Mumbai: Bollywood actor Zareen Khan has filed a complaint against her former manager for allegedly sending her insulting messages, a police official informed on Friday.

According to the Khar police, the former manager allegedly got involved in an abusive altercation with Khan over monetary disputes. Anjali also reportedly sent objectionable messages on Zareen's mobile phone after which the actress terminated her services, ANI reported.


"A case under IPC section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) was also registered against Atha at Khar police station," said Deputy Commissioner of Police Paramjit Singh Dahiya.

However, no arrest has been made yet and the police is verifying the complaint.

Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee states that “To protect my client Ms. Zareen Khan’s name, image, reputation and dignity from any harm, and also for other willful criminal offences indulged in by my client’s erstwhile Manager Ms. Anjali Atha, my client was constrained to register an F.I.R. today with Khar Police Station. As the nature of the Complaint is privileged and confidential I would therefore not like to disclose any facts pertaining to the same.

At this juncture, I would only like to state that my client’s name, image and reputation was being openly tarnished by her own erstwhile Manager whom she trusted unconditionally, and as the matter now needs to be investigated further, therefore an F.I.R. was interalia registered in the said matter under Section 509 of Indian Penal Code. 

A woman’s dignity and reputation is of immense value and cannot be put at risk by anyone by indulging in character assassination, and especially by someone who was your our representative and whom you once trusted blindly. My client has taken this matter with the seriousness it deserves.

Sources close to Zareen say “That it’s funny how Anjali her ex-manager is still talking falsely by saying that Zareen had no work and couldn’t pay her and asked her to leave the job when the reason for her being fired is completely different, for which again Zareen was in a lot of trouble because of her.  Whereas Zareen has paid her for 4 months inspite of the fact that she only worked with her for 3 months and some days. In the very first week of working with Zareen ,she asked for a loan of 2lacs in the name of her father’s cancer , which Zareen gave her without blinking an eye only to find out from everyone that she lied about her father since she’s already taken a lot of money from others too on the same context.”

Zareen had made her Bollywood debut in the 2010 film Veer and was last seen in Vikram Bhatt's 1921.