Slumdog Millionaire actor Madhur Mittal has been accused of sexually assaulting his former girlfriend at her Mumbai residence on February 13. An FIR was filed against Mittal on February 23 at the Khar Police station under sections 354, 354A, 354B, 509, 323 of the IPC.
“Getting to learn about things which are untrue is extremely disturbing. There have been WhatsApp messages filled with stories that are assassinating my character. These are being forwarded for weeks in casting directors’ groups denying me work. I’m the only earning member of my family since the age of seven and all these reports in the media are affecting me, my family, and my career in more ways than you can imagine,” Mittal told Bombay Times.
A source close to the person who filed the FIR said, “They (Madhur and his former girlfriend) were seeing each other for two months. They parted ways and Madhur couldn’t deal with the breakup. He was shooting in Jaipur. Livid, he landed in Mumbai and entered her Bandra residence on February 13th. Unable to take rejection, he tried to force himself on her. He tried to see her again on the 15th, but the girl’s lawyer Niranjani Shetty asked him to leave the premises, and he complied.”
Niranjani Shetty told Bombay Times, “That girl was not in a state to talk to me. Her friend reached out to me. She had sustained injuries under the eye, neck, and lips. I discovered that she was battered and sexually assaulted. Our concern was her safety, so I sent a letter by post to the police station. I personally went to the Crime Against Women Cell (CAWC). They later called us and the FIR was filed.”
Madhur Mittal played the role of Salim, the elder brother of Jamal, in Slumdog Millionaire.