A source informed the leading daily that the development came to light when an actor approached the studio, stating he had been selected by their casting agent for a role. "The so-called casting agent promised a small-time actor a role in one of her shows. When the actor directly got in touch with us to discuss further details, he realised that he was coordinating with a fake casting agent all along. That's when we got a whiff of these developments. The guy was blatantly promoting himself as the prime casting agent for Ekta's television shows. Ekta directed her marketing team to take up the matter with Facebook and they have already reported the page for the time being."
The imposter, who
identifies himself as Yashpal Kapoor, has, however, denied any involvement with
Balaji. "I have never used Balaji's name. I have a daughter whose name is
Ekta Kapoor as well. She too is a television actor in Mumbai for the last 12
years. I have neither duped anyone nor have I extorted money from anyone.
Balaji is defaming me unnecessarily," he claims.