Bengali TV actress Madhumita Chakraborty on Friday approached the police seeking action against certain Bangladeshi portals for circulating news that claimed she was arrested in Goa for being involved in a prostitution racket.
Chakraborty along with her husband filed the complaint at the city police headquarters.
Besides the fake news, the couple also complained of numerous morphed pictures of her circulated by these portals.
“Initially we chose to ignore as some nondescript portal carried the news. Steadily I started getting calls from my colleagues and friends enquiring about the news. But when other portals too picked up the news we decided to approach the police,” said Madhumita.
The actress said that the “fake news” was doing the rounds of social media including Facebook and Whatsapp.
“The police have taken the matter seriously and assured us of suitable action. They have taken the list of the portals circulating the fake news and the morphed pictures,” said her husband.