Mumbai : Actor and model Kate Sharma has filed a molestation complaint against Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai at the Versova police station in Mumbai on Saturday. Ms Sharma alleged that the filmmaker tried to forcibly kiss and hug her when he had called her to his house. After the complaint, Mr Ghai tweeted that his “lawyers will take care of it.”
“He called me to his house on August 6. There were about five to six people at his house and in front of everybody, he asked me to give him a massage. It was shocking for me but I respected his seniority and agreed. I massaged him for two to three minutes and then went to the washroom to wash my hand. He followed me to there. He then took me to his room saying that he wanted to talk to me about something. However, he grabbed me and tried to kiss and hug me.”
Mr Ghai is one of the biggest names in Bollywood to be called out by women for sexual harassment. He was accused of rape by an anonymous woman on social media last week. In the post, the woman had accused him of spiking her drink and raping her.
When she requested to leave, the ‘Khalnayak’ director tried to threaten her, she said. “I told him that I wanted to leave. He then threatened me and said that he will not launch me if I do not stay with him for the night,” Sharma said.
Earlier this week, Ghai was accused of harassment by an anonymous woman on social media. In the post, the woman had accused the filmmaker of drugging her and raping her.
In a statement, the 73-year-old had said that it’s sad that it is becoming a fashion to malign anyone known “by bringing stories from the past without truth or half-truth. I deny, strictly and firmly, all false allegations like these.”