Sun Raha hai na tu…(Aashiqui 2) singer Ankit Tiwari and his brother were arrested by Versova police on May 8, 2014 in the charge of rape and threatening. The woman reportedly her ex-girlfriend had alleged that the singer had raped her several times between 2012 and 2013 after promising marriage, while his brother Ankur Tiwari had threatened her of dire consequences if she tried to approach the singer again. A special judge acquitted both as the prosecution failed to prove the case against the two. The singer told to media that he was always hopeful the truth would prevail and he wanted to share his side of the story but waited till the verdict was out.
This was perhaps the worst scandal that made headlines during the late 1980s. News of an extramarital affair of Aditya Pancholi and Pooja Bedi was going on as Aditya had shifted to Pooja Bedi’s house for live-in. There was a 15 year old girl from Uttar Pradesh working as a maid. The girl had a run away from her home to become a Bollywood actress. In a hope to get a chance in Bollywood, she took up the job of a maid at Pooja’s house. Aditya Pancholi started talking to the maid in absence of Pooja and soon this became sexual encounter. Later on, the girl told to Pooja Bedi that she had slept with Aditya as he had promised to get her a role in a Bollywood film. Due to the involvement of a minor, it was considered as a rape. The consent of a 15-year-old is not admissible in the eyes of the Indian law. Aditya also admitted that he had sex with her on the pretext of getting her a role in the movies. Later, in an interview, Pooja Bedi said that Aditya is accused of rape and because of this I broke our relationship.
Shakti Kapoor is known for his villainous and comic roles in Hindi cinema. In March 2005, this reel-life villain has emerged as the villain in real life. Some news channel released a video, showing Shakti Kapoor asking for a sexual favour from an undercover reporter in return for entry into the Bollywood. He was caught on camera apparently touching the reporter inappropriately. This was a sting operation to expose casting couch prevalent in Bollywood. The Film & Television Producers Guild of India banned Shakti Kapoor for this controversy and lifted the ban after a week.
Shiney Ahuja was born in Dehradun, on 15 May 1973.His debut movie is HAZAAR KHWAHISHE in 2003. In June 2009, Ahuja was accused of rape by his maid. According to the maid, when Shiney ‘s wife was not in town, he raped her. However, Shiny consistently denied this, but medical reports confirmed the rape. In court, the maid retracted the charge of rape and stated that it was consensual sex, but the trial court judge refused to accept the retraction and convicted Ahuja based on circumstantial evidence. In March 2011, Shiney was sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment, for which he filed an appeal in the High Court. The case is currently pending in the court.
Late Inder Kumar was an Indian actor, known for his role as supporting actor in Hindi films such as Wanted and Tumko Na Bhool Payenge. In April 2014, Kumar was arrested by Versova police, after a 23 years old aspiring actress registered an FIR alleging that the actor held her captive for two days and sexually assaulted her. The police asserted that the medical reports supported the allegation.He was charged under sections 376 (rape), 324 (causing grievous hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. In June, Kumar was granted bail. A woman who accused him was arrested by police in August 2014 in an unrelated case for robbing her sister’s residence in the same locality of jewellery worth INR 10 lakh.
The controversial MMS featuring Ashmit Patel and Riya Sen resurfaced a few years back and it became one of the most popular clips on the internet. A 90-second video clip was circulated showing the two in compromising situations in a hotel bedroom.
This MMS was out before the release of their movie, SILSILAY. Ashmit Patel confessed on national TV that the actress in the MMS was Riya Sen but Riya denied. Following this incident, they split up and Riya married her boyfriend Shivam Tewari in a private ceremony.
Aman Verma was caught in a sting operation by India TV. He was seen asking Suhaib Ilyasi to remove his footage with an undercover agent from a sting operation.
Aman Verma denied the charges and he received the support of some big Bollywood actors like Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt and Govinda. Verma sued India TV CEO Rajat Sharma, programme manager Suhaib Ilyasi and the journalist Ruchi who was an undercover agent in the sting operation, alleging that the channel wanted to “blackmail and extort money” from him.
In 2004, model Preity Jain filed a complaint with Versova police station alleging the film-maker Madhur Bhandarkar raped her repeatedly by promising marriage. Bhandarkar got anticipatory bail in this case. Then Preeti contracted gangster Arun Gawli to kill the filmmaker. She had reportedly paid Rs 75,000 to Gawli’s aide Naresh Pardeshi. When this didn’t happen, Preeti tried to get her money back. News reportedly reached Gawli and he alerted the police.
Mumbai police arrested her and initially, she was sentenced to three years prison. Later on, she managed to get a bail over cash security of Rs 15000.