The written complaint was made by the director, known for films like Dharavi, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Chameli, last evening at the Versova police station after he received a number of intimidating text messages from the actress a few days ago, they said.
“Following the complaint, an inquiry has been initiated into the matter. After inquiry, if required a case would be registered against Payal,” Deputy Police Commissioner KMM Prasanna said.
The actress had a few days ago accused filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee of making indecent propositions towards her, police said.
According to Payal, director Mishra had later rubbished her allegations and stood with Banerjee, they said.
This angered Payal who started sending such messages to the director stating not to support Banerjee in any way, police said refusing to divulge the messages’ contents.
Rohatgi’s publicist Avantika Sinha also revealed that the messages Payal sent to Mishra were in no way threatening.
“Even if he found them threatening, why did he take 12-13 days to register a complaint,” she said.
“The last message Payal sent was on March 22. Earlier, when Sudhir supported Banerjee, Payal sent those messages to which Sudhir apologised to Payal, saying he would not poke his nose further,” she said.
Why is this being made out into a national issue, she asked.