TV actor Sai Ballal, better known as Kamalnarayan Rajvanshi from Udaan, has been arrested for sexual harassment. According to a report in Hindustan Times, the 58 year old victim, who presumably is also on the same show as him, filed a complaint saying that she was harassed by Ballal in April and the crime has only continued since then. An officer from the police station claimed:
Ballal started sending her pornographic and objectionable videos on her mobile phone through WhatsApp and started harassing her on the sets. He made sexual advances towards her and also molested her several times. Fed up, the victim approached her superiors in the production house. She alleged that they did not pay heed to her complaint and when she persisted with her complaints, they removed her from the show.
The actress also alleged that she was removed from the show because the accused had an influence over the makers. She had also approached the Cine and TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) which only concluded that it was a criminal matter.
A case has been registered against Ballal under Section 354-A (sexual harassment) and 354-B (assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe her) of the IPC and section 67-A of the IT Act.