Actor Preity Zinta has filed a police complaint against her former boyfriend and businessman Ness Wadia, alleging that he molested, abused and threatened her inside the Wankhede stadium in south Mumbai. Ms Zinta co-owns the IPL team, Kings XI Punjab, with Mr Wadia.
Reacting to the allegations, Mr Wadia has released a statement saying, “I am shocked at the complaint and the allegations made against me are totally false and baseless.”
The 39-year-old actor filed the complaint on Thursday night alleging that she was molested by Mr Wadia, 44, inside the stadium on May 30, police sources at Marine Drive Police station told Press Trust of India.
An IPL match was played between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede stadium on May 30.
She gave a written complaint following which a first information report or FIR was registered against Mr Wadia under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), police sources added.
The actor and the businessman had called off their five-year-long relationship in 2009.