Trashing media reports about his alleged links with American terror suspect David Headley , Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi on Thursday said he never met any person by that name.
"These allegations are baseless and are causing harm to my image and day-to-day life. I am very upset by the irresponsible behavior of the media," he said.
In a statement issued through his lawyer Rohini Vakil, Emraan said he was "shocked" to see the news channels put out reports without proper verification.
"I was in touch with Joint Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, Rakesh Maria, to clarify whether the NIA had given any such information to the media . However, Maria very clearly denied any such information had been passed on and that my name has never been linked in this case," he said.
Claiming the NIA had not contacted him so far, the actor threatened legal action against news channels or publications for dragging his name in the case.
Headley, suspected LeT operative was arrested by FBI on the charge of plotting terror attack in India, along with his associate Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Canadian of Pakistani origin. Their involvement is also suspected in 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai last year.
Headley was alleged to have established contact several Bollywood personalities during his stay in Mumbai. He and Rana had visited India between 2006 and 2009.