Sharmiela Mandre approaches the court for an injunction on stories linking her to drug case in Bengaluru
The ongoing drug scandal that allegedly links the Kannada film industry with drug abuse has been making headlines for three weeks now. The case has seen two prominent actresses Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani being arrested. There have also been reports in some sections of the media that have linked other names to this scandal, albeit there hasn’t been any word from the police yet on the same.
Actress Sharmiela Mandre, who was also involved in a car accident in the wee hours of the morning in April during the national lockdown, has approached the court order to the media regarding her name, and her accident, being allegedly linked to the ongoing scandal. The actress shared the following note on her social media.
“Hello everyone, I have been extremely disturbed by the recent allegations by SOME TV channels and newspapers against me linking me to the drug scandal and the false implications against me concerning the car accident on 04.04.2020 in which I was injured. All of this, during this difficult period when me and my family members are still recovering from Covid. My earlier plans went in vain. As a last resort, I have approached the City Civil Court, Bengaluru, restraining the publication of such false and defamatory stories against me. I am grateful that the Hon’ble court granted an interim order 11.09.2020 restraining the publication of any such defamatory content against me either linking me to the drug scandal or making false implications regarding the car accident in 04.04.2020. I am thankful to the law firm IndusLaw – led by Mr Lomesh Kiran Nidumuri (partner) thankful to Mr Uday Holla (senior advocate) for arguing the case. The matter is sub-judice. I once again request the media not to publish such stories anymore. (Sic)”