Actress Gehana Vasisth booked over gangrape allegation
A fresh case has been filed against Gandii Baat fame actor Gehana Vasisth for gangrape and wrongful confinement by the Mumbai Police. The case was filed after a model alleged that she was forced to participate in sexual acts with three men for a video. Vasisth was arrested earlier on February 6 for being part of an alleged porn racket. Here are more details.
The model who filed the case has claimed that she was kept in the dark about the sex scene when she was offered the film. The Mumbai Police has since booked Vasisth and three other men for rape and other relevant charges under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), reports say. However, Vasisth's lawyers have reportedly denied the allegations.
Vasisth was arrested earlier this month after a police complaint was registered against her alleging that she had forced women to expose for pornographic movies. The actress has allegedly shot and uploaded 87 porn videos on her website. Police had said that many website owners were luring women by promising them roles in "web series," but eventually pushing them to act in porn films.
Vasisth's publicist Flynn Remedios had issued a statement claiming that she was innocent. The statement read, "Gehana Vasisth... is totally innocent. She is not involved in any porn film racket. As the producer and director of her company GV Studios, she has only produced and directed films that are permissible in law and at most can be classified or categorized as erotica (sic)."
Earlier, the Mumbai Police had raided a bungalow in the Madh area of the city and arrested five people in connection with the alleged porn racket. The cops had also started a probe into the involvement of other models and production houses in connection with the racket. Vasisth allegedly charged Rs. 2,000 from subscribers to watch porn videos on her website.
Vasisth, whose real name is Vandana Tiwari, came into the limelight after winning the Miss Asia Bikini contest in 2012. She is best known for her role in ALTBalaji's series Gandii Baat. Vasisth also played the lead role in Star Plus show Behenein. The actor has also appeared in films like Luckhnowi Ishq and Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai, among others.