Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Jasveer 'Jazz' Barton and Bobby Khan who were posing as Shilpa Shetty's "Agent" and "Manager" have been sent legal notices by the actresses' lawyer Rohini Vakil, informed Shetty's spokesperson and publicist Dale Bhagwagar.
Admitting that Jazz was instrumental (along with Bobby Khan) in Shetty's tie-up with Endemol (the casting-agency for 'Big Brother'), Bhagwagar added that "she never had any contract or agreement signed up with Shilpa. She was not even a friend, just an acquaintance."
Bhagwagar informed, "When the entire UK media started addressing her as Shilpa's "Agent" and Bobby Khan as 'Manager', while Shilpa was in the 'Big Brother' house, we sensed Jazz was upto mischief by misguiding the media. Queries were being misdirected to Bobby Khan and her. When we learnt that Jazz had begun brokering deals, signing financial agreements and making commitments on Shilpa's behalf, it had to be announced and clarified that she was not the "Agent"."
When Shilpa's mother Sunanda Shetty , went to London and gave out the facts about Jazz to the UK media, she took offence and began using derogatory language for Sunanda in the UK media. Bhagwagar points out, "Jazz even tried insinuate a racism angle saying, she would be "deeply unhappy if Sunanda appointed a white Briton to represent Shilpa in the UK and worldwide". It is evident, Jazz was trying to create another racist divide, behaving like a 'Jade Part 2'," Bhagwagar added.
Jazz has now come down to Mumbai and along with Bobby Khan, is giving statements and interviews to Indian channels and newspapers against the Shettys, which is why the Shettys were forced to take legal action against her.
"Jazz has received the legal notice herself at Bobby Khan's residence," informed Rohini Vakil.
"The Shetty family plans to sue Jazz and Bobby Khan for defamation and for misguiding the industry and public regarding Shilpa Shetty," added Bhagwagar.
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