Rangoli Chandel actor Kangana Ranaut’s sister, has filed an application before the Versova police station, stating her sister was exploited and abused by actor Aditya Pancholi at least a decade ago. Pancholi, in turn, has filed a counter application in the same police station, claiming Ranaut’s lawyer threatened to file a rape case against him.
“We have asked both of them to record their statements. We will conduct an inquiry before registering an FIR,” said a senior officer from the police station.
Ranaut, through several interviews in 2017, accused Pancholi of physically and sexually abusing her when she was new to the film industry. She alleged he kept her confined to the house and she had to escape by jumping off the first-floor window. After the allegations, Pancholi filed a defamation case against Ranaut.
Pancholi, on Tuesday, said: “Reacting to the defamation case, Kangana, Rangoli and their lawyer, Rizwan Siddique, decided to file the complaint. Siddique even threatened me with a rape case on January 6, 2019.”
Pancholi claimed he had a number of videos and phone recordings that purportedly show Siddique threatening him. His statement was recorded on Sunday. “I submitted my application with the police against Siddique, Kangana and Rangoli earlier this month. I have submitted the video in the police station and court. Rape is the worst kind of crime that can happen [to any woman],” he said.
According to sources, Rangoli, in her complaint filed last month, stated that Pancholi’s wife, actor Zarina Wahab, was also in the know of the incidents between Ranaut and Pancholi.
When approached for a comment, Siddique said the complaint submitted by them at Versova police station was confidential and he could not speak about it. Rangoli said, “I don’t want to talk about the complaint right now.”