May 25, 2018 08:45 PM

Mumbai (Face2News)

A Tamil director who had reportedly fled to Sri Lanka and released a fake video of a Mumbai model and actress is supposedly hiding in Colombo.

The actress has now accused the Colombo police of shielding the director and not doing enough to nab him. "He is moving and travelling about freely in Sri Lanka," she told a Mumbai-based news channel. Gaokar's team has appealed to the Sri Lankan media to bring up the matter so that the local police will act.

"He is sending me vulgar and obscene emails from Colombo. The Indian police have submitted the IP address and other technical details of his location in Colombo. Even the make of the mobile phone handset he is using to send the emails is known to the police. Why does it take the Colombo police so long to act. It's been almost 15 days now and he is not been arrested," Gaokar's manager told the news channel.

Mumbai model and actress Avantika Gaokar’s nude pictures were initially leaked online and now the same Tamil movie director has released a fake nude MMS video on YouTube of the actress. He sold my images to a website www.indiascoops.com, which published my nude images but thankfully blacked out the private parts.

In a statement to a website, Avantika accused a small-time Tamil director Rameshnath Venkat Rao of releasing a nude MMS video on YouTube that he claimed to be of hers.

Calling the video fake, she said the 22-second clip was uploaded on YouTube around Sunday midnight but was deleted within hours after she and other viewers reported it. Rao had earlier threatened to release the clip when Avantika filed a case against the man for allegedly leaking her nude images online, as per the statement.

The accused had reportedly fled to Sri Lanka, after two arrest warrants were issued against him by courts in India.

“I was shocked to learn from my friends that this fraud and conman director after releasing my nude photos has now uploaded an MMS. When I checked it I found that it was fake. It was a video clip from some porn movie and he had simply renamed the video as Avantika Gaokar nude mms. My friends and I, several of us reported the fake video to YouTube using the report option and luckily the video was deleted within few hours. But by then the fake video had got about 2000 views,” Avantika told IBTimes.

The Mumbai-based model had earlier alleged that Rao had fraudulently acquired her nude pictures and sold them to a media house without her permission. She said that the man, claiming to be a casting director, had sought her nude photos saying a Hollywood director wanted to see those for the audition of a Netflix show.

However, the private pictures got leaked online, and after Rao failed to come up with a satisfactory explanation, the model filed a case against him.

Avantika had further said that the concerned Hollywood director had confirmed that he did not ask anyone for any nude pictures, and also the mentioned that the Netflix show didn’t exist in the first place.

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