Rhea Pillai, live-in partner of Leander Paes has filed a complaint against him alleging that the tennis star locked her out of her own house and tried to dispossess her.
A friend of Pillai told a leading daily that Rhea had gone to a Bollywood actor's niece's party with her daughter on Thursday evening. While Rhea returned to their Carter road house, her daughter stayed back.
"There were five goons who didn't let Rhea in. After she called the police helpline, a policewoman arrived 45 minutes later, after which the men let her in. She saw Leander had packed all her belongings and was preparing to throw her out," alleged her friend.
Rhea said, "Thank god my daughter was not with me. I had left her at Rani Mukherji's house and had come home to freshen up. He (Paes) is crossing all limits now."
Rhea Pillai further added, "In March, Paes' father, his bodyguard and two hackers had broken into my puja room.They had taken documents after hacking into my computer and threatened to give them to the media. I had dared them to do so. After the incident, I had filed a complaint with the police on March 20 and Paes' petition seeking Aiyana's custody was filed in retaliation."
But there is a different version from Leander's legal representative.
Zulfikar Memon of MZM Legal representing Leander released a statement on late Thursday saying, "This is Leander's home. Leander had instructed his staff to prepare the guest room where his parents normally stay, for their arrival, where Rhea had placed some of her artefacts. This police complaint seems like a bid on Rhea's part to gain sympathy, create controversy and stop Leander's parents from staying. This is not the room Rhea has been using as a bedroom."
Bandra police has recorded Rhea's statement and would register an FIR or a non-cognisable complaint as per their findings.
Leander earlier had troubled relation with Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhry.