Bollywood actor Ameesha Patel has said that she feared for her life while campaigning for the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) candidate for the upcoming assembly election in Bihar. LJP is a regional political party in Bihar. As per the reports, she had gone as a guest to Prakash Chandra, a candidate of the Lok Janshakti Party in the Bihar assembly election. Patel accused Chandra of threatening and misbehaving with her while she was in Daudnagar, Bihar.
Patel told India Today, “I was so scared for my life and for the team of people that were with me that I had no choice but to quietly play along till I safely reached Bombay.” She further added, “Even as I arrived back last evening in Mumbai, he started sending threatening calls and messages and asking me to speak highly of him as I had been honest about my terrible experience with him.”
Patel alleged that Chandra made her miss an evening flight and kept her in the village. He reportedly threatened her to leave her there if she didn’t agree and go along with him.
Patel further added, “But when I reached Mumbai I had to let the world know the truth. I could have been raped and killed. My car was surrounded at all times by his people and they would refuse to let my car move till I didn’t do as he said. He trapped me. And put my life in danger. This was his way of operating.”
Prakash Chandra Refutes the allegations
However, Chandra has refuted these allegations and hinted at a political conspiracy. Chandra told India Today, “I believe in winning elections on the basis of people’s vote but one of my relatives organised her (Patel’s) rally in Obra.” He said that all security arrangements were made for her. The Daudnagar police station in-charge was also present there for her security.
Chandra added, “None of what she has claimed happened. Does Bihar not have artists? Sonakshi Sinha is also from here. She met Pappu Yadav at the airport. They made a deal of Rs 15 lakh.” He also alleged that Patel had agreed to make another video in his favour for which she demanded Rs 10 lakh.
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Sagrika Giri is an intern with SheThePeople.TV