Actor-politician Kamal Haasan’s daughter Akshara Haasan’s private pictures were circulated on social media earlier this week. The actress’ ex-boyfriend Tanuj Virmani is likely to be interrogated regarding the cybercrime.

“Akshara was using an iPhone 6 till 2013, which had the photos. Prima facie investigation has revealed the photos were shared with Tanuj in 2013. He may be summoned for questioning,” a senior officer from Versova Police Station told Mumbai Mirror.

In an interview to Bombay Times, Tanuj, who is the son of veteran actress Rati Agnihotri, clarified that he had those pictures but deleted them in 2013.

“Yes, I had those pictures, but I don’t possess them anymore. I deleted them in 2013 and whether it is Akshara or anyone else, I am careful and conscious about these things. I never upload such stuff or send it out on email,” he said.

On 7 November, the Shamitabh actress took to Twitter and shared the news that she had fallen prey to cybercrime. She had reached out to the Mumbai Police and the cyber cell to seek help in tracking the person/s responsible for this leak.

“Recently, some of my private pictures were leaked on the Internet. Who did this or why is not known to me yet. But what I do know that it is deeply unfortunate to make a young girl the victim of such an act only for a pervert mind’s enjoyment. And each time someone shares it with eye-catching headlines to draw more traction, it scars me deeper and adds to everyone’s participation in my harassment and helplessness,” the post read.