Bollywood actress Luviena Lodh had posted a video on Instagram last week, claiming that filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has been harassing her and that she has filed for divorce from the filmmaker’s nephew Sumit Sabherwal, since he supplies drugs. Slamming the video, Sumit Sabherwal’s lawyers said in a statement, “We stand concerned for our client Mr Sumit Sabherwal. The claims and contents of the video being circulated by our client’s estranged wife Mrs Luveena Lodh are denied in toto. Our client expresses his deepest regret that the good name of Mr Mahesh Bhatt and Mr Mukesh Bhatt is being sullied solely due to his pending (since 2016) matrimonial dispute with his wife.”
In her video, Luviena Lodh had expressed that Mahesh Bhatt is the biggest don of the industry and her husband Sumit was related to him. However, Sumit’s lawyer clarified that he was only an employee of Mahesh and Mukhesh Bhatt owned Vishesh films and that all the statements about their relation were part of a ‘well-crafted conspiracy’. The statement read, “It is made amply clear that our client is merely an employee of M/s Vishesh Films Pvt Ltd and NOT related to either of the Bhatt Brothers, as falsely and maliciously been sought to be made out by the video in the question. Every attempt being made in order to formulate a relation between our client and the Bhatt brothers must be construed as a well-crafted conspiracy to precipitate and motivate a lucrative ‘settlement’ for her disputes with our client; as is amply made clear in her interviews as well. Out client has the highest regard for the judiciary of our country and reserves his actionable claims against Mrs Luveena Lodh for charges as and when he may institute against her.
Previously, the legal counsel representing Vishesh Films had shared, “With reference to video released by one Lavina Lodhi. We, on behalf of our client Mahesh Bhatt, refute the allegations. Such allegations are not only false and defamatory but have serious consequences in law. Our client will take such action in accordance with law as advised.”