In the wake of the Me Too Movement, filmmaker Subhash Ghai have been accused of raping a model named Kate Sharma, who worked with him on a film in the past.
She alleged that the 73-year-old filmmaker tried to “forcibly kiss and hug her when he had called her to his house.” However, the director denied any such accusation and also threatened to press charges of defamation against her.
Subhash Ghai gets a clean chit
Few days ago, the model withdrew her complaint claiming she was ‘fed up’ with the way the movement was being handled.
Meanwhile, Ghai’s team has shared an official statement with us saying that the entire episode was a ‘fake news’. The statement quoted the Mumbai Police report that was written in Marathi that ‘no substance was found in the allegations.’
The report states that the complainant with the intention of breaking into the film industry took advantage of the birthday photographs taken at the office of Subhash Ghai and uploaded them on herFacebook account and made the same available to Tehlka a YouTube channel claiming incorrectly that she was being launched in Subhash Ghai’s next film Aitraz 2. Subhash Ghai was upset over this fake news and stopped communicating with Kate Sharma and Yogesh Sardana which upset the complainant and hence made allegations against Subhash Ghai.
Later, Kate gave the reason of her mother’s illness and withdrew her complaint stating that she had no further complaints. Since no substance was found in the allegations made by the complainant the matter has been closed.’