In a video posted to Instagram on Friday, actress Luviena Lodh alleged that she feared for her and her family's safety due to ongoing harassment by Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt and his family.
"If anything happens with me or my family, the only people responsible will be Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt, Sumit Sabharwal, Sahil Sehgal and Kumkum Sehgal," Lodh said.
She went in to talk about her marriage to ex-husband Sunil Sabharwal who is Bhatt's nephew and claimed that their divorce was due to her discovery that he was a drug peddler and "supplied women" for other directors.
"And Mahesh Bhatt has full knowledge of this," she continued.
"He is the biggest don of this industry. He runs the whole system and if you don't play by the rules he will make your life miserable. How many lives has he ruined? How many actors, directors, composers has he managed to ruin? All he has to do is make a discreet phone call and people will lose their jobs."
She also alleged that Sabharwal had a running list of clients on his phone to whom he supplied their drug of choice, naming actresses Amyra Dastur and Sapna Pabbi.
In the 2 minute long video, LuvienaLodh described what she claimed were near-constant attempts by Bhatt to drive her out of her house.
"I went to the police station to file and NC and couldn't get it done. Nobody would accept it. Even when I finally got to file an NC complaint no action was taken," the actress alleged.
"At least now people will realise what goes on behind closed doors and how many people's lives he has ruined. Because Mahesh Bhatt is extremely powerful and influential," she concluded.