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Pooja speaks up on Adnan’s behalf

Actress Pooja Bedi wants singer-composer Adnan Sami to take steps to protect himself legally so that incidents like Monday’s scuffle are not repeated, reports Hiren Kotwani.

india Updated: Apr 16, 2009 01:36 IST
Hiren Kotwani

Actress Pooja Bedi wants singer-composer Adnan Sami to take steps to protect himself legally so that incidents like Monday’s scuffle are not repeated.

Bedi has alleged that Sami’s wife Saba assaulted her at the singer’s house in Lokhandwala. Saba had earlier filed a complaint of ‘verbal abuse’ against her husband.

Bedi said she was helping take care of Sami’s father, who’s suffering from pancreatic cancer and hepatitis, on Monday. “Adnan hadn’t slept a wink for over two days, so I offered to watch over his father while he rested for a few hours,” Bedi said. But Saba tried to grab her arm and forced her to leave, the actress alleged.

Bedi said she has suggested to Sami that he take adequate precautions — after talking to his and his wife’s lawyers — to prevent a repeat of such incidents. “She [Saba] gets out of control and is capable of implicating anyone and creating a case,” Bedi said. “Whether it’s Adnan or anyone else, my only worry is that they should not be falsely implicated for no fault of theirs.”

She said she did not want Sami or anyone else to be intimidated by Saba.

“I told him (Sami) to keep his chin up, chest out and not worry about her wild tactics, because I and all his other friends are with him,” Bedi said. “Saba comes from a super rich family… but it looks like her life’s mission is to strip Adnan of the one home he has worked with blood, sweat and tears to make for himself.”

Both Sami and Saba were unavailable for comment as their phones were switched off.

Senior Inspector Kiran Sonone of the Oshiwara police said that it was not up to the police to stop anybody from entering Sami’s house.

“It is up to Adnan as he is the owner of the house.”