Preity Zinta Files Molestation Case Against Ex-Boyfriend Ness Wadia

Preity Zinta Files Molestation Case Against Ex-Boyfriend Ness Wadia Mumbai Actor Preity Zinta has filed a police complaint against her former boyfriend and businessman Ness Wadia, alleging that he molested, abused and threatened her inside the Wankhede stadium in south Mumbai. Ms Zinta co-owns the IPL team, Kings XI Punjab, with Mr Wadia.

The 39-year-old actor filed the complaint on Thursday night alleging that she was molested by Mr Wadia, 44, inside the stadium on May 30, police sources at Marine Drive Police station told Press Trust of India.

An IPL match was played between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede stadium on May 30.

She gave a written complaint following which a first information report or FIR was registered against Mr Wadia under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), police sources added.

The actor and the businessman had called off their five-year-long relationship in 2009.


  1. Baba 10 years ago

    this is some news. why is she complaining about it after so many days?

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      sputnik 10 years ago

      Preity Zinta’s statement on Facebook.

      From my heart….

      I may not be super wealthy and powerful but i have truth by my side and I’ve worked very hard all my life and tried to earn respect for myself as a self made professional. It saddens me that no one at work or around ever stood up for me in the past when i was abused and insulted publicly. This time i was left with no option but to take this stern step as this incident happened in front of way too many people.

      Sometimes we are so ashamed and humiliated that we fool ourselves to believe that no one saw what happened . Everyone always looks away as if they don’t exist or then we don’t exist. People are embarrassed just enough to look away, but not too embarrassed to intervene.

      Ironically what happened at Wankade is being diluted by every other fabricated story about my character except the truth of what happened. I’m sure the witnesses will speak the truth and i trust and believe that the police will do their job fairly and quickly.

      No woman likes to be involved in a controversy like this which makes her open and vulnerable for all to take a dig at. I have worked for over 15 years in the film industry and have never been subject to such humiliating behaviour and for that i really want to thank all the men that worked with me. Through all our highs and lows my head was always held high.

      Every human being has a limit to how much they can take ; some of us foolishly call it strength and try to look ahead focusing on the positives of work and life. All these years i have never said anything about him in the media but now i have no choice.

      I humbly request the media and my supporters to pls focus on the issue and the incident that happened in Wankade and not turn this and me into a TV soap. This is not easy for me and my intention is not to harm anyone but simply to protect myself and to stand up for myself. I don’t want any sympathy from anyone but i will sincerely appreciate it if people do not try to take away my dignity in the process of my fight for respect at my workplace. I think after all these years i deserve it and I’m not asking for too much.

      Thank you.


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    sputnik 10 years ago

    Preity molestation case: No CCTV footage of the altercation available

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    sputnik 10 years ago

    For the Record…

    Sometimes in life one is faced with a situation that blows up in your face irrespective of which path you take. The last few days have felt like an emotional and moral roller coaster for me. What surprises me most are some of the reactions that i have seen or heard from people, friends and the media regarding this situation. Sadly in India the fairer sex has to have a larger limit, more tolerance and worry about what people will say irrespective of the facts and the truth.
    I appreciate all the people who stand by me and support me but i must confess i am genuinely surprised and shocked at some reactions from people in general. My F.I.R IS VERY CLEAR yet its INTERPRETATIONS ARE MIND BOGGLING and there is so much speculation as to Why did i do what i did ? What was the motive behind my actions etc …… therefore this is my attempt to set the record straight.

    Why did i report a personal matter to the police? PERSONAL MATTER ? Seriously ? For the record this relationship was ended by me in 2009 and i don’t ever recall having gone to the police on any personal matter irrespective of what happened then. But now its been 6 years since the break up so THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL MATTER.

    Is this done for MONEY ? IPL was my project from the start and for the record not only did i pay for myself (5 crores)when i got into the IPL (bid) I paid for Ness too ! 5 crores ! (Proof of my financial commitment in the IPL is with the Bcci.) To be fair to him he did pay me back a couple of months later ( without any premium) so Hope the money theory is put to end once and for all. I have never taken ANYTHING from anyone now or ever in the past as I have a lot of self respect and pride myself for being self made and not motivated by other people’s money. Instead, whenever i could help him in my capacity i did. The Go Air commercial was done completely free of cost by me and the money that i earned on the Tv show Kaun Banega Crorepati was also donated by me for the Wadia Children hospital.
    If money was my motive in life then why did I decline late Mr Shandaar Amrohi’s will (he treated me like his daughter ) which was worth hundreds of crores in court and in the media ?

    Is this done for PUBLICITY ? No one wants to be involved in something like this this for cheap publicity as this is more humiliating then something to be proud of, specially if you are a very private and self respecting person. I have been in this film industry since 1998 and have been part of the biggest blockbusters in the past. From Best actress awards to a bravery award i have won them all so please give me a break ! I don’t need publicity, specially cheap publicity.

    My disappearance to the US – I HAD to go to the Us as I had work there which i could not ignore due to a prior commitment. In the end of the day I am a professional and cannot let my work suffer. I came back to India as soon as the police department required me to do so to help with further investigations.

    Fight for SEATS – Really ? 50 seats and a V.I.P air-conditioned box (35 seater) was there , yet me and my friends sitting on 6 seats becomes an issue ? All through the IPL I have given ALMOST ALL my seats to the players families so taking over seats at all games is a completely wrong accusation and disrespecting anyone’s mother is OUT OF THE QUESTION as i might forget my name but never my manners.

    Why did I file a F.I.R with the police ? Because after several warnings over the years I WAS LEFT WITH NO OTHER OPTION….. The whole point of this is that violent physical or aggressive behaviour should not be tolerated by rich or poor, man or woman, celebrity or not !

    JEALOUSY ? Life moves on, people move on and so have I, and Happily so. I firmly believe and live by the principle that The Windscreen is always larger than the rear view mirror.
    Underworld Don – I am as clueless and surprised about this development as anyone else is and am only a spectator like every body else.

    PRIDE – Its worth fighting for irrespective of size, class and gender. One of the few things money CANNOT buy and the only thing that keeps your head over the crowd.
    Standing up for yourself – If you can’t stand up for yourself don’t expect the world to stand up for you. No one knows this better than me.

    WOMAN POWER – If only a mother had corrected her son, when she saw what he was becoming, and not ignore it ; If only the journalist had not said – ‘’ Why is she making a big deal of an incident that is not rape or murder; ” If only the girlfriend had walked out when she saw the first sign of abuse ; If only the female voter, made a note of an insensitive politician’s attitude towards women and made sure he never got elected again ; If only other women didn’t dilute the seriousness of the offence by calling it Jealousy ; If only the reporter did not write an article to bring down any woman or her character only because she had the guts to report it and stand up for herself ………………………IF ONLY !!…………..
    Police investigation is on so i would humbly request people to have a little patience and wait for all the facts to come out. This is not a frivolous or immature complaint to the police. I have never lied in the past and do not lie when it suits me or is convenient. I am a responsible citizen of this country and my only fault is that I am a woman, who reached a breaking point after constantly being abused, threatened & humiliated at work by someone who once was very dear to me.

    Violence and aggression against women is wrong, yet people try to point fingers at the woman who comes out with it trying to make her sound frivolous and with ulterior motive. My only motive is to fight for my self and this fight is not against any family but an individual. If the media found out about my complaint, and it became a big deal what can i do about it ? Did I call for a press conference ? NO I did not. I actually asked people and the media to respect my privacy.

    As i said earlier, My motive is not to harm anyone but only to protect my self !
    I’m grateful to any man who has had the courage to stand up, for woman genuinely going through similar circumstances. You are and always will be OUR HERO !

    I rest my case.


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    sputnik 10 years ago

    Preity Zinta tweeted “Had2 throw a guy out of the Theater as he refused 2stand up4 our National Anthem” but has deleted the tweet now.

    Here was what she tweeted.

    “#bangbang be4 Bang Bang ! Had2 throw a guy out of the Theater as he refused 2stand up4 our National Anthem! Can u believe it?Now movie time.”

    And it doesn’t show up now.

    Indian Express did a story on it and you can see the tweet.

    Now she is saying

    “For UR INFO – It was not me BUT the people from the Theater who asked him to leave. I seconded the opinion … Yes !”

    “For the record it was not me but the people in the theater who asked him to leave. I seconded it so there would be no trouble”


    I understand playing National Anthem on Independence Day/Republic Day and International Sporting events where India is playing against some other country. But I don’t understand this stupid rule of playing National Anthem in theater before the start of a movie.

    • Baba 10 years ago

      may be bcos theatres are a place which usually have a lot of crowd and national anthem sort of reminds them to respect each other as citizens of the same country while they are sitting together for 3 hrs. when a lot of crowd collects at any place, usually there is commotion/arguments etc. ppl argue and fight over small things in train for example.

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        sputnik 10 years ago

        hmm It feels odd for it to be played before the start of every show. And many theaters are congested with hardly any space between two rows of seats.

        Playing it in stadiums before even local sporting events or school/college events is fine.

        • Baba 10 years ago

          the single screens are congested. that is why i never visit them. in last many years i havent seen a single film in ss except raid 2 bcos it was released in only sterling cinema at my place.

          not just national anthem , but also even before the start of movie, theatres show small clips or vidoes of cultural/arts/fading indian artistry of some specific place only bcos a crowd has gathered.

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