TV Actor Accuses Casting Director of Rape; FIR Filed Against Him

The TV actor alleged the casting director raped her on the pretext of marriage.

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A TV actor has accused a casting director of raping her.

A television actor has accused a casting director of rape and a case has been filed against him under section 376 at Mumbai's Versova police station based on a complaint filed by the actor. In the FIR filed by the survivor, the casting director has been identified as 27-year-old Ayush Tiwari.

"Ayush Tiwari has raped me on the pretext of marriage. He has harassed me physically and mentally", the actor said while speaking to the media.

The actor also mentioned that Tiwari has been involved in the casting of big films, including Akshay Kumar-starrer Bellbottom.

However, the casting director of Bellbottom, Vaibhav Vishant, categorically denied the claim. Clarifying that the person was an intern with the organisation, Vishant said in a statement that the accused has nothing to do with the film. "It is distressing to see the film and names of others associated with the film being tarnished with unverified allegations. I am the casting director of Bellbottom. Ayush Tiwari was a freelancer intern in my company and has nothing to do with the film or its casting. He has not worked on Bellbottom in any capacity. I hope the police will conduct a fair investigation", Vaibhav's statement read.

Further investigation is underway in the case.

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