When Kangana Ranaut’s lawyer threatened to frame Aditya Pancholi in rape case
First Published 18, Sep 2020, 12:13 PM
Reportedly, Kangana’s lawyer filed an FIR against Aditya by claiming that he “exploited and abused her” in the past. Pancholi, in turn, filed an FIR against Ranaut.
Last year, Kangana Ranaut and Aditya Pancholi have filed cases against each other at Versova Police Station, Mumbai. After Kangana’s sister, Rangoli Chandel had filed a police complaint against Pancholi accusing him of physical exploitation and abuse.
Later, Pancholi has filed a counter-complaint claiming the actress’ lawyer threatened to frame him in a rape case.
Their fight is, however, not a new one, as the actress had earlier accused him of sexually exploiting her during days of struggle. The controversy has risen to the fore again as fresh complaints have been filed by both parties.
Pancholi said, “I have already filed a defamation case against her, which is sub judice. Following the defamation case, her lawyer, threatened to file a rape case against me if I didn’t withdraw the defamation case against his client. Thankfully, I have recorded the 18-minute meeting with him. The video is in the form of evidence and has been submitted to the court and to police as well.
A police officer told media, “After receiving the complaint, we have approached the actor to record her statement so we can ascertain the nature of the alleged exploitation and file an FIR under appropriate sections. The incident occurred 13 years ago we have to gather a lot of evidence to register an FIR. In her application, the complainant has also alleged that Pancholi’s wife was aware of this.”
Reportedly, Pancholi and Kangana had an affair in the actress’ early days in the film industry. In 2017, in a number of interviews, Ranaut accused Pancholi of abusing her sexually and physically. The actress also claimed that he kept her confined to a house from which she escaped by jumping from the first-floor window.