Vidya Balan Takes Legal Action Against Fake Instagram Account

Written by  Ritika Nath   |  February 21st 2024 11:51 AM  |  Updated: February 21st 2024 11:51 AM

Vidya Balan Takes Legal Action Against Fake Instagram Account

Popular Bollywood actor Vidya Balan recently filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police, reporting an unknown individual who created a fraudulent Instagram account using her name. The imposter requested money from unsuspecting individuals, promising them job opportunities. This incident has raised concerns for Vidya Balan, who enjoys a significant online following, where she regularly shares videos and reels loved by her fans.

'Iam happy for what Iam being paid for my profession', says Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan's Fake Instagram Profile

According to Mumbai Police, the culprit not only created a fake Instagram account but also set up a corresponding Gmail account. Using these fake accounts, the individual reached out to people associated with Bollywood, falsely guaranteeing job opportunities in exchange for money. The police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) under Section 66 (C) of the Information Technology Act.

Vidya Balan's Response

Upon discovering this fraudulent activity, Vidya Balan promptly reported the matter to the Mumbai Police. The Khar Police registered an FIR against the unidentified person, and an investigation is underway to identify and apprehend the imposter. Vidya Balan had previously mentioned the fake account in her Instagram stories, alerting her followers to the situation.

Vidya Balan's Professional Front

Amidst these challenges, Vidya Balan is gearing up to reprise her role in the 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' franchise. Known for her portrayal of Manjulika in the 2007 psychological horror-comedy film, Balan is set to return to the series. Actor Kartik Aaryan, who leads the cast in the franchise's second and third parts, expressed his excitement about Vidya Balan joining the project.

The 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' franchise, directed by Anees Bazmee, holds a special place in the hearts of fans. Producer Bhushan Kumar shared his enthusiasm for extending the legacy with the creative collaboration of Anees Bazmee and Kartik Aaryan. The upcoming installment is expected to deliver a cinematic experience that pays homage to the franchise's legacy while providing double the entertainment for the audience.


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