This Article is From Sep 06, 2010

Actress Sadhana alleges harassment, seeks police protection

Mumbai: In the 1960s, Sadhana's was one of the actresses who ruled the silver screen. But today, the reclusive film star - now in her sixties - has been reduced to approaching the Police Commissioner to protect her against builder Yusuf Lakdawala.

Lakdawala is a tenant in Sangeeta bungalow in Santa Cruz where Sadhana lives.

"Mr Yusuf Ladkawala stays in the same building as mine. He threatened me and told me I will throw you out of here. The Police Commissioner has assured me of my safety. He told me 'We will handle this matter now'," she said.

Sadhana had first lodged a complaint against the builder a month ago accusing him of harassing her and restricting her access to the terrace.

But Lakdawala has consistently denied this. "There is a false allegation against me that I want to re-develop the property. How will I develop the property when it does not belong to me?" he said.

Singer Asha Bhonsle is the owner of the bungalow and perhaps it is her who could have the final say in resolving the dispute.