TV and small-time Bollywood actor Vishal Thakkar was put under police custody on Tuesday evening after a fellow actress filed a complaint accusing him of rape.
According to DNA the unnamed actress was in a live-in relationship with Thakkar for the past 18 months and has alleged that Thakkar has been assaulting her and forced her into a physical relationship.
After the arrest, Thakkar was produced before a local court which remanded him to police custody till today October 21.
According to Charkop Police, the victim and Thakkar had met during a shoot at Madh two years ago.
Their relationship changed in the past few months and according to the statement given by the victim, the two had regular fights after Thakkar suspected the victim of having an affair.
The victim later moved to her friend’s place but in her statement she alleged that two night before the complaint was lodged, Thakkar had visited her friend’s house and apologised.
He had then tried to convince her to get back together and after that stayed over at her friend’s place. That same night Thakkar had gone to assault the victim and later raped her.
The victim lodged her complaint on Saturday and alleged that Thakkar had promised to marry her but went back on his word after having physical relations with her.
On the victims’s complaint, an FIR was registered against the actor under IPC sections 376 (rape), 420 (cheating), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 506 (criminal intimidation).
Thakkar is known for his roles in movies like ‘Tango Charlie’, ‘Chandni Bar’ and ‘Munnabhai MBBS’. On TV he has appeared in shows like ‘Taarak Mehta ka Oolta Chashma,’ and ‘Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil.’