Published On : Sat, Aug 17th, 2013

“I will fight against misuse of 498A”, affirms Prince Tuli in Nagpur; To sue ‘Zanjeer’ producers for using bike sans permission

It’s been a while since the ugly face of marriage between Prince Tuli and his estranged wife formerly crowned Miss India Yukta Mookhey came out in the open. The allegations and counter charges framed by Yukta against her beleaguered husband followed by severe jolts received on the part of the latter and his family only worsened the situation.  However all the allegations came from Yukta while Tuli chose to keep mum as the case progressed in the court of law. Even Tuli categorically denied giving any interview which quoted him as citing adultery behind the broken marriage. The interview was carried across media.

Nagpur Today got to interact with Prince Tuli to hear his side of story. In an exclusive chat with Nagpur Today, Prince Tuli opened up his heart regarding various unwanted and disappointing events taking place in his life! Prince also spoke at length about his Superbike, Kawasaki Ninja ZX 14 Limited Edition which has been featured in first song titled ‘Mumbai Ke Heroes’ from the film Zanjeer, without his permission.

The Excerpts…

Nagpur Today   : Is it true that you dint give any interview regarding the allegations of Yukta on you to Mumbai mirror?

Prince Tuli         : Yes! I definitely haven’t quoted anything in this context to any media till date. When I’m not allowed to do so by law, why would I do so and see myself behind bars? Plus I would never disrespect the mother of my child, and clean my dirty laundry in public.

Nagpur Today   : Were the statements mentioned in that interview true?

Prince Tuli         : I never quoted such statements. I am a stake holder at the Adai Mehra Production Pvt Ltd. I gave an interview regarding the remake of the movie ‘Zanjeer’ remake, and nothing related to what is published.

Nagpur Today   : How is your family doing?

Prince Tuli         : We are going through tough time. All my family has to come and report at Mumbai. My mother is a cancer patient. She is such an adorable and straight person who doesn’t at all deserve such a harsh treatment. Yet she has to travel twice a week to Mumbai and report at the police. The policemen harass her by asking uncomfortable and upsetting questions. Such harassment of an old lady is just inhumane.

Nagpur Today   : What shall be your future course of action in this context?

Prince Tuli         : Around fifty to sixty thousand people commit suicide every year just because of these fake, fictitious allegations and misuse of the 498 A law. It’s high time that this victimization of families and the stupid gender bias should be stopped. I’ll fight not just for myself, but every victim of the misuse of this law till I breathe my last.

Nagpur Today   : Yukta has openly come forward, even in front of media and put allegations on you. Why have you not come up with your side of explanations and proved your point straight in public?

Prince Tuli         : We are ‘Khaandani’. We shall never entertain or put forth anything undue and despicable for that matter. Whosoever needs cheap publicity can definitely grab it, we would never let our standards fall! We have never talked abrupt; in future as well we shall remain composed in spite of the cheap compellations.

Nagpur Today: It is learnt that your bike has been featured in the title track of Zanjeer the promos of which are out now. But you have some issues with the producers?

Prince Tuli : The co-producers of this film are Reliance Entertainment and Amit Mehra’s Flying Turtle Films. I shall even sue the producers, Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., if entire song is not omitted from the flick, because the bike has been used without my permission.

Apoorva Lakhia approached me to borrow my bike for a friendly ride, wherein I refused to part with my bike but on continuous persistence agreed to let Lakhia ride the bike.

The bike is extremely dear to me and i have an emotional connect with it. I had bought this bike in the year 2008 and had specially imported this bike from New York which at that time costed approximately Rs.35 lacs. I was shocked when I discovered the presence of bike in the song of movie directed by Lakhia and was extremely hurt that the bike which was taken on a friendly ride, without my consent was used for commercial purpose in the film. I have asked to immediately remove every scene featuring my bike failing which legal action would be initiated.