Bollywood starlets Kangana Ranaut and Aarti Chhabria are furious over linking them to Lashkar-e-Taiba mastermind David Coleman Headley (49), who was possibly involved in the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai and other bomb blasts across the country. Now, they are planning to take legal action against people who spread the baseless rumours and spoil their reputation.
Kangana is not happy with the media for dragging her name into the controversy. “I am putting on record here on my official site, that I have never had any contact whatsoever with this person Hadley, and have absolutely no idea who he is. In fact, I have never had the opportunity to meet Rahul Bhatt in my life, so meeting anyone through him is out of the question," she wrote on her blog.
“I am deeply disturbed by irresponsible media reports that unnecessarily drag my name into a controversy to gain TRPs. I plan to take strong legal action against the channel that has started such a baseless story and is damaging my credibility, and causing emotional distress to my family, friends, fans as well as me," she added.
Aarti Chhabria has gone one step ahead by lodging a complaint with the Mumbai police commissioner, asking him to investigate the baseless rumours. Her advocate Hitesh Jain said that the false allegations that she dated Headley has caused her tremendous mental and physical trauma. He added that he has asked the police to investigate and book the culprit.
It was reported that Kangana and Aarti were introduced to Headley by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's son Rahul Bhatt, who worked in the the gym where they used to work out. However, the starlets claimed that they have met neither Headley nor Rahul.
It is said that the National Investigative Agency (NIA) is analysing phone records of several Bollywood actors including Emraan Hashmi and Soha Ali Khan for their connection with Headley, who was arrested recently by the CIA for the alleged involvement in terror activities.