Actress Shamita Shetty was verbally abused and her driver was roughed up in Thane, Mumbai, on Tuesday evening, by three unknown assailants who rammed their vehicle into the rear of the actress’ car. She has filed a complaint with Rabodi police, Thane.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the actress and her driver for two years, Darshan Sawant, were travelling from Versova to Brahmand when the accident occurred. “When they had reached the Cadbury bridge, her car was dashed by another car from behind. Later, the other driver cornered the actor’s vehicle and forced them to stop near Viviana Mall,” said a police official of the Rabodi station.
Once the driver got out of the vehicle, the driver and passengers of the vehicle began to abuse and assault him. The vehicle used by the assailants belonged to a cab-aggregator service. “There were three people in the car, I noted down its number,” said the 29-year-old driver.
As instructed by the actress, he drove to the nearest police station where a complaint was lodged under various sections of the IPC. The police have registered a case and are trying to track down the accused based on CCTV footages and the registration number of the car.
An NDTV report says that it was a bike that rammed into the actress’ car. When the driver stepped out to inspect the damage, he was roughed up by the three people who were on the bike. The incident took place at around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Though nobody had been injured, the police registered a case based on the details provided by the driver.
Shamita Shetty is the younger sister of actress Shilpa Shetty. After debuting in the SRK-starrer Mohabbatein in 2000, the actress starred in films like Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse, Cash and Zeher. Currently she is appearing in the television action show Khatron Ke Khiladi hosted by Rohit Shetty.