Mumbai, Apr 15: Singer-music director Adnan Sami's wife Sabah has accused him and actress Pooja Bedi of allegedly assaulting her at her residence. Pooja said she was shocked by the allegation. "I did not attack or push her. In fact, there are scratches on both my hands from trying to save my mobile phone that Sabah was out to grab."
About her presence at the Sami house on Monday, the actor clarified, "Our families are very close. In fact, we are Adnan's support system here in Mumbai. Ever since his mother left for Islamabad for her father's burial, Adnan has been tending to his father, a pancreatic cancer patient, for over 50 hours. Obviously he was exhausted. I offered to come over while he caught up on his sleep."
Pooja says she was sitting on the sofa in the hall and reading a book when Sabah barged into the house with a friend and began filming her.
"She screamed and asked me to get out of her house, while I told her to keep her voice down since both Adnan and his father were asleep." All through the melee, Sabah and her friend continued to film Pooja on their mobile phones.
"She then reached out to grab my phone," said Pooja. "When I tried to protect it, she lunged at me and began abusing and assaulting me."
Some time later, seven cops landed up at the house. Pooja told them that all the evidence they needed was in the two mobile phones used to film her. "I hope they are confiscated," she said.
Senior police inspector Kiran Sonone of the Oshiwara police station confirmed that Sabah had filed an NC complaint, "stating that Adnan had abused her verbally when she inquired about Pooja Bedi's presence in the house".
"I have never seen such a hysterical woman and an out-and-out liar," said Pooja. "It is sad how women misuse the law, especially in the case of Adnan. He is going through a divorce and can do whatever he wants with his life. The more she troubles Adnan, the more we will come out in support of him."
Adnan Sami and his wife have been having problems for some time. Sabah had filed a case in January for harassment and assault. In February, she filed a complaint under the Domestic Violence Act before the Andheri court. She also pleaded that Sami and his father be removed from their 6,000 sq ft home.