Atul Kasbekar, one of the most celebrated fashion photographer and head of the leading talent management agency Bling! Entertainment Solutions, has come across a strange and disturbing occurrence recently.
We were told that a man is pretending to be Atul Kasbekar and has got in touch with various models and talents through a text messaging service (Whats App). The fraud man is using Atul's name and talking to girls about the casting of a Tamil film of Mani Ratnam. Post messaging conversations, the girls are asked to come on skype and the man who claims to be Atul Kasbekar/ Mani Ratnam tells them how his camera is faulty and so only the girls are seen on camera.
The line of questions asked to those girls start with the general ones getting more and more personal post some time and then they realise that it is not Atul. Some girls have reached out to Atul about the same and he is certain that there may be many other girls who haven't got the chance to bring this to his notice.
When Atul learnt about this mischief, he immediately reached out to Mani Ratnam informing him about this fraud and how they should take some help from the Police Cyber Cell and take a strict action against this before something unpleasant comes up.
Atul Kasbekar confirms the news, "I have got this to Mani sir's notice and we will soon resolve the matter."
Our sincere advice to aspiring models is to be aware of such imposters and double check every new contacts that you make.