Actor Preity Zinta who has grabbed national media attention throughout Saturday has issued an emotional statement on her Facebook page, sharing her feelings on how people did not stand by her when she was insulted and abused by Ness Wadia, adding that she hoped her fans will support her cause.
"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," an emotional Preity Zinta wrote on Facebook. "This time I was left with no option but to take this stern step as the incident happened in front of way too many people."
The post, entitled "From my heart" which was also linked in a Twitter post, comes days after the 39-year-old alleged in a FIR that her ex-boyfriend not only outraged her modesty but also abused and threatened during the IPL qualifier for the final match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium on 30 May at around 8:30 pm.
From my heart…. I may not be super wealthy and powerful but i have truth by my side and I've worked very hard... http://t.co/f0DEHR48rZ
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) June 14, 2014
A case under sections 354, 504 and 506 (assault on a woman, intentional insult and criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code was registered.
Wadia, however, has denied the charges and has expressed shock over the allegation. "I am shocked at the complaint and the allegations made against me are totally false and baseless," the 44-year-old said earlier.
The actor, said that she may not be super wealthy and powerful but has truth on her side. She also mentioned that there were people who were aware of the incident but chose to stay quiet.
"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," she said.
She expressed her disappointment on the fact that the incident is being diluted by every other fabricated story about her character except the truth of what happened.
"I am sure the witnesses will speak the truth and I trust and believe that the police will do their job fairly and quickly," she added.
Zinta and Wadia parted ways after a five-year long relationship in 2009, but continued with their professional relationship as co-owners of Kings XI Punjab.