Over the weekend gone by, she was in for a rude shock when someone, who claimed to be her husband, tried to force his way into her house. The incident happened in Lahore, Pakistan, where Meera is currently stationed. Though the man wasn't eventually successful in his attempt, a terrified Meera immediately called up her mentor in Bollywood, Mahesh Bhatt, and cried for help.
Confirms Mahesh Bhatt, "Yes, Meera did call from Lahore. Some guy claiming to be her husband tried to break into her home and kill her! She needs help." Incidentally it was Mahesh Bhatt, who along with Mukesh Bhatt, had launched her as an actor in Bollywood with Nazar (2005) which was directed by Soni Razdan. Meera was paired opposite Ashmit Patel in the film that had failed at the box office.
This is not the first time though that Meera has got into trouble and she has reached out to Mahesh Bhatt for help. Last year, she had landed up at Mahesh Bhatt's house at around 2 AM in the morning after being troubled by a guy. At that time she was living in Mumbai and she became so terrified after the incident that she didn't have anyone else to look forward to help than her mentor himself.
It's a different matter though that Mahesh Bhatt had refused to entertain her request at that time of the night and asked Sevy Ali (producer of Nazar) to help her out.
Though at that time both the parties had found the behaviour of each other unacceptable (Meera was miffed that Bhatt didn't allow her in while the latter felt that she shouldn't have knocked at his doors in the paranoiac state that she was in), situation is a little different today.
While for Meera, it was again Mahesh Bhatt whom she showed her trust, even Mahesh Bhatt is not shying away from helping her out.
Coming back to Meera's claim, there is also another version floating around as per netizens. It has also been stated that the man is actually Meera's husband and has the relevant papers and photographs to back his statement. Apparently he did try to reach Meera but her guards prevented him from entering her house.
Though one hopes that things do not take an uglier turn, as per Mahesh Bhatt, there is help already reaching out to Meera from official channels.
"Salman Taseer, the Governor of Punjab, was very prompt in taking action. Meera is still crying for help though", says Mahesh Bhatt.
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