Actor Feroze Khan introduced on Tuesday that he has served defamation notices to folks perpetuating “false and baseless allegations” in opposition to him almost about the accusations by his former partner Aliza Sultan of home abuse. Nonetheless, in his preliminary publish asserting the discover on Instagram that he later deleted, he shared the names of 9 celebrities in addition to their personal info like their cellular pone numbers and, in some instances, their addresses. Sarwat Gilani, one of many folks talked about within the discover, has threatened to take motion in opposition to Khan.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Gilani shared an image of what seems to be her cell phone name log that includes over 100 missed calls from unknown numbers. She captioned her publish, “It is bizarre and despicable that private information, including phone numbers, of various famous individuals has been publicly shared on the absurd pretext of issuing legal notice to them by Feroze Khan.”
She referred to as these actions each “clearly illegal” and demonstrative of a “total lack of maturity to handle matters in a civilised way”.
“Two days ago Feroze Khan had one ex-wife and her lawyer now he will have to face 10 celebrities and their lawyers after him. Good luck!” Gilani wrote.
Gilani tagged filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, actors Yasir Hussain, Osman Khalid Butt, Mira Sethi, Aiman Khan, Asim Azhar, Minal Khan, Farhan Saeed and Muneeb Butt in her publish, all of whom have been named within the discover Khan posted after which deleted.
Chinoy left a remark underneath Gilani’s publish, “Wait till you see mine,” possible in reference to her name log after her cellphone quantity was shared by Khan.
Sethi additionally took to her Instagram tales on Wednesday and reshared Gilani’s publish. “Echoing what Sarwat says here about leaked numbers. Unbelievable,” she wrote, including that her lawyer will reply to the discover and that she is going to proceed to face by Khan’s former spouse, Aliza Sultan.
Jalan actor Minal took to Instagram shortly after Gilani and Sethi and wrote, “Yesterday my private information including my personal phone number was leaked on social media. It was an utterly shameful act which was carried out intentionally by Feroze Khan on the absurd pretext of issuing a legal notice.”
She shared that his motion brought on her extreme “mental distress” as she has been receiving a whole lot of calls and messages.
“My personal security has been breached and put at risk as I have been mentally harassed, tortured and threatened by multiple numbers. Me and my family’s life has been put in danger. Such actions are illegal – This being said I will be taking very strict legal action against Feroze Khan for leaking my private information on social media along with multiple other famous individuals,” wrote the 24-year-old actor.
Earlier within the day, Hussain shared through Instagram an analogous expertise and spoke about his personal cellphone quantity being shared on-line. He shared a screenshot of an individual who contacted him by WhatsApp after his quantity was shared on-line by Khan.
“One stupid man first beat his wife and now leaked our numbers. Because of this, some kid is trying to ask me for a role and if not that then Rs100,000. What should I do?” Hussain questioned.
In one other Instagram story, Hussain shared a screenshot of the chat the place an individual requested the Badshah Begum actor to solid him in a drama serial. He stated if Hussain doesn’t wish to do this, he should ship him Rs100,000 in any other case he received’t “forgive” him. He additionally gave a contact quantity for Hussain to EasyPaisa the requested quantity.
“This brother sent his own number but I didn’t out him because I went to school and therefore you should be able to see the difference. Shame on you stupid man,” wrote Hussain.
One other chat that he shared on Instagram revealed that somebody texted him on WhatsApp revealing that Khan “leaked” his quantity and stated the one cause why they messaged Hussain was for him to rearrange a gathering with singer Falak Shabir.
An evening earlier, Gilani’s husband, actor and plastic surgeon Fahad Mirza, shared a information piece on Khan’s authorized motion and titled it “Moron Alert!”. Censoring the celebrities’ private numbers, he termed Khan “deranged, vengeful and stupid” for publicising the actors’ private particulars.
Sharing somebody’s cellphone quantity with out their consent is unlawful underneath sections 20 and 24 of the Pakistan Digital Crimes Act, 2016. Part 20 refers to offences in opposition to the dignity of a pure particular person and punishes whoever deliberately and publicly displays or shows or transmits any info by any info system, which he is aware of to be false, and intimidates or harms the status or privateness of a pure particular person with an imprisonment of as much as three years and/or a most high quality of Rs1 million. Part 24 refers to cyber stalking, which can also be punishable with an imprisonment of as much as three years and/or a most high quality of Rs1 million.
Aliza Sultan and Khan married in 2018 and share a son and a daughter collectively. They introduced their intention to divorce in September and stated they have been in the midst of courtroom proceedings discussing custody and visitation rights for his or her two kids. Sultan had stated she was bodily and psychologically abused by her former companion throughout their marriage. Khan refused to remark on the time.
In October, Sultan shared emergency room data which marked “blunt injuries on both her arms, her back, chest and face” in addition to images of the bruises as proof of abuse. A number of members of the leisure trade rallied behind her on social media. A day after Sultan’s allegations, Khan denied them and vowed to take authorized motion in opposition to the perpetrators of the “rumours”.
A Karachi household courtroom is listening to two instances — one filed by Khan for custody of their two kids and one other filed by Sultan for upkeep cash for the kids. On the final listening to of the case in December, the courtroom ordered the verification of proof submitted by Sultan. The SHO of the Darakhshan police station and the medico-legal officer of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre have been directed to submit their experiences within the case.
Khan’s authorized staff argues that the experiences have been “fabricated”. He had additionally requested the courtroom to restrain his ex-wife from sharing info or content material regarding their private lives on social media.