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Geetika accuses director of molestation, puts video on Twitter

Geetika Tyagi

‘Jolly LLB’ director Subhash Kapoor has been accused by actress Geetika Tyagi of sexually assaulting her

Geetika TyagiMumbai: ‘Jolly LLB’ director Subhash Kapoor has been accused by actress Geetika Tyagi of sexually assaulting her, an incident he regrets in a video secretly recorded by her.

Tyagi uploaded the video on her Twitter page where she is seen confronting Kapoor and slapping him about the incident that apparently took place over a year ago.

Kapoor’s wife Dimple Kharbanda and Tyagi’s director-boyfriend Atul Sabharwal are also seen in the 31-minute-long video.

Kapoor appears remorseful in the video, saying, “This is not a defense. I was told that by coming here, it would probably help you (Geetika). From last one and a half years, there has not been a single day when this incident has not crossed my mind. I have never ever been part of anything like this in the past. But it has happened with me and I regret it.”

Kapoor’s wife is seen sobbing and saying that she is worried about her son’s future.

Geetika, a journalist-turned actress who starred in ‘One By Two’ and ‘What the Fish’, is seen crying hysterically and shouting at the director.

“Because of the incident, I can’t trust any person,” she said. Kapoor did not respond to telephone calls and messages.

Tyagi later clarified that it was not a case of casting couch as the director, also a former journalist, was a family friend she knew for over eight years and it was a platonic relationship.

“It’s a breach of trust,” Tyagi posted.

She also tweeted thanks to Sabharwal for encouraging her to make the video public. Sabharwal, who directed Arjun Kapoor starrer ‘Aurangzeb’ last year, tweeted back his support.

“@TyagiGeetika more power to you. May this end the mental suffering that you’ve been going through ever since,” Sabharwal tweeted.

PTI

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