Shimla sources have stated that veteran Bollywood actor Jeetendra was recently accused of sexually harassing his cousin, who has come forward to file a police complaint 47 years after the alleged incident. According to sources Jeetendra, whose real name is Ravi Kapoor, is the son of the victim's father's sister. The victim made the allegation in a police complaint filed with Himachal Pradesh's Director General of Police.
Meanwhile as per the complaint, the incident took place in January 1971, when the victim was 18 and Jeetendra was 28. It happened when he "arranged" for the victim to join him from New Delhi to Shimla on the set of his movie without the complainant's "awareness". Recently the victim has claimed that on the night they reached Shimla, Jeetendra returned to the room in an inebriated state, joined the two separate beds and sexually assaulted her.
Meanwhile several ladies have accused Hollywood's powerful
men, the Hindi film industry while admitting the prevalence of abuse have not
named and shamed as openly. Jeetendra, now 75, is a well known name in the
Hindi film industry. He is also a film producer, and has daughter Ekta and son
Tusshar with wife Shobhaa.
IFF kick-started in Chennai Accordingly the 16th edition of the Chennai International Film Festival was kicked off in the city on Thursday with an inaugural function held at Kalaivanar Arangam. Reports added the festival will continue for a week until December 20. It is spearheaded by Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation (ICAF), CIFF is an annual event that showcases some of the best National and International films and draws a huge crowd of cinephiles, both young and old from across the state.
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