Friday, January 9, 2015

Film producer held for raping actress

ALSO BOOKED FOR CHEATING - Film producer held for raping actress

The owner of an event management firm, who also finances films, was arrested by the Charkop police on Thursday after a Bollywood actress accused him of rape and cheating. The accused, Mufaddal Ghadial, had offered to cast the actress in his next film, the police siad. He reportedly gave her a cheque of Rs 3 lakh as signing amount, but later took it back on some pretext. The actress, who starred in a critically acclaimed biopic last year, said she met Ghadial at a coffee shop in December 2014. “Common friends introduced us. My manager was also present at the meeting. Ghadial said his film was under production and he was scouting for actors. After having a chat with me, he said I was perfect for the role,“ she told TOI. Ghadial then reportedly summoned her to a mall for discussion.
In the first week of December, Ghadial's associates called up the actress and told her to visit his Charkop home to pick up her contract and signing amount. “I went around 4pm. After I had signed the contract, Ghadial said we should celebrate. His associ ates ordered food and drink. After sipping wine, I felt uneasy and passed out. When I came to around midnight, I realized that I had been sexually assaulted. I broke down, but Ghadial promised that he would marry me. I told him that my parents would never agree to the match,“ she told TOI.
The actress reportedly started avoiding Ghadial's phone calls thereafter and texted him that she did not wish to do his film. But he would keep landing up in her housing society and creating a ruckus. Through his aides, he took the contract and cheque back from the actress, pretending he would issue a fresh cheque. But she had already clicked photographs of the documents as proof.
“Threatening that he was connected to the underworld, Ghadial took me to hotels in Manori and on Ghodbunder Road in Thane, where I was raped. When I couldn't take it anymore, I approached the cops on Wednesday ,“ she said. The police confirmed that Ghadial was booked under sections 420 and 376 of the IPC.

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