Ganesh Acharya sexual harassment case Update: Choreographer grants bail by Mumbai court
Choreographer Ganesh Acharya grants bail in sexual harassment case by Mumbai court. The complaint registered at suburban Amboli police station in February 2020.
New Delhi: A new update has come on the case of sexual harassment registered at suburban Amboli police station in February 2020 on famous choreographer and director Ganesh Acharya. In this case, Mumbai police had filed a charge sheet and now the court has granted him bail.
The complainant alleged that Ganesh has beaten his assistant choreographer and forced her to watch pornographic videos whenever she went to meet him at his office in 2009-10, adding that he had done the same to other women. Earlier, in April Mumbai Police had charged the choreographer with sexual harassment and voyeurism among other charges.
Based on the allegation, the police registered a case under sections 354-A (sexual harassment), 354-C (watching, or capturing the image of a woman engaging in a private act), 354-D (stalking), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC against Ganesh Acharya. The film director has denied all the allegations.
The choreographer was never arrested in this case and was also granted bail after he appeared before the magistrate's court on Thursday. The complaint alleged that on January 26, 2020, during a function of the Indian Film and Television Choreographers Association in Andheri. The complaint also alleged that he and the other two assaulted them.
Choreographer-director Ganesh Acharya started his career as an assistant to choreographer Kamalji in the early 1990s. He also worked in the film Anaam in 1992 but gained widespread fame from the song 'Badi Mushkil' from Lajja in 2001. In 2017, he turned into a director with his maiden project Swami, starring Manoj Bajpai and Juhi Chawla. He has also acted in a number of films, most notably as the villain in the 2012 film Rowthiram.