Mumbai: The Indian Police Monday arrested Raja Mukherjee, brother of Bollywood’s stylist actress Rani Mukherjee, for allegedly molesting a former TV professional and an aspiring film director on Sunday.
According to Indian media reports, Raja promised the director to introduce her to his noted actor-sister Rani Mukherjee.
The victim planned to direct a film for which she wanted to cast Rani Mukherjee. She approached Raja who, in turn, invited her to a Four Bungalows cafe at Andheri to listen to the script. However, he allegedly took her to an isolated spot in his car. While she was briefing him about the story, Mukherjee reportedly groped and kissed her.
She managed to escape and reached her Lokhandwala residence. After discussing the incident with her mother, she approached Amboli police.
Mukherjee was booked under IPC’s sections 354 (criminal assault on a woman to outrage her modesty) and 363 (kidnapping), both bailable offences.
The police produced Mukherjee before the Andheri metropolitan magistrate court later in the day and was released on bail.
DCP Pratap Dighavkar said, “We are making inquiries and collecting technical evidence.”
Mukherjee, though, denied the allegations and said that he was being framed, “probably because she may be thinking this is the easiest way to reach Rani Mukherjee”.
The victim, a former senior television professional, said, “I have heard of actresses and models being exploited, but I am trying to become a director and this is what has happened to me. But I am not scared. I have decided to take a stand and will face the consequences of it. I know the opposite party is very influential, but that’s alright. Jo hoga dekha jayega.”