This starlet paid Rs 8 lakh to bag the lead in a film, only to realise after shooting that the film had been edited in such a way that it looked like a soft porn movie with her shots and pictures appearing obscene
This starlet paid Rs 8 lakh to bag the lead in a film, only to realise after shooting that the film had been edited in such a way that it looked like a soft porn movie with her shots and pictures appearing obscene.
The Oshiwara police, based on her complaint, have arrested the producer for the allegedly objectionable editing, and for molesting, assaulting, threatening and robbing her.
Reel to real
The police said the aspiring actress approached them on March 24 to lodge a complaint against the owner of Goregaon-based AR Creations Anish Rao, 37, and his mother Sonam R J.
The actress alleged that she’d met Rao through a friend and paid him Rs 8 lakh to bag the lead role in his film. After finishing the shooting in Panvel, during the dubbing, she realised how the film had been edited.
On March 19, she went to Rao’s Andheri office and told him that because the film appeared to be soft porn, the censor board won’t clear it, and hence, he should return her money. Rao allegedly not only verbally abused her, but also touched her inappropriately and beat her up. She said he also snatched her gold chain worth Rs 60,000, and both the mother and son threatened her with rape.
The police have booked the two under sections 392 (robbery), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354C (voyeurism), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 506(2) (sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
While Rao was produced in court and sent to police custody, his mother is absconding. DCP Paramjit Singh Dahiya said further investigation was on.