Well the nephew has spoken up. Turns out he is not their nephew at all. He is not related to the Bhatts. Sumeet Sabherwal had broken his silence on the matter and said that he is in no way related to the Bhatts. He is merely an employee in Vishesh Films.
Now her separated husband has finally opened up against this allegations.
Sumeet Sabherwal has issued a statement clearing his name.
“The claims and contents of the video being circulated by our client’s estranged wife Mrs. Luveena Lodh are denied in toto,” the statement read.
“Our client expresses his deepest regret that the good name of Mr. Mahesh Bhatt & Mr. Mukesh Bhatt (herein after referred to as the Bhatt Brother’s) is being sullied solely due to his pending (since 2016) matrimonial dispute with his wife. It is made amply clear that our client is merely and employee of M/s Vishesh Films Pvt Ltd. and NOT related to either of the Bhatt Brother’s as has falsely and maliciously been sought to be made out by the video’s in 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,” it added.
Luveena Lodh in an Instagram video had accused Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt of harassing her. She had also added that their nephew, her ex husband has also been threatening her. Not only Instagram, Lodh gave many interviews and said the same thing. She accused Sumeet of supplying drugs and women to various actors. According to Lodh, Mahesh Bhatt knew about it. Calling Mahesh Bhatt the biggest don of the film industry, she said,
“If you don’t play by his rules, he will make life difficult for you. Mahesh Bhatt has ruined a lot of lives by putting them out of work. He makes one phone call and people lose their job. Ever since I filed a case against him, he has been trying to enter my house and remove me from this house. No one files my NC (non-cognizable complaint) either and even after great difficulty I manage to file an NC, no action is taken.”
The filmmaker’s lawyers also denied all such claims and issued a statement stating “With reference to the 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. SD/- Naik Naik & Co. Legal Counsel, Vishesh Films.”