On January 10, 2021, filmmaker Hansal Mehta, who was recently distressed after being harassed on a phone call by an unknown caller, took to his official Twitter handle to inform his fans that ‘the matter is being dealt with’. The filmmaker claimed that an unknown caller was harassing him and his family at night. He immediately took to his microblogging site and shared the number of the caller with the Mumbai Police by tagging them in his tweet.
The harassment by an unknown caller last night is being dealt with and hence I have deleted my earlier tweet. Thank you for all the support.— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) January 10, 2021
He wrote, “Dear @MumbaiPolice this unknown person showing up as Rohit on truecaller has been harassing incessantly all of last night. Please reprimand the person and take suitable action. His number is +918291096554”. Mumbai police responded to his tweet by asking him to lodge a complaint at his nearest police station. Further, they said that they can only begin their investigation once the filmmaker officially lodges the complaint.
A user suggested that the filmmaker could simply block the contact and move ahead. Hansal replied to the user’s tweet, “He needs to be reprimanded. Nobody shows off when harassed. My family is distressed by this person’s behaviour”. According to Yahoo! Style, Hansal claimed that the harasser called on his wife’s number repeatedly. He continued that they could switch off the phone but thought that it was never the solution. He concluded that they need to confront such harassment ‘headlong’ and ‘not push it out of their attention’.
He needs to be reprimanded. Nobody shows off when harassed. My family is distressed by this person's behavior. https://t.co/SQALXDES5d— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) January 10, 2021
Many of his fans reacted to the matter and took to their Twitter handle to express their anger. While many of them extended their support and praised him for speaking up, several netizens also criticised him for showing off. Have a look at the reactions below.
Respect â but police needs to understand the seriousness of the complain.— Suresh Kumar Kurapaty (@kurafatygyan) January 10, 2021
Such numbers should be made public & should be taken to task..— Ayan Das (@Ayanalysis) January 10, 2021
We are really living in tough times..the society itself has become so polaried...my political views do not match with my family and some of my friends...hence the rift..i dont know what will happen in next decade...biden is the only good news we had in 2020.— Prateek (@prateekj987) January 11, 2021
When you delete, take back an opinion, THEY WIN Mehta saab!— Kartar Singh (Kerry) (@kartarsingh00) January 10, 2021
Ok. As you wish , tagging @FBI for further investigation ð.— (ð¹)Ø¨Ø±ÙØ§Ù (@Abcdef32053864) January 10, 2021
R u abnormal or trying to get attention?— à¼ðαð¥ð¾âà¼ appu â (@Rahulappuuu) January 10, 2021
On the work front, Hansal is known for his films such as Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar, City Lights, Aligarh, Simran, Omerta. His latest release Chhalaang, which emerged as a critical success, was produced by Ajay Devgan, Luv Ranjan, Ankur Garg. It featured Rajkummar Rao, Nushrratt Bharuccha and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub in the lead roles. His another release Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story also received an appreciation for the characterization and the storyline. The Amazon Prime Video web series featured Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Hemant Kher and Nikhil Dwivedi in the essential roles.
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