Film Producer Mufaddal Ghadial Arrested for Raping Actress
An event management company owner and a financier for films, Mufaddal Ghadial, was arrested by Mumbai police on Thursday after he was accused by a Bollywood actress of cheating and rape. The man had offered her a sum of Rs. 3 lakhs through a cheque as signing amount a movie and later took it back from her on some alleged reason.
The actress had met Ghadial in a coffee shop in December last year. She said that she was introduced to the financier through common friends and the actress’s manager was also there during the meeting with the financier. He told the actress that his film was under production and he was on the lookout for actors. He told the actress that she was perfect for the role in the movie during their conversation. He later asked her to visit him in a mall for further discussion.
Ghadial’s associates called up the actress in the first week of December and asked her to visit the financier’s Charkop home to sign the contract and to pick up the signing amount. “I went around 4pm. After I had signed the contract, Ghadial said we should celebrate. His associates ordered food and drink. After sipping wine, I felt uneasy and passed out. When I came to around midnight, I realized that I had been sexually assaulted. I broke down, but Ghadial promised that he would marry me. I told him that my parents would never agree to the match,” said the actress who has starred in a biopic last year that got rave reviews from critics.
The actress started to avoid Ghadial’s phone calls after the incident and also sent a text message to him stating that she did not want to do the film offered by him. But, he did not heed and often landed in her housing society and created commotion. The producer took away the contract and the cheque back from the actress through his sides, but she had already clicked photos of the document as proof.
The actress also said that she was threatened by Ghadial saying that he has connections with the underworld. He also took her to hotels located in Manori and on Ghodbunder Road in Thane and also raped her there. She also said that she could not stand this torture anymore and had to approach the cops to seek help on Wednesday. The Charkop police have said that Ghadial has been booked under sections 376 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).