The sister of a popular Bollywood actor has filed a police complaint about ‘assault and exploitation’ against Aditya Pancholi. The matter is registered with the Versova Police station and the officials have begun their investigation after receiving an online complaint on the issue. The police are currently trying to look out for any evidence in the matter that allegedly happened 13 years ago. Also Read - Shona Shona: Sidharth Shukla-Shehnaaz Gill Normalise Sexual Harassment in Song Laced With Sexist Lyrics
Aditya Pancholi denied the allegations against him and revealed that he has filed a defamation suit against the actor. He talked to Mid-Day and said that the police reached out to him at his residence on April 25 and he was left shocked. He called it a ‘conspiracy’ and also alleged that the actor also threatened to file a rape case against him on January 6 while asking him to withdraw the defamation suit. He was quoted by the daily saying, “I have already filed a defamation case against the actor, which is sub-judice. Following the defamation case, her lawyer, on January 6 this year, threatened to file a rape case against me if I didn’t withdraw the defamation case against his client.” Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Police Praised for Making Men Squat on Road for Sexually Harassing Women
Pancholi then said that he had recorded his meeting with the lawyer on a video and that’s a sigh of relief. He said, “Thankfully, I have recorded the 18-minute meeting with him. The video in the form of evidence has been submitted to the court and to the police as well.” Also Read - Vijay Raaz Breaks Silence on Molestation Allegations: Am I Not The Victim Here?
The veteran actor added that he has submitted the recorded footage and given a statement to the police to clarify his stance. “This is a conspiracy against me. I was surprised when the Versova cops reached out to me with a notice on April 25 this year at my residence. The very same day, I informed the investigating officer about the video I had recorded. I have also given a detailed statement on May 12 to the Versova police and submitted the video with my application,” he said.