Bollywood actor booked on charges of raping TV actress


A Bollywood actor has been booked for allegedly raping a television actress, police said on Sunday.

A case has been registered against actor Vishal Thakkar under relevant sections of rape and other offences yesterday, Charkop police station’s senior inspector Ramchandra Gaikwad said.

According to BollywoodLife, police sources reveal that the actor presented himself before the police in the morning at 9am. He apparently came all alone and presented himself before the police. No lawyer was accompanying him.

The victim, an actress who has worked in several TV serials, has alleged that the accused raped her in his house, police said, without divulging further details.

An FIR has been registered against the actor under IPC sections 376 (rape), 420 (cheating), 323, 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 506 (criminal intimidation), they said.

Thakkar has done small roles in movies like Tango Charlie and Chandni Bar.

Vishal has also worked on several television serials like Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Geet Hui Sabse Parayi, Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil, Crime Patrol and many more.

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