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Actress Sonu Walia lodges sexual harassment complaint

The actress has allegedly been receiving obscene messages and videos for over a week.

Keyur Seta

Yesteryear actress Sonu Walia has lodged a sexual harassment complaint after she allegedly received obscene phone calls and videos on her phone. Her FIR (First Information Report) is filed against unknown persons at Bangur Nagar police station in Goregaon (West), Mumbai. 

In the report, Walia has said that the caller has been troubling her for over a week from different numbers. She said that she had strictly warned him against it. However, on the contrary, this increased the frequency of calls. The actress couldn't take it any longer, and was left with no option but to file a police complaint. 

Inspector Shirish Gaikwad, who is handling the case, told a publication that the numbers, from which the actress has been receiving calls, are no longer in operation. 

Walia is a former Miss India who made her entry into mainstream Hindi cinema in the 1980s. She is known for her work in Rakesh Roshan’s Khoon Bhari Maang (1988), which also starred Rekha and Kabir Bedi in the lead. She was last seen in Jai Maa Sherawaali in 2008 where she played the titular role. She has also done a number of TV serials. 

The actress married US based hotelier Surya Pratap Singh in 2000. But he passed away in 2010 due to a kidney ailment.