Claiming innocence, the Tamil actress denied her allgeged involvement and role in the Bhuttani suicide case. "My career is on a roller-coaster ride ever since my name was dragged into the case. I could not sign the contract for Ram Gopal Verma's next film Department on August 10, as that would have meant travelling overseas - which is not possible in the present situation," said Meera.
"I have known Sumit (Ruchi's husband) for eight years, but I have not met him or spoken to him in recent years," she said. Sources said that during interrogation Meera admitted that in 2004 there was a proposal that she and Sumit should get married but it did not work out. "Though she claimed that she had not spoken to Sumit in recent years, call details of her cellphone revealed that Sumit had called her in June this year. When we pointed this fact to her she said Sumit had called her to say how false allegations were made against her with a motive to ruin her career," said an officer.
Meera also told the police that she would file a defamation case against Ruchi's family. She said she did not go into hiding after the case, but had moved an application for anticipatory bail in a city court and then in the high court.