Police to probe Rakhi Sawant's charges against Star TV

Mumbai, Dec 25 Mumbai POlice's Crime Branch will investigate Rakhi Sawant's complaint against private television channel Star TV's reality dance show, 'Nach Baliye'.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007 | 2:45:25 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) Mumbai POlice's Crime Branch will investigate Rakhi Sawant's complaint against private television channel Star TV's reality dance show, 'Nach Baliye'.

rakhi_sawantIn-charge of Oshiwara police station Dilip Patil said that Rakhi and her choreographer Abhishekh Awasthi submitted a joint written complaint, alleging malpractices by the channel.

'We have accepted the complaint but not yet registered a case,' Patil told IANS Tuesday. A police team will go into all aspects of the matter before deciding whether it merits further proceedings, including a formal police case, he emphasized.

Patil also made it clear this was a 'non-priority' matter and would be probed in the routine course. 'There are far bigger issues of importance than this, so we shall deploy our men as per the merits of the case,' he pointed out.

Last Saturday, well-known TV actress Sanjeeda Shaikh and her choreographer Aamir Ali were declared winners of the third 'Nach Baliye' reality dance show.

Rakhi-Abhishek emerged the runners-up in the show, whichrakhi_abhisehek attracted 11 celeb couples this year for the competition which went on for four months.

Soon after Bollywood megastar Salman Khan announced the winners, Rakhi started crying and walked off the stage with Abhishek.

Addressing mediapersons Tuesday, Rakhi and Abhishek levelled several accusations against the channel, including tampering with SMS votes, indulging in software manipulation, etc.

'We knew hours before the results that we had lost,' claimed Rakhi and Abhishek.

The duo alleged that if the police do not investigate this 'cyber crime', such frauds will never stop. Rakhi also pleaded with the Mumbai police to act as 'Santa' and initiate action against the channel and the show organisers.

Sanjeeda is the vamp sister in the popular Star Plus serial, 'Kayamath'. After bagging the 'Nach Baliye' crown, which included a Rs.2.50 million cash award plus other benefits, she has been catapulted into the top league of TV stars.

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Posted on: 30 December 2007 at 10:46am bhi hoa...kuch accha nehi hoa....i think...rakhi ki perform.bohoti excilent thi....oshdin kuch to hoa tha.........

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Posted on: 29 December 2007 at 12:25am
I agree with rakhi, NB3 was rigged.

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Posted on: 28 December 2007 at 10:17am
hahaha...thats the reason now rakhi wants to act as a bahu in one of Ekta's serials..LOL

but seriously she's just dragging the whole issue..n contradicting her every statement..

Rakhi please stop all this nonsense n accept ur runners up trophy sportingly.

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Posted on: 27 December 2007 at 7:48pm
i support rakhi she tru;y deserved to win n not that ayesha.....but sanjeeda is a trained dancer.....

if rakhi was in the ekta camp nothing like tat wud hav happ.....
tough luck....all d best rakhi abhishek.....

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Posted on: 27 December 2007 at 1:16pm
u kno wut rakhi? get a life. Your just a sore loser. Just admit it. Everyone thinks they r the best but one day sumone better comes along and they dont think they r the best nemore. We dont wanna c u in the news saying how the was this and that. Just take ur runner up trophy and go!

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Posted on: 27 December 2007 at 12:28pm
Just Imagine what she would have done if she was the winner. I dont know why at all they have to take such participants. There are better dancers who would be very much happy to participate in such programmes. The programme organizers must have made some money by having Rakhi in their competition but just because of Rakhi many a spectator would switch off to another channel whenever she appeared on the television.

She should learn to participate.........not only win. Being in the second position is not bad at all!!!!!!!!!

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Posted on: 26 December 2007 at 3:34pm
Seriously. This is just a publicity stunt... AGREE they r not reality shows n e more!!!

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Posted on: 26 December 2007 at 2:29pm
shes too much.......she should be stopped

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Posted on: 26 December 2007 at 12:45am
i m already fed with all this .. rakhi ji grow up!!

i hope all this dont ruin the image of AS

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Posted on: 25 December 2007 at 7:07pm
Aamir-Sanjeeda deserved to WIN!Everyday, Rakhi likes to come up with new allegations. Well, I would like to say this: Aamir-Sanjeeda won because of their fans, not any tampering with votes. Rakhi should learn when to keep quiet and gracefully accept her defeat. She is the runners-up! Instead of declaring that she feels like a winner despite the fact that she did not win the Nach Baliye 3 title, she is telling the masses that she is the winner and she does not care what they think because everybody else is wrong. Really, I am fed up of hearing Rakhi making a nuisance of herself over her loss.

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