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Starlet mistaken for Mumbai bar girl
September 21, 2005 21:12 IST
Telugu film starlet Tamanna Bhatia lodged a complaint on Wednesday with the Mumbai police after some local newspapers published her photograph, believing it to be that of controversial bar girl Tarannum Khan, arrested on the charge of having nexus with cricket bookies.
Tamanna's father Santosh lodged a complaint at the Oshiwara police station in western Mumbai, demanding action against the newspapers. However the police, while registering a non-cognizable complaint, advised Bhatia to initiate civil action since the matter was not under their purview.
In that case, Bhatia can opt for initiating defamation process against the newspapers, police sources said. DCP Amitabh Gupta said Tamanna's father had lodged a non-cognizable complaint. The Telugu starlet's photograph was reportedly being circulated with an e-mail, which says the picture was that of Tarannum Khan.
"The picture in the e-mail was taken during a media briefing at the shooting of a film. People do not realise that they are playing with the life of somebody," Tamanna told a news channel on Wednesday.
Tarannum Khan, the high profile bar girl, who is alleged to have been gifted lakhs of rupees by her admirers when she worked in Deepa Bar in suburban Andheri, is well known for her mesmerising looks. However, she has chosen to stay under a veil during television interveiws.