Bollywood actress says, she was raped and blackmailed by Aditya Pancholi.
- by Anushka-
- Jul 04, 2019 10:47
Days after an A-list Bollywood actress coming forth and stating the raped committed on her by Aditya Pancholi, a well detailed statement has been registered with the police.The actress said she took the case to a senior IPS officer back in 2004-06 but no actions were taken on this.The statement is a two-and-a-half page long, in which she thoroughly stated how she came to Mumbai with a dream in her eyes. A dream of making her life big someday.
"That year, I met Aditya Pancholi, who was 38 years old, almost 22 years older than me. I used to stay at a hostel with group of girls while he was married and had two children; his daughter was my age then,"she wrote.
In her statement to the police, the actress claimed that she was drugged and raped in a car by Aditya.
"In 2004, I went to a party with him. Sometime 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.
She stated that this forcefully physical relation continued for almost two years, 2004-06. Each time her drinks were spiked by Pancholi.
"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 added.
In her statement she mentioned,
"He used to take my photos to blackmail and threaten me. Once, I was going to file a complaint against him, but he stopped my auto rickshaw and beat me up; I was rescued by a pedestrian who saw me getting thrashed. At the time, I met and informed senior police officer Bipin Bihari about the incident."
"Between 2004 to 2005, I shifted to Pallavi Apartment with my aunt. Pancholi would come to that flat all the time with his friends and get forcefully physical with me. Every time, he would carry some medicine to spike my drinks. I used to feel dizzy after having them. He locked me in whenever he left my apartment. He would also assault me. He would give me drugs and click my photos; at the time, he used to get MDMA and ecstasy."
After getting fed up with the assaults, the actress shifted to a new location, Versova apartment in 2006-07.
''Fed up with him, in 2006-2007, I bought a flat in Versova and started living alone. Pancholi came there, made duplicate keys and trespassed into my house and assaulted me. He started breaking everything inside my house and screamed in a completely drunken state. He took all of my keys and left after locking me inside."
She also accused that Pancholi also beat her sister.
"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.''
As the actress became famous and was recognised by people, Pancholi started blackmailing her for money. Threatening her for leaking her photos.
"Once I got famous and people began recognising me, Pancholi once again started demanding money by blackmailing me with the photographs. I have the threatening messages he sent to my sister and brother. Pancholi kept threatening to send the photos to my friends, family and relatives to destroy my career.''
An FIR has been lodged against Pancholi in the Versova Police station. Charges are pressed under the sections 376 (rape), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc. with intent to commit an offence), 384 (extortion), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC on Friday (June 28).The police authorities also recorded Pancholi's statement. In his statement he has denied all the allegations.
Legal representative of Aditya, Prashant Patil told
"The case against my client has been filed with mala fide intentions the day after the Andheri Magistrate Metropolitan court summoned the complainant and her sister in a criminal defamation case filed by my client. The complainant was quiet for 15 years. She says one thing in her statement to the police while her sister tweets something different."
Aditya has been granted with a bail till 19 July by the Dindoshi sessions court. According to the bail conditions Aditya has to go to Versova Police Station on every Wednesday and Saturday, also is asked to cooperate with the interrogation.