Veteran singer Asha Bhosle has approached the police seeking registration of FIR against her tenant and yesteryear star Sadhana, alleging that she was being denied access to the garden at her bungalow in suburban Khar by the actress, police said today.
Following the complaint, police have initiated an inquiry into the matter, they said.
Sadhana, 70, known for her roles in films like Mera Saya, Woh Kaun Thi and Hum Dono, has been staying on the ground floor of the two-storeyed Sangeeta bungalow owned by Bhosle.
Besides Sadhana, builder Yusuf Lakdawala stays on the second floor whereas actress Baby Naaz lives on the first floor, police said, adding all the three are tenants.
"Sadhana Nayyar is the tenant in respect of the ground floor premises only. However, she is wrongly claiming tenancy in respect of the garden abutting the ground floor premises in Sangeeta bungalow by restricting free and unhindered access to the garden to me and my representatives/servants/agents. The said garden is in my possession," Bhosle said in a complaint to Santa Cruz police station last month.
"My uninterrupted lawful possession of the said premises is now being sought to be disturbed with malafide intentions by Sadhana on a false pretext and by obstructing and interfering with the entry/access to the premises by her representatives/servants/agents," Bhosle said.
The 78-year-old singer said she had asked the police to file an FIR and take immediate action against Sadhana over her alleged claim of tenancy in respect of the garden.
"The garden was never let out to her. The same always remained in my possession," Bhosle stated in the complaint.
In a related case, Sadhana had in August 2010 lodged a complaint with Santa Cruz police accusing Lakdawala of issuing death threats and trying to force her to vacate the floor.
The actress had also alleged that Lakdawala wanted to redevelop the property for which he has been terrorising her and asking her to leave the ground floor residence, police said.
Lakdawala was arrested in November 2010 and let off on bail after a day. Lakdawala then approached the Bandra Magistrate claiming he had been falsely implicated and defamed by Sadhana, denying that he had ever threatened the actress.
In October last year, a magistrate had granted bail to Sadhana who appeared before the court after a defamation case was filed against her by Lakdawala.