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Author: Amit Karna7 minutes ago
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Actor Vijay Raj is in controversy these days. He is accused of teasing an assistant director during the shooting of ‘Lioness’. ‘Lioness’ was shooting in Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh. Vijay Raj has been dropped from the film. Vijay is in Mumbai these days. He has been deeply shocked by this matter. He said to Dainik Bhaskar – It is an infinite pain. It is sad to see your father, daughter, family, respect, status and yourself dying silently helplessly every day in front of your eyes.
Vijay Raj is defended by his lawyer Savina Bedi Sachchar. He has cited Rule 10 of Section 14 of the POSH Act. Its provisions punish the complainant on false or malicious allegations. Savina told Dainik Bhaskar, ‘It is sad that the accused are taken action under the’ zero tolerance ‘policy even before the investigation starts. This often leaves a stain of characterless on the foreheads of men. The POSH Act should not be used to deprive men of their right to justice.
Savina further says, “It is a famous slogan in our country that, even if 99 convicts are left, an innocent should not be punished.” No one is guilty of this, until his crime is proved. I hope this principle is properly applied in this case. Since the matter is in court, I cannot comment on the complaints of the complainant. However, I am confident that my clients will be able to present their case and evidence in the Honorable Court. They are sure that they will get justice from the justice system of our country.
Umesh Shukla supported
At the same time, director Umesh Shukla, who is working with Vijay in the upcoming film Aankh-Michouli, has also defended the actor. Speaking to Dainik Bhaskar, he said, I am getting these allegations wrong. I have also worked with him. Vijay behaves well with everyone. There are very sociable humans. There were two Assistant Director Girls in our team too. There was also a girl in the costume department. He dealt with everyone from Tehzeeb only.
It is wrong to remove someone just on the basis of allegations. Based on the evidence found in the investigation, action should be taken against someone. I don’t think it should. Everyone knows how much the actor’s brand value will be affected if the allegations are not proved true. It should not be done so that they fall in the eyes of everyone. I have never found Vijay ji involved in such an activity. In man to man talk, people sometimes do ‘loose talk’ even in laughable jokes, but Vijay Raj never did ‘loose talk’ even in jokes. They care so much.
What is the matter?
Some time ago the second schedule of Vidya Balan starrer film ‘Sherni’ started in Balaghat. But on 29 October, on the sets at Rangers University in Balaghat, an assistant director accused Vijay Raj of misbehaving publicly. First, Vijay Raj apologized to the victim in front of the production people. But two-three later that victim filed a police case against Vijay Raj.
Vijay Raj apologizes to the victim
Sources said, Vijay Raj placed his hand on the victim’s shoulder on the set. Vijay Raj argues that his intention was not wrong behind this. The victim has a daughter of his age.
They cannot think of doing this with a girl of their daughter’s age, even in their dreams. Even if the victim feels wrong, they apologize for it. But the victim could not forgive him.
Vijay Raj was arrested from Gondia district of Maharashtra following a complaint by the victim. A case was registered against Vijay under section 354- (breaching the shame of woman) of IPC. Shortly after his arrest, Vijay was released on bail.