FIR Filed Against Ganesh Acharya For Sexual Harassment

Imran Asif Fazal |Feb 07, 2020

The Amobli police have a filed a case on the basis of allegations made by a 33 year old dancer.

Choreographer Ganesh Acharya has landed into yet another controversy. This time the ace choreographer has been booked for sexual harassment. According to police Ganesh Acharya sexually harassed a 33 year old assistant choreographer by showing her pornographic videos at his Andheri office. He allegedly demanded sexual favours from the woman to help her succeed in the industry.

Ganesh Acharya
Ganesh Acharya has been accused of demanding sexual favours from a female dancer.

Paramjit Singh Dahiya,Deputy Commissioner of police said that Ganesh Acharya and his two assistant choreographers have been booked for sexual harassment, voyeurism, stalking, criminal intimidation of the Indian Penal Code. Advocate of Ganesh Acharya has now filed a defamation case against the complainant and will be filing for anticipatory plea.

The complainant have stated with the Amboli police that in 2009-10, the woman worked as a dancer with Ganesh Acharya and when she visited his office to collect her money, she was subjected to sexual harassment by showing pornographic videos. She alleged that Acharya often increased the volume of his porn video whenever a woman entered his office. During one such visit to his office, Acharya turned his laptop towards the complainant and asked her to enjoy the video.

She has also alleged that the choreographer pulled her towards him and demanded sexual favours from her. The woman had warned him for his actions. After which she received a letter from Indian Film and Television Choreographers Association which informed her that her membership has been cancelled. When she attended the Indian Film and Television Choreographers Association general meeting, she was allegedly assaulted by two women on behest of Acharya.

 Ganesh Acharya has rubbished all claims and allegations and clarified that he worked with the woman in 2007. She is a committee member of a rival dancers association which is trying to take revenge on him. The complainant on me is because she was expelled from the choreographer's association. The woman had previously sent letters and notices to Acharya claiming false allegations against me.


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