A film director allegedly assaulted a woman, following which an FIR was today registered against him, police said.
“Film director Sachendra Sharma was today booked under IPC sections 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) after a complaint by the victim,” said Bhimashankar Dhole, inspector at Santacruz Police Station.
The incident occurred at a posh hotel in suburban Santacruz last night, before the music launch of the film ‘Mumbai Can Dance Saala’, police said.
“The complainant claimed the director had assaulted her before the event,” Dhole said.
The victim is a friend of actress Rakhi Sawant, had also sought an explanation from the director as to why he deleted Rakhi’s song from the film.
Police said Rakhi backed her friend’s claims alleging that the director had sought favours from her. Following the high drama, the victim rushed to the police station and registered a complaint.
The complainant admitted to slapping the director after he assaulted her, police said adding “accordingly an FIR was registered against Sharma at about 1 AM.”