The flocculation of statements and media expostulations over the last few weeks have been subtle. But the Guardian’s front page on Monday was a smack in the face—Race Hate.
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“Sadly, in India, the fairer sex has to have a larger limit, more tolerance and worry about what people will say, irrespective of the facts and the truth,” said Preity Zinta on her Facebook page.
The Bollywood actress-businesswoman opened up publicly last Wednesday about her recent police complaint against her former beau, businessman Ness Wadia. Zinta alleged that Wadia molested and verbally abused her.
Via “Real Preity Zinta”, her official page, she was quite thorough in her answers to questions about her complaint. She clarified that it was not a “personal matter” that was reported to the police, since she ended the relationship in 2009, and that it was not done for financial or publicity reasons.
“No one wants to be involved in something like this for cheap publicity, as this is more humiliating than something to be proud of, especially if you are a very private and self-respecting person … I don’t need publicity, especially cheap publicity,” she wrote. Meanwhile, Wadia also wrote to the Marine Drive police station on Wednesday, naming nine people who are said to have witnessed the alleged incident. Part of the statement read: “We are hereby providing a list of persons who were present at the Kings Eleven vs Chennai Super kings match at Wankhede Stadium on May, 30, 2014.
We believe these persons who were present would be able to provide independent and truthful facts about the events that took place at the stadium on that evening, with regard to the false complaint filed by Preity Zinta against me.”
Police confirmed receiving the letter and statements are expected to be taken from the nine people. #BollyTalks will keep you posted.