Actor Vijay Raaz has responded to allegations that he molested a crew member on the set an upcoming movie. He has denied the accusations, and mentioned that the incident has unduly tarnished his fame.
In an interview, he mentioned that he had apologised to the lady, not as a result of he was fallacious, however as a result of he revered her emotions. He was arrested and launched on bail earlier this month, and returned to set to finish work.
He advised Bombay Occasions in an interview, “Girls’s security is of prime concern. I’ve a 21-year-old daughter, so I perceive the gravity of the scenario. I’m all for an investigation by the authorities. Nevertheless, to ostracise me, droop and terminate my companies from my forthcoming movies even earlier than any type of investigation, is surprising. I’ve no phrases to specific. It’s a really harmful place to be in. I’ve been working within the movie trade for 23 years!”
He mentioned that he has labored very laborious to construct his fame and earn a decent residing within the movie trade, and that the phrase of 1 individual shouldn’t be seen as the final word fact. “Persons are certain to make judgements with out listening to the opposite facet of the story. It doesn’t matter what the end result of this case, aap pe ek thappa lag jaata hai (you’re branded for all times). I’ve been pronounced responsible even earlier than the investigation. My proper to earn a livelihood is badly affected. Am I not the sufferer right here? My outdated father who lives in Delhi, additionally has to face the society and so does my younger daughter,” he mentioned.
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Recalling the incident, he mentioned that he’d been working with the identical crew for over a yr, and had developed a consolation. He mentioned, “It’s how we’re with one another. But, once I was advised she felt uncomfortable, I apologised. This was in entrance of all the crew. My apology meant I respect your emotions. Nevertheless it didn’t imply that I acknowledged the claims made later on the police station. Saying sorry doesn’t at all times imply that you’re fallacious. It means you respect somebody’s emotions extra. I even have obligations and I want a job. Mere itney saalon ki mehnat (yr’s of laborious work) can go down the drain if individuals soar to conclusions with out verifying the claims. This shouldn’t be one-sided. Fact prevails however the injury is finished.”
The actor was lately seen in Lootcase and Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari. He reportedly has a task in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming movie Gangubai Kathiawadi as properly.
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