An FIR has been filed at the Bandra police station in connection with a complaint of rape and molestation by a former model and songwriter. Among nine high-profile people named are actor-producer Jackky Bhagnani, glamour photographer Colston Julian, and Krishan Kumar of T-Series.
Kwan talent management company founder Anirban Blah, Nikhil Kamat, Sheel Gupta, Ajit Thakur, Gurujyot Singh and Vishnu Wardhan Induri are the others named in the first information report, which was registered on 26 May.
During an interaction with media, the complainant alleged that none of the accused have been arrested so far.
The complainant remained unreachable after repeated phone calls.
The model has claimed that the alleged sexual harassment took place between the period of 2014 and 2019 under the pretence of giving her acting opportunities. This caused her mental trauma.
The police have registered the First Information Report under Section 376 (committing rape repeatedly on the same woman) and 354 (molestation) of the Indian Penal Code on the basis of the model’s complaint. Further investigation is underway in this case.
The other names on the FIR are Nikhil Kamat, Sheel Gupta, Ajit Thakur, Gurujyot Singh, Krishna Kumar and Vishnu Induri. The model claimed that she met the accused on various occasions. The FIR mentions that she was raped by Colston Julian while the others have been accused of molestation by the complainant.
Now, producer Ajit Thakur has denied the claims by the former model and alleged blackmail from her. He said, “The allegations made against me are false, malicious and motivated. It is nothing more than an attempt to smear my reputation. In fact, I have evidence that indicates that the complainant was attempting to blackmail myself (sic) amongst several others and when her attempts failed, she resorted to registering an FIR with baseless allegations. I will take all the necessary legal action against her and I am certain that truth will prevail.”
Jackky Bhagnani is the son of famous producer Vashu Bhagnani. He bagged his first role as the lead actor in the 2009 film Kal Kissne Dekha. Over the years, he has produced several successful films.