Is Shiamak Davar gay? Two former male students of the choreographer accuse him of sexual abuse

| Friday, May 8, 2015 - 18:21
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Is Shiamak Davar gay? Two former male students of the choreographer accuses him of sexual abuse

NEW DELHI: Star choreographer Shiamak Davar is in a fresh trouble for allegedly sexually abusing two of his former students, Percy Shroff and Jimmy Mistry from Vancouver. 

While the two boys have accused the dancing sensation of Bollywood with severe charges, Davar on the other hand has denied all of them and said, “I will not be intimidated into silence and will defend myself vigorously in court.”

According to a media report, Shroff and Mistry were in their teens when they started learning dance at the Shiamak Davar Institute of Performing Arts in India. Mistry claimed that his interaction with the Bollywood choreographer increased after he was shortlisted for Davar’s core dance group.

He further declared that the core dance groups of Davar majorly included boys and the choreographer heading them would often flirt and take them out for treats post classes.

Mistry also claimed that after becoming a part of the core group, they were also initiated into VRRP Spiritual Learning group led by the founder.

In his lawsuit against Davar, Mistry claimed, “He (Davar) would lie on the bed in his underwear and take someone’s hand, including the plaintiff’s (Mistry's), and put it on his underwear over his penis ...”.

On the other hand, Shroff in his lawsuit against Davar mentioned that his ‘Guru’ often kissed and touched him. He also said that Davar once called him and said, “I know your secret.”

Shroff who was a teenager then, said that he was made to shower with Davar once and other sexual advances were made as well. 

The two complainants also stated that Shiamak Davar continued to rule their lives for a long time. Speaking in an interview, Shroff explained that Davar would publically humiliate him if did not respond to the sexual advances demanded by him. “I used to believe that his word was God. I just wanted to please him,” he said and added that Davar told me when to get married and have a child.

However, Davar has denied all such charges and maintained that he has ‘never had any inappropriate relations’ either with Mistry or Shroff.  

“I have total faith in the justice system of British Columbia that my name shall be cleared on all accounts.” said Davar.

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