MUMBAI, India – In a new twist to Ness Wadia-Preity Zinta episode, the Wadia group has filed a police complaint claiming they received threatening calls and a text message from an underworld don warning that their business will be in trouble if the actress was harassed, the Press Trust of India news service reported on Wednesday.
A secretary to industrialist Nusli Wadia received calls on his cell phone from a person, who claimed to be fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari, and filed a complaint with NM Joshi Marg police station, said Mahesh Patil, deputy commissioner of police. “Don't run around Preity Zinta. Give my message to Wadia. Otherwise his business will be in trouble,” said a text message which was received by Nusli’s aide from the gangster.
The news service reported that the secretary's name has been withheld by the police. Patil did not clarify if the phone belonged to the secretary or one of the members of Wadia family. The complaint has now been transferred to the anti-extortion cell of the crime branch to ascertain the veracity of the caller's claim of being Ravi Pujari and from where it was made.
Nusli Wadia's elder son Ness is locked in a bitter feud with Zinta, his former girlfriend, who has accused him of abuse and molestation during an IPL cricket match on May 30 in full public view, a charge the Bombay Dyeing group scion has rejected as false and baseless. The two had ended their courtship a few years ago, but continued to co-own IPL team Kings XI Punjab along with some others.