Actor, Mandy Takhar who was facing harassment since a few days after a fake video went viral, has registered an FIR against the video in Mohali, near Chandigarh. On August 27, a fake video in which Mandy’s face was morphed onto that of an adult movie star and uploaded on adult content sites by unknown people, went viral. “Mandy handled the situation with immense grace and strength, and initially stayed silent on the matter but eventually the cyber bullying and trolling evidently effected her peace and she finally spoke up a few days later,” says a source close to Mandy. Confirming that the video is fake, she took to her social media post, stating how she is absolutely disappointed and disheartened with people who are making the video more viral even though everyone is aware it’s fake.
She got an FIR registered against the culprits, which includes the websites that the fake video was uploaded on and also those defaming the actress on social media platforms. The FIR has been lodged under section 67(A), 67, 66(E) of Technology Act 2000 and section 509, 354 of Indian Penal Code 1860. The cyber crime branch of Punjab police is currently investigating the case.
Mandy has done significant work in the Punjabi film industry with films like, ‘Rabb da radio’, ‘Ardas’, ‘Sardaarji’ among others.
According to the source, ” Mandy is keeping strong and feels grateful that her fans and colleagues are very supportive, making her feel more loved and respected.” After the incident, a host of leading actors from the Punjabi film industry poured out in her support, including Neeru Bajwa, Sonam Bajwa, Wamiqa Gabbi, Ammy Virk, Diljit Dosanjh, and others. Few months ago, Sonam was also a victim of cyber bullying after her social media account was mimicked and miscreants sent offensive posts to others from there.