Ankit Tiwari opens up after being acquitted of rape charges
The case put a major dent in his career and Tiwari faced several backlashes from the industry where people gradually began reducing to work with him.
Published: Tuesday,Mar 22, 2022 22:08 PM GMT-06:00
Singer and music composer Ankit Tiwari faced some tough times for a while where he was involved in a case. One would remember how back in 2014, Tiwari was accused of alleged rape by his ex-girlfriend where he was also arrested. Three years later, Tiwari was cleared of all charges by the court due to lack of evidence.
But this put a major dent in his career and Tiwari faced several backlashes from the industry where people gradually began reducing to work with him.
In an interview with Navbharat Times, Tiwari opened up on how life changed after that. “I feel that there is something written in everyone's fate. Maybe something else was written in my luck. It was a bad time, which was scary. For as many musicians as there are, I want to say one thing -- They are very simple, they have innocence. That's how music comes from inside them. I am like that too. I have little to do with the world. Somewhere in that simplicity... it seems that someone can take advantage of it. But those things probably had to happen with me. It was a difficult time."
He added, "When such phases arrive, very few people stand with you. There were some people in the industry who were with me, whom I actually call my family. Those with whom I have worked were also in my support. It is said that when all the doors are closed, God keeps one gate open. The same happened to me. When all the doors were closed, one gate was open. I left from there too. I have come a long way now”.
On a parting note, Tiwari said, "My art has nothing to do with that damage. 'What I mean to say is that the damage happened according to the career. But that thing has nothing to do with my art. My art is mine, no one in the world can take it away from me. That is what I have and as long as the one above is giving me, I will not give up."
After the entire fiasco with his then-girlfriend, Tiwari married Pallavi Shukla in Kanpur and the couple were blessed with a lovely daughter.