On Friday, the actor-comedian Kapil Sharma had tweeted abuses in multiple tweets and later (after deleting the tweets) claimed that his account was hacked. Just when we thought, it was a hacker who did it, Kapil took to Twitter to post a new tweet on late Friday night, accepting that it was indeed him, who posted a series of abusive tweets in defense of Salman Khan earlier in the day. The actor later deleted this tweet too.

The latest reports also suggested that on Friday evening, the comedian has called up a journalist (Vickey Lalwani) to abuse, threaten and accuse him of making his mental condition worse. Apparently, Kapil was upset about the ‘negative’ stories about him being published. However, Lalwani recorded the entire phone conversation and posted it on YouTube, where Kapil is heard saying, “Your daughter wants to sleep with me, why don’t report that news.”

Reportedly, Kapil Sharma filed a police complaint against the journalist (Lalwani), Preeti Simoes (Kapil’s rumored ex-girlfriend and producer) and Neeti Simoes (Preeti’s sister) for trying to extort Rs 25 lakh from him. He alleged that Lalwani started a false and malicious propaganda to defame him on digital media after he refused to pay him the amount.

Talking about the series of abusive tweets, in a statement to Hindustan Times, his rumoured ex-beau and producer Preeti Simoes said that Kapil’s girlfriend Ginni Chatrath could be behind these tweets. She further added, “I am hoping it’s not Kapil who has posted these tweets. The Kapil I know is a very intelligent, bright, young and dynamic man. It’s most certainly his girlfriend Ginni Chatrath or maybe some friend, who is using his phone and doing all this. And if this is what Ginni and her one year with Kapil has brought him to, I feel sorry for both of them — Kapil for the choices he has made, and Ginni, because she didn’t know how to handle a Kapil Sharma.”

Talking about Kapil’s behaviour, Preeti told the daily, “my biggest concern is his mental health, which has deteriorated drastically in the past few months. I’ve spoken to him many times, he has messaged me and visited me and I’ve realised that he’s not the same man that he was a year ago. It’s not just depression.. it could be bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.” ALSO READ: After Blaming Hackers, Kapil Sharma Accepts He Posted Abusive Tweets – See Post

She further added, “He’s getting suicidal thoughts. I’ve seen a very different him. His face has changed, his eyes have changed. He switches topics when he is talking. He repeats the same things 10 times when he speaks to me. Whoever has doing this to him, I really want to say, ‘give up, move out, and take him to a rehab and give the poor man a chance to live’. I am scared because tomorrow if in this state of depression, he does something, they’ll lose such a beautiful person.”

Preeti said that she hasn’t received any legal notice yet. Rubbishing the extortion allegations, she said, “He is crazy. I have my own production house and I come from a very educated and professional family background. Why will I extort from him a petty amount of Rs 25 lakhs, which will be divided among three people (laughs)?”

Also, Preeti wondered if Kapil is doing this because they are doing a show with Sunil Grover. She told the daily, “Is Kapil doing all this because we [Preeti and Neeti], as a team, after one year of waiting for him… finally decided to go ahead and do a show with Sunil? Is that what’s pinching him now? I think Kapil has put himself in a situation where he’s made certain choices and he’s not able to accept them.” ALSO READ: Kapil Sharma Abuses, Threatens And Files Complaint Against Journalist For Alleged Extortion Attempt

She added, “He’s not able to accept that people who he left so unceremoniously in his life, have actually moved on and built their lives again. But we did talk about collaborating again for work, and that’s because I feel bad for him, as I know how to handle him, and nobody else can.” Do you feel the same? Let us know in the comment section below. Watch this space for further updates.