Om Allah actress in trouble

Published: Jan 13, 2011, 06:31 IST | Ketan Ranga

Actress threatened over FB comments, files complaint with cyber cell

Actress threatened over FB comments, files complaint with cyber cell

An Indian actress co-starring with a Pakistani actress in a Bollywood film has found out that the movie title can land her in a very tight situation.

On Tuesday Kavita Radheshyam who debuts in the film Om Allah complained to the cyber cell and also filed a complaint with the Amboli police station stating that she was being threatened on Facebook (FB), a popular social networking site, and via phone by unknown persons from Pakistan and Mumbai.

Debutant Kavita Radheshyam received phone calls from unknown persons in Pakistan and Mumbai

Kavita said that someone had put up a comment on her wall on FB protesting against the movie title and questioning her morals and religion.

She, in retaliation pasted a comment on the same site asking why all terrorists were Muslims. The person in turn started a protest page on the site and protests and abuses from others came pouring in.

Kavita also protested against people commenting on the site, which further ignited the issue leading to more abusive calls and threatening emails.

The actress has also received an email advising her to remove her profile from FB and in addition, unknown callers have given her seven days to apologise to Muslims all over, and to stop working on the film immediately.

 Kavita said, "I have no regrets for whatever I said to them while responding to their abusive comments on FB. I will not apologise for saying what I said since they have attacked my religion."

She added, "This is my first movie and I don't see why they should have a problem with the poster of Om Allah since there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.
The movie portrays Hindus and Muslims together and is not biased against any religion."

The protest page originated in Pakistan, as they found Om and Allah together and also a Pakistani actress, Meera, is co-starring with her in the movie.

Filmmaker, Faisal Saif, said, "I have Meera working in this movie with Kavita and the movie is based on the togetherness of Om and Allah.

We have nothing against any religion. I don't know what the problem is that deserves protest, abuses and threats."

Amboli police confirmed that they have registered a non-cognizable offence and also the cyber police have confirmed that Kavita has filed a complaint with them.
The police and the cyber cell are presently looking into the matter.

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