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I was being abused, humiliated: Preity Zinta writes on FB

"Exhausted but happy to finally be back home in Mumbai. I'd like to apologize to the media but it will not be possible for me to make any comments or statements as this investigation is still on. I am a responsible citizen of this country and my only fault is that I am a woman, who reached a breaking point after constantly being abused, threatened & humiliated at work by someone who once was very dear to me.”
Written by Sunitra Pacheco , Edited by Sarika Sharma | Mumbai | Updated: July 2, 2014 2:47 pm

Preity Zinta set a lot of tongues wagging when she filed a complaint against ex beau and business partner Ness Wadia for physically abusing and threatening her in public.

Both the media and the public questioned her actions and decision to bring to light what they considered to be a private issue. Being the straight forward woman that she is, the bubbly actress took to Facebook to post a few facts, explaining why she made the decision to file an F.IR.

“Why did i report a personal matter to the police? PERSONAL MATTER ? Seriously ? For the record this relationship was ended by me in 2009 and i don’t ever recall having gone to the police on any personal matter irrespective of what happened then. But now its been 6 years since the break up so THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL MATTER.”

Preity Zinta also tackled the accusation that she did it for money or publicity. “Is this done for MONEY ? IPL was my project from the start and for the record not only did I pay for myself (Rs 5 crores) when I got into the IPL (bid) I paid for Ness too ! 5 crores! (Proof of my financial commitment in the IPL is with the Bcci.) To be fair to him he did pay me back a couple of months later ( without any premium) so Hope the money theory is put to end once and for all.”

“Is this done for PUBLICITY ? No one wants to be involved in something like this for cheap publicity as this is more humiliating then something to be proud of, specially if you are a very private and self respecting person. I have been in this film industry since 1998 and have been part of the biggest blockbusters in the past. From Best actress awards to a bravery award i have won them all so please give me a break ! I don’t need publicity, specially cheap publicity,” she wrote.

Furthermore Preity, who immediately left for the United States post filing her complaint with the police, explained her disappearance from the country.

“My disappearance to the US – I HAD to go to the Us as I had work there which I could …continued »

First Published on: July 2, 201410:39 amSingle Page Format
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