The leading tabloid owned by the journalist reported last month that Pooja Umashankar's sex video was doing rounds on the internet with the cover page title – Shringeri Pooja Blue Filmnalli Bettale (Shringeri Pooja Gets Nude in Blue Film).
Reacting to this report, Pooja Umashankar said, “Ravi Belagere has published two issues with the above mentioned titled. How can he publish without getting the facts right? I went to his office and asked whether he has proofs. But he too was not sure of it.”
Talking about the life after the controversial article, Pooja Umashankar says, “I hail from a respectable family and this article has completely tarnished our family reputation. In fact, my father, who was in Shringeri, was upset with the development.”
“Now that he has not apologised, we have decided to file a defamation case against the journalist.”