Marathi actor Umesh Kamat took legal actions against media who mistakenly used his photo in Raj Kundra case

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Published by Sagarika Patil on 27 Jul 2021

Marathi actor Umesh Kamat had to face the mental burden because of some media channel’s silly mistake. Kamat was wrongly dragged into the Raj Kundra case only because he shared the same name with the prime accuse. And now he has decided to take legal action against media platforms and news channels for falsely associating him with Kundra’s pornographic films case.

In an official statement, Marathi actor Umesh has legally slammed the media for using his pictures. He wrote, “I, Umesh Kamat an actor by profession, have been unnecessarily dragged in the controversy concerning businessman Mr Raj Kundra, due to the lack of due diligence by news channels/media platforms. Mr Raj Kundra and his associate Mr Umesh Kamat who coincidentally shares my name have been accused of allegedly producing and creating pornographic content. While this news is being reported by various news channels/media platforms my name and image are being tainted by leading media platforms/portals as my pictures/photographs which are available in the public domain are being misused by representing me as the accused involved in the Raj Kundra case. These acts on part of the news channels/media platforms are entirely irresponsible and without any form of basic verification of facts.”

Mentioning the damage to his image he wrote, “tremendous humiliation, unwanted speculation and agony to me and my family. These actions have resulted in severe damage to my reputation and amount to defamation.” Urging the media for fack checking he wrote, “Since the concerned news channels/media platforms have failed to follow the basic protocol of running a fact check on the information that is being broadcasted and used in their news pieces, I have decided to pursue appropriate legal action against all the responsible entities.”

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