The Mumbai Police has issued a charge sheet against choreographer Ganesh Acharya in a 2020 suit that was brought by a co-dancer after he had been alleged of sexual harassment, stalking, and indecency.
The charge sheet was recently filed in a metropolis magistrate’s court in the city's district, according to a recent story in Hindustan Times. The inquiry is being handled by Mumbai's Oshiwara Police Station.
According to the report, Ganesh Acharya and his assistant have been prosecuted under sections 354-a (sexual harassment), 354-c (voyeurism ), 354-d (stalking), 509 (insulting the modesty of any woman), 323 (causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention to commit an offense) of the Indian Penal Code.
The well-known Bollywood choreographer is said to have declined to comment on the recent news. "I don't have the charge sheet therefore I can't say anything," his lawyer affirmed.
The dancer claimed in her police report that she had apparently rebuffed the choreographer's sexual approaches. Acharya was also accused of touching her, making obscene remarks, and even exhibiting her pornographic material. She informed the portal that Acharya allegedly told her in May 2019 that she needed to have intimate relations with him in order to be successful in the profession.
Her registration in the Indian Film and Television Choreographers Association was supposedly revoked after she refused his advances for six months. The woman also claims that Acharya's assistant assaulted her. She expressed that he beat her up and tried to defame her.