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#MeToo: Rape case filed against actor-producer Aditya Pancholi

The case was filed based on a Bollywood actress's statement.

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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2019, 07.09 PM IST
Rape case filed against Aditya Pancholi
Rape case filed against Aditya Pancholi
A rape case was filed against producer, actor and singer Aditya Pancholi at Mumbai's Versova police station, on Thursday, based on a popular Bollywood actress's statement.

The case, filed by the actress's sister in April, stated that the producer abused her sister a decade ago.

A Times Now report revealed that the police feel it will be difficult for them to prove the charges against Pancholi as it's a 10-year-old case.

Earlier, the film-maker had filed a counter application stating that the actress's lawyer threatened him with a rape case following which he filed a defamation suit.

2018: The Year When #MeToo Shook India

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2018: The Year Of #MeToo In India

27 Dec, 2018
2018 saw the rise of the #MeToo movement in India. Inspired by a global campaign against sexual harassment and assault, women across the spectrum opened up and shared their stories about abuse by men in positions of power. And it began in October with actress Tanushree Dutta accusing actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment while shooting for the 2008 film 'Horn Ok Please'.What followed was a series of posts by other women who shared their experiences with the world. From actors, film directors to advertising top guns, artists and writers and politicians, women professionals called out obnoxious behaviour at the workplace. From unwanted attention in the office to sexual innuendos on the film set, there were many kinds of allegations that surfaced.While some of these are still struggling in the industry amidst the allegations, some succeeded in getting a clean chit from authorities. Recently, rumours surfaced that Patekar has been given a clean chit. However, the 'Aashiq Banaya Aapne' actress quashed the rumours. However, director Vikas Bahl, who was one of the prime accusees, has been set free from all charges against him. The internal complaints committee of Reliance Entertainment, today, set the 'Queen' director free, who was accused by an employee of Phantom films under the #MeToo movement.(In Pic: From top left, Nana Patekar, Aditi Mittal, Subhash Ghai, Anirban Das Blah. From bottom left, Alok Nath, Sajid Khan, Jatin Das, Vikas Bahl)

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