‘Udan’ Actor Sai Ballal Arrested for Sexual Harassment

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Mumbai: TV actor Sai Ballal, who plays Kamalnarayan Rajvanshi in Colors’ popular show Udaan was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly sexually harassing his co-star. According to reports, Sai first started harassing the victim in April when he sent her pornographic and objectionable videos on her mobile phone through WhatsApp. He then started harassing her on the sets.

Sai even molested the victim several times on the set. The victim has alleged that when she approached the production house, no action was taken against him. Instead she was thrown out of the show. She finally approached the Cine and TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA), who told her to file a compliant with the police.

Sai has been booked under sections 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. Bharat Choksi and Abhishek Aggarwal, members of the production team, have also been booked for abetting the crime.

Sai will be produced before the magistrate court at Borivali on Thursday.

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