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Actor Vijay Raaz Arrested for Allegedly Molesting Woman Crew Member, Granted Bail


Last Updated: November 03, 2020, 19:47 IST

Vijay Raaz

Vijay Raaz

The incident took place on the sets of Vidya Balan -starrer 'Sherni' which has commenced shooting only recently in Madhya Pradesh.

Bollywood actor Vijay Raaz was arrested on November 2, for allegedly molesting a female crew member.

News agency ANI had confirmed the same on Twitter, “Actor Vijay Raaz was arrested from Gondia yesterday allegedly for molesting a woman crew member. A case has been registered: Atul Kulkarni, Additional SP, Gondia.”

“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 set where the incident took place is of the Vidya Balan-starrer “Sherni".

Raaz is primarily popular for his comic roles, notably the marigold-chewing wedding planner PK Dubey in Mira Nair’s 2001 release, Monsoon Wedding. His other hit performances have come in films such as Run, Dhamaal and Welcome.

The 57-year-old actor was recently seen the digitally-released films Gulabo Sitabo and Lootcase. He will next be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, starring Alia Bhatt.

(With IANS inputs)

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first published:November 03, 2020, 19:16 IST
last updated:November 03, 2020, 19:47 IST