Mumbai: Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan on Friday alleged that an unidentified person had created a fake email account in his name and had been misleading his fans as well as people from the film industry. The actor has written to the police in this regard and requested the cops “to take corrective steps as well as block the fake email account”.
In a four-page letter to police commissioner Rakesh Maria, the 40-year-old actor accused an unidentified person of creating a fake email account, email@example.com, and interacting with his fans.
In the letter, the actor has stated that a young girl has sent a lot of photographs and film clips to the fake email address believing it to be his and the material, if used wrongly, can ruin both his and the girl’s reputations.
What does the letter say?
Hrithik’s lawyer Dipesh Mehta said, “We have complained to the police commissioner. We have full confidence in the police and I am sure the accused will soon be arrested.”
In his letter to the police, the actor said, “Many people, including my fans and certain people from the film industry have told me that they are communicating with me on firstname.lastname@example.org. I told them that it is not my email address, but they are not ready to believe the same.”
“I enjoy unprecedented fan following and my fans love and adulate me beyond words. A lot of people have a lot of expectations from a ‘Super star’ and they tend to act in an abnormal manner. Sometimes, our fans tend to write poems and love letters, sometimes they give threats to kill us and also send marriage proposals!” the letter stated.
‘Young girl has sent photos and clips’
“I am given to understand that a young girl has sent a lot of photographs and film clips on the email address, thinking that she is sending it to me. Hence as a law-abiding citizen, I firmly believe that the same has to be brought to your kind notice, as the said material, if used wrongly, can ruin my reputation and the girl completely,” he added.
The actor sought the police to initiate “corrective steps against the person, who is cheating and conning people by impersonating me.”
What are the cops doing?
When asked, Maria told PTI, “We are probing the complaint to identify the perpetrator.” Police are likely to register an FIR in this regard in a day or two.
With agency inputs.