Gujarat-based model and Bengali and Tamil actress Mahima Singh who who has been signed on by Hyderabad-based director Rameshnath Venkat Rao for the Tamil film Love & Passion, has gone viral on the internet.
The 21-year-old actress found herself in a tight spot two weeks ago, when very private and intimate images of her love life with a Tamil film director suddenly made their appearance on the internet.
According to Mahima Singh, the images were shot by a mobile phone camera by director and producer Rameshnath Venkat Rao about six months ago during a look test.
“Since I was also in a relationship, I did not mind shooting nude for him as it was also work related and we were in a personal intimate relationship. The images were totally private and I am totally shocked and surprised that they have suddenly come out into the public domain,” Mahima Singh told IndiaNewsNet.IN today.
“I have to ask him first before filing any police complaint. He is not in the country as they are shooting a film in Mauritius. Once Rameshnath gets back next week, I will ask him and decide on the action to be taken,” Mahima Singh had said last week.
Venkat Rao had stated that his phone was stolen and he had no idea who leaked the images. He also clarified that he was shocked and surprised at the ghastly act.
No police complaint has been filed till date and the actress is consulting her lawyers and family as well as waiting for her boyfriend director Rameshnath Venkat Rao to return from abroad where he is shooting for a film.
Mahima Singh originally hails from Gujarat and is now based in Mumbai. When the photographs were clicked last year, she was staying in Hyderabad and Chennai with her boyfriend director-producer Venkat Rao and the two were in a live-in relatioship. The duo were supposed to get married, but apparently broke up due to irreconcilable differences, say sources familiar with the film industry party circuit in Hyderabad.