
They are famous personalities, with malicious intentions to obtain the best settlement in her divorce proceedings with her estranged husband.