“Vijay Raaz Yanked Her Arm And She Was Inconsolable” Crew Member Opens Up About Molestation
Bollywood actor Vijay Raaz has made it to headlines for all the wrong reasons. The actor was recently arrested for molesting a female member on the sets of Vidya Balan-led Sherni. As per the reports, Vijay Raaz was arrested from a five-star hotel and was granted bail on the same evening. The incident happened on Monday. Now, a crew member who was present on the shoot, spoke about what exactly happened on the particular day.
On the conditions of anonymity, a crew member revealed that the incident that happened in the full view of 30 people present on the sets. Recalling the entire scene, a crew member had told Mid-day, “She was sitting when Vijay yanked her arm to call for her attention. She lost her temper as this is no way to behave with a female colleague at a workplace. That said, we can vouch that Vijay did not molest her. The director [Amit Masurkar] and the producers immediately stepped in to understand the situation and encouraged her to file an official complaint with the studio, Abundantia Entertainment.”
“On his part, Vijay understood that his action was uncalled for and promptly apologised to her, but she was inconsolable,” the crew member added. Following the scene on the sets, the makers suspended the shoot for the day and the woman soon filed the complaint. A source close from the sets and a friend of the complainant revealed that this was the 4th time, Vijay Raaz was rude to her on the sets of Sherni. The source said, “Harassment manifests in many forms, and this is also a kind of harassment. Why would a senior actor take the liberty to touch a woman on a set? I don’t know if he meant to behave badly or not, but he eventually did.”