Choreographer Ganesh Acharya, who recently received much praise for choreographing Allu Arjun and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in Pushpa’s Oo Antava, is in legal trouble. According to a recent report, Mumbai Police has filed a charge sheet against the dance master and his assistant.
The chargesheet accuses Ganesh of sexual assault, stalking and sexual assault in a case filed by a co-dancer in 2020, the report said. Read on to know more details.
According to a Hindustan Times report, on Thursday, a police officer revealed that Mumbai Police filed charge sheet against Ganesh Acharya. The chargesheet was in response to a case filed by a co-dancer in 2020, accusing him of sexual harassment, stalking and voyeurism.
According to the portal, Oshiwara police officer Sandeep Shinde, who is probing the complaint, said that the chargesheet was filed in the court of the Metropolitan Magistrate concerned in Andheri. According to the report, Ganesh Acharya and his assistant have been charged under sections 354-A (s* sexual harassment), 354-C (voyeurism), 354-D (chasing), 509 (insulting the modesty of any woman), 323 allegations have been made. (causing hurt), sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (general intent to commit offence) of the Indian Penal Code.
While the 35-year-old assistant choreographer said that he was informed that the chargesheet has been filed, the Bollywood choreographer has not commented on the development. In the past, Bollywood choreographers had denied the allegations and called them “false and baseless”. When the FIR was registered, Ganesh’s legal team said that they had filed a defamation complaint against him.
The woman has said in her complaint that Ganesh Acharya Allegedly told her that if she wanted to be successful, she would have to have sex. She then noted that she declined and six months later the Indian Film and Television Choreographers Association terminated her membership. Her complaint also states that when she protested against Acharya’s actions at a meeting in 2020, the choreographer allegedly abused her and was assaulted by her assistants.
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