Patel denies slapping driver over scratch
The actress, 34, was reported to have hit her driver, who is apparently in his 50s, because there was a scratch on her car when he arrived to pick her up from the gym.
"Ameesha's new car was parked outside the gym. When she emerged after her workout, she saw a tiny scratch on the side of her car, and flipped out. She started hurling abuses at the driver and kept asking him for an explanation. When he couldn't come up with an answer, she slapped him hard across his cheek," a source told Mid Day.
It has been suggested that Patel has had the same driver for ten years and has lost her temper with him in public before.
"Ameesha has had problems with her driver for a long time," the source added.
"Recently he almost banged the car and even took her to the wrong address. He has a slight eyesight problem and despite her telling him to wear glasses he refuses to do so.
"Her growing frustration with him has got to her. She had a narrow escape in March when a jeep rammed into her car on the Mumbai Pune Expressway."
However, Patel said: "This is utterly ridiculous. Nothing of this sort has happened. My house is walking distance from the gym and I just take my driver with me to hold my umbrella. You can come to my gym and ask around if anything to this effect happened. It's all lies and I will be very unhappy if this comes out."