In a shocking incident, television actress Upasana Singh, who is best known for playing the character Pinky Bua in Kapil Sharma‘s Comedy Nights With Kapil, was shooting for a film in Zirakpur, Chandigarh, when a taxi driver allegedly tried to molest her. The incident took place on Sunday (March 11, 2018) when the actor was on her way back to the hotel post wrapping up her shoot.
Confirming the news, in a statement to Pinkvilla, the actress said, “I was returning to my hotel from the last day of my shoot. Usually, the distance between my shoot location and hotel was covered in 45 minutes but that day it was over two hours and I was still on road. When I asked the driver he said he has lost the way. Following this, I asked him to ask for the way in that case but his response alerted me. I asked him to stop the car but he refused and later even deliberately messed up with the engine of the car. I warned him of consequences and called my family members and police. They reached on the spot and arrested the driver.”
Reportedly, the taxi driver, who is identified as Vivek, drove her to a dark, deserted stretch at 10 pm in the night. Upasana immediately called the police control room as she sensed something fishy; the actress filed a complaint with Zirakpur police station. Tracing the location, which was identified as Ring Road Zirakpur, the PCR van immediately reached the spot, arrested the accused and escorted her to the hotel. ALSO READ: Kaabil Actor Narendra Jha Passes Away At 55
Vivek (the taxi driver) initially denied the allegations but later confessed to the crime on Monday morning. He also wrote an apology to the actress. Upasana further added, “I wanted to go for a stern punishment because if it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone but then I decided to let it go post he wrote an apology letter.” The taxi driver was interrogated by the cops on the same night. Watch this space for further updates.