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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Dec 2014

Paridhi Sharma sexually harassed by Jodha Akbar’s director? Ekta rubbishes reports

Navdeep Kaur Marwah, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 27, 2014
First Published: 13:14 IST(27/4/2014) | Last Updated: 13:17 IST(27/4/2014)

After the reports of actor Paridhi Sharma ­alleging sexual harassment by her show Jodha Akbar’s director ­surfaced, producer Ekta Kapoor has ­rubbished the reports and denied ­getting any such complaints from the actor.

It was being ­reported that Paridhi, who plays Jodha in the ongoing TV show, produced by Ekta’s production house, had complained to Ekta about being sexually abused by the show’s director, Santram Verma.

However, when contacted, Ekta said, “All these are just rumours and there is no truth to them. I request you to please not pay any heed to it. This is nothing more than rubbish.”

The 38-year-old added, “The fact is that there have been problems between Santram and Paridhi, but there’s no sexual context. Please stay away from such rumours. I haven’t got any ­complaints from Paridhi.”

Santram, who was ­earlier accused of the same in the past by another actor, has reportedly said that all this is being done to malign his image.

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