Filmmaker Gaurang Doshi was called in for questioning by the Versova police on Monday. Doshi had moved a session’s court for anticipatory bail on Saturday, pleading that he feared arrest in a criminal case of assault and intimidation filed against him by his live-in girlfriend and actor Flora Saini.
Prosecution sought time to file a reply in response to Doshi’s petition, following which Judge PV Bavsar adjourned the matter to February 27. Doshi’s petition said that Flora had filed a non-cognizable complaint alleging that he had assaulted and intimidated her.
Speaking to HT, Doshi said: “Flora had filed a case against her mother a few months ago. If she can file a case against her own mother, one can imagine what extent she can go to.”
“The film world knows about her past and her current position in the industry. I am starting a new big film, which she wanted to be a part of. That could be the reason behind her filing an assault case against me, he said. “Friendship and work are two different things. I cannot please all my friends when it comes to work,” added Doshi, who has made films such as Ankhen and Deewar.
The producer said: “I did not run away. I was very much in town. So, today I went to the Versova police station and gave them a letter with my version of the whole controversy.”