Mumbai, Nov 24 (IBNS) Close on the heels of the arrest of journalist-turned-actor-turned-publicist Anant Narayan, after a police complaint by former Miss India and actress Sayali Bhagat, a new PR scandal is coming to the fore.
This time, another journalist-turned-publicist called Flynn Remedios has been falsely claiming to be firebrand Rakhi Sawant´s publicist and issuing misleading statements on her behalf.
Flynn, who has earlier been arrested and jailed for various cases involving starlets Nandini Jumani, Sherlyn Chopra and Moon Das, is learnt to have sent out various press releases to the media, announcing developments in Rakhi´s career, as well as addressing issues and controversies on her behalf in the media.
But recently, when he spread false reports that Rakhi wants pornstar Sunny Leone out of Bigg Boss, Rakhi blew her top. "This Flynn guy had been calling me, posing as a journalist first and extracting information about my work, in the garb of taking my interviews. Later, when I learnt that he was incorrectly claiming to be my publicist, I stopped speaking to him and taking his calls. He has never been my publicist, but keeps issuing fake statements on my behalf," fumes Rakhi.
"Now I have hired Dale Bhagwagar as my publicist and he is a very straightforward and classy person. If this Flynn chap continues to harass me and spread incorrect reports about me, I will ask Dale to put him in place by clarifying the matters and also complain to the police and take legal action against Flynn. Uss fraud ko main uski naani yaad dila doongi," Rakhi shoots in her characteristic style.
Coincidently, apart from representing Rakhi Sawant and other celebs and movies in Bollywood, Dale Bhagwagar is also the publicist to Shiney Ahuja, who was allegedly cornered by Anant Narayan, when the latter reportedly sent out press releases on behalf of Sayali Bhagat, without her consent.
These releases had claimed that Sayali was "sexually harassed" by actors Amitabh Bachchan, Shiney Ahuja, Arya Babbar and filmmaker Sajid Khan. Sayali, who denies having made any such claims, is also learnt to have met up with Dale and consulted him about the problems she was facing, before filing a police complaint with the Cyber Crime Investigating Cell at Crime Branch in Mumbai.