South Indian actress Ranjitha today claimed she was not the woman in the sleazy video involving the controversial self-styled godman Nityananda Swami and alleged that this footage aired by a TV channel was fabricated.
Breaking her silence in her first public appearance after the alleged sex scandal broke out in March this year, Ranjitha told a press conference that she was ready to reveal the names of those behind the video if she was given security cover.
Ranjitha said she was threatened and harassed by “some powerful persons and missionaries” not to say anything to police.
“I was very scared for my life and that of my family. However, if I and my family are assured of 100 per cent security by the concerned Chief Minister of that state (Tamil Nadu), I am ready to name the persons behind it”, she said.
She had filed a criminal complaint at the Ramanagara police station yesterday against Lenin Kuruppan, former driver of Nityananda, who had exposed the alleged sex scandal by releasing a secretly recorded video.
Commenting on the video clip which purportedly showed her in a compromising position with Nityananda at his ashram in Bidadi in the outskirts of the city, she said “it is fabricated. I am not the person in it. In fact at that time I was in a room that I was sharing with another female devotee in the Dhyanapeetham ashram.”