Udaan actor Sai Ballal arrested for allegedly sexually harassing co-star

| Friday, July 17, 2015 - 15:00
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Sai Ballal arrested for allegedly sexually harassing co-star

MUMBAI: One of the most watched television shows on Colors, Udaan is going through tough time currently. Key actor of the show, Sai Ballal was arrested by Borivali Police Station on Wednesday for reportedly sending obscene video clip to a co-actress and was later remanded in judicial custody till July 30 by the magistrate court on Thursday.

In the mean while, the police have seized mobile phones of the victim and Ballal found around 10 obscene video clips and messages sent by Ballal after they started scanning his mobile. 

58-year-old victim is a resident of Borivali and her husband is a businessman, police informed.

“Ballal had sent some obscene videos and messages to the victim in March and April and according to the claims made by the lady, she did inform the matter to the production house unit but she was told to deal with it herself as this was her personal matter. The victim was later removed from the serial,” informed an officer.

According to the reports, the victim later consulted a union for television artists and demanded their intervention. She received an e-mail from them two days ago from the union where she was informed to approach the police and the offence was criminal in nature. She then filed a complaint with the police after consulting with her husband.

The actor was then arrested on Wednesday at the Film City where he was shooting for the show. 

“Ballal had accepted of having sending obscene clips to the victim and we are on the lookout for two persons who were known to the victim and Ballal and who had told the victim not to take Ballal’s matter ahead stating that he was highly influential,” the officer added.

Sai Ballal is best known for his role as Bhaiyyaji or Kamalnarayan Rajvanshi on Udaan aired on Colors.

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