At a Press Conference held in Mumbai, veteran actress Sapna launched a massive tirade against Mahesh Bhatt, Sunny Leone and Veena Malik and called for a complete ban on Veena Malik and Sunny Leone from working in India.
Speaking in the presence of various TV news channels including ABP News (formerly Star News), News 24, Aajtak, TV9, India TV and several others, Sapna categorically stated that Veena Malik is indulging in illegal activities in India. “Any person on a work visa in India cannot accept payments in cash for services rendered. The payment has to be made by account payee cheque only. Veena Malik has been receiving payments most in cash and allegedly using hawala to repatriate the money to benami bank accounts in Dubai and Pakistan. Sapna also claimed that Veena Malik allegedly has underworld links and was involved in the betting racket in Pakistan. She has been dishonored and thrown out of her own country. Why are we tolerating her in our country where thousands of girls are struggling for work? What is her USP,” asked Sapna?
Similarly, she attached Mahesh Bhatt for casting a porn star in his film. “Does Mahesh Bhatt keep searching for porn stars on the internet? With so many Indian girls ready to do hot scenes and other glamour roles, what was the need for Sunny Leone? And now Bhatt saab is auctioning Sunny Leone’s bikini and undergarments to garner publicity for his film? If Bhatt saab wanted money, he could have appealed to all Indian women, they would have donated their underwear to Mahesh Bhatt so that he could raise money for the publicity for his films,” retorted Sapna.
Sapna had filed a non-cognizable complaint on Monday at the Amboli Police Station in suburban Mumbai (NC No 1208 / 2012) u/s 507 of the Indian Penal Code against some unknown persons allegedly claiming to act for and on behalf of Mahesh Bhatt and Veena Malik. The callers allegedly threatened her with serious bodily harm besides abusing her and her family on two occasions in the last 24 hours for speaking out against Mahesh Bhatt and Veena Malik.
The threatening calls were trigged by Sapna’s interview to a local publication, in which she had said that Mahesh Bhatt is a porn director and Veena Malik should be sent back to Pakistan. “Veena Malik should try supporting homosexuals and prostitutes in Pakistan instead of trying out these publicity stunts in Mumbai,” is what Sapna said in her interview. She had also alleged that Mahest Bhatt is promoting pornography in India which is a crime.