The 1-crore defamation suit against the lady named Luviena Lodh who accused Mahesh Bhatt of being “the don of Bollywood”whose “nephew” her former husband, allegedly supplied drugs and girls to the movie industry, is the first major step towards redress taken by a movie-industry stalwart whose name has allegedly been used for self-advancement.
Sources say this kind of unsubtle blackmail won’t work any more.
“Bhatt Saab has kept mum through an avalanche of unsavoury accusations. It’s time to take the defamatory brigade to task,” a source very close to Mahesh Bhatt tells me, adding that the defamation suit against Ms Lodh will be seen to its “logical closure”
Coming up next is a huge defamation suit against the starlet who accused Anurag Kashyap of sexual misconduct.
“She now stands completely exposed. She doesn’t have a shred of evidence to support her allegations. It’s all hearsay. It’s time to get down to hard facts,” a friend of Kashyap tells me.