The Hush Post: Joining the global #MeToo movement, a prominent Bollywood actress of yesteryears Zeenat Aman has accused a businessman of molesting her. With these allegations, this veteran actress has lodged a complaint against the businessman at Mumbai’s Juhu Police station.
On her complaint, the Crime Branch of the Mumbai Police has arrested the businessman, identified as Amar Khanna. The actress had filed her complaint two months ago, Mumbai Live reported. The accused was arrested on Thursday.
The actress had approached Juhu police two months ago, after which businessman Khanna was booked for rape (section 376 of the IPC and other sections. After registering the case, the Juhu Police transferred the case to the Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch and the latter arrested accused Khanna.
This is the latest case of sexual assault or harassment that has turned up in Bollywood circles.
Recently, veteran actor Jeetendra had been accused by his cousin of sexual assault when he was 25 years old.
Besides, several other Bollywood actresses namely Richa Chadda, Kalki Koechlin and Daisy Irani, have revealed that they had faced sexual harassments.
These claims of sexual harassment by leading Bollywood names have come in conjunction with the global #MeToo movement that was sparked by Hollywood star Rose McGowan.
The movement had also taken off on the parallel name-and-shame campaign by foreign affairs scholar Christine Fair against members of the academia who had sexually harassed her.