In the latest turn of events, Bollywood actor Vijay Raaz who is known for his stellar performances in films like Run, Dhamaal, Welcome, Monsoon Wedding, etc was arrested for molesting a woman crew member. He was booked from Gondia yesterday and a case has also been registered, informed Atul Kulkarni, the Additional SP of Gondia. The latest reports suggest that the 57-year-old actor was shooting for his upcoming film Sherni in Madhya Pradesh where the incident took place. He was arrested from a hotel in Gondia.
Actor Vijay Raaz (file pic) was arrested from Gondia yesterday allegedly for molesting a woman crew member. A case has been registered: Atul Kulkarni, Additional SP, Gondia #Maharashtrapic.twitter.com/VfHoSXbJ7T
“Some shoot was on, a crew member filed complaint for molestation and we registered it. It happened in Gondia. He was arrested yesterday and released on bail today,” Atul Kulkarni, Additional Superintendent of Police, Gondia, Maharashtra, told IANS. “The court has said he has to appear before the investigation officer whenever needed,” Kulkarni added.
The woman approached the local police with a complaint of molestation against the actor on Monday, the official said. She alleged that Raaz molested her during the shooting of the film “Sherni” in neighbouring Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh on Monday.
An offence under section 354 (assault or criminal force to a woman with an intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC was registered against Raaz and he was arrested from a hotel in Gondia where the crew is staying, the official said. The set where the incident took place is of the Vidya Balan-starrer “Sherni”.
On the work front, Vijay Raaz was last seen in the Netflix web series A Suitable Boy. He was also seen in Lootcase and will next be seen in Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari. He as per the latest reports will be playing a crucial role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Gangubai Kathiawadi.