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Aditya Pancholi drugged, raped and blackmailed me: Bollywood actress

Aditya Pancholi drugged, raped and blackmailed me: In a two-and-a-half page statement to the police, the top Bollywood actress accused Aditya Pancholi of drugging and raping her.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Updated on: July 03, 2019 21:03 IST
Aditya Pancholi

Aditya Pancholi

Looks like Aditya Pancholi has found himself in deep trouble these days. The actor has been accused of spiking a Bollywood actress’ drink and raping her in the latest reports. The actor was already in the headline for his legal fight with Kangana Ranaut and her sister and now latest reports in Mid-Day suggests that he has more trouble waiting for him. The top Bollywood actress has accused him of beating her, torturing her as well as harassment in her two-and-a-half page statement submitted to the Versova police.

Going by the reports in Mid Day, who accessed the statement of the Bollywood actress, Aditya Pancholi has been accused of spiking her drink and raping her. The complainant has also mentioned that the actor took her photos without her consent in order to blackmail her for money. He even forced the relationship on her and disrespected her privacy for many years. The complainant even revealed that in 2004-06, she lodged a complaint to a senior IPS office against Aditya Pancholi but in vain as no action was taken.

The Bollywood actress in her statement to the Versova police wrote about her journey to Bollywood and how she met the accused actor. The statement accessed by Mid Day reads, "That year, I met Aditya Pancholi, who was then 38 years old, almost 22 years older than me. I used to stay at a hostel with a group of girls while he was married and had two children; his daughter was my age then."

It further says that Aditya Pancholi drugged and raped her in a car. "In 2004, I went to a party with him. Sometimes after having a drink, I started feeling dizzy. I suspected then that he [Pancholi] had spiked my drink. After the party got over, Pancholi said he will drop me home. So I went with him in his Range Rover car. He stopped it in the middle of Yari Road and started getting forcefully physical with me. He also took photographs, which I wasn't aware of. When we met the next time, he said we now share a relationship like the one between a husband and wife and we will live that way. I told him he was my father's age and I want to marry someone who is as old as me. Then, he showed me all the photographs he'd taken of me inside his car and started blackmailing me. He threatened to show these pictures to others. At the time, I was quite young, I had no one in Mumbai and he took advantage of that," she wrote.

The actress even revealed that Aditya Pancholi used to click her photo when she is unaware and later blackmailed and threatened her with them. She told an incident when she was on her way to file a complaint against him and Pancholi stopped her in the middle and beat her up on the road. According to the complainant, she was rescued by a pedestrian. She said, “At the time, I met and informed senior police officer Bipin Bihari about the incident."

The actress further informed that even when she tried to change homes and live away from him, Pancholi would forcefully enter the house, get the duplicate keys and lock her inside. He even beat her sister who came to live with her once. The statement read, "Between 2008 and 2009, I shifted to Bandra. My sister, who was unwell then, came to my house and we were living together. When I was away at a shoot, he came to my house and beat up my sister. When I returned home, I saw my sister was shivering and completely scared. I asked her what happened and she told me about how Pancholi had beaten her up. Then, I called him up to ask why he was troubling us, to which he started demanding money from me, saying that [I should pay] whatever he has spent on me. He asked for Rs 1 crore. In fact, I paid Rs 50 lakh and he stopped troubling us for a bit."

After receiving the statement, Versova Police has registered an FIR against the actor on June 28 under sections 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc with intent to commit an offence), 384 (extortion), 376 (rape), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC. 

On the other hand, Aditya Pancholi’s lawyer has denied all allegations and has claimed that the case has been filed with 'mala fide intentions'. Regarding the same, Aditya Pancholi has been granted bail by the court on conditions that he will co-operate with the Police interrogation and be present at the Versova Police Station every Wednesday and Saturday.



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