Slumdog Millionaire actor Madhur Mittal calls sexual assault accusations 'untrue', says 'I'm the only earning member of my family, such reports are affecting me'


Slumdog Millionaire actor Madhur Mittal was booked for allegedly injuring and sexually assaulting his former girlfriend on February 13. Reportedly, the incident took place when Madhur allegedly barged into the complainant's house and sexually assaulted her. The actor is currently in Jaipur shooting for his upcoming project. Breaking his silence on the accusation, Madhur told leading daily that the reports are untrue and they are assassinating his character. He further shared that being the only earning member of the family, such reports are affecting him in many ways.

"Getting to learn about things which are untrue is extremely disturbing. There have been WhatsApp messages filled with stories that are assassinating my character. These are being forwarded for weeks in casting directors’ groups denying me work. I’m the only earning member of my family since the age of seven and all these reports in the media are affecting me, my family and my career in more ways than you can imagine. I urge everyone to not jump to conclusions about me through these one-sided reports in the media. I have faith in the law and the actual truth shall be out soon," Madhur told. 

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On the other hand, the complainant's lawyer, Niranjani Shetty spoke to the daily and shared, "That girl was not in a state to talk to me. Her friend reached out to me. She had sustained injuries under the eye, neck and lips. I discovered that she was battered and sexually assaulted. Our concern was her safety, so I sent a letter by post to the police station. I personally went to the Crime Against Women Cell (CAWC). They later called us and the FIR was filed. You cannot hit a woman, period. You may be in a relationship with her for two months or 20 years, it doesn’t matter. Men need to learn to accept a ‘No’. This psyche of entitled behaviour needs to change. They need to be held accountable for their actions."

It was previously reported that the complainant broke all ties with Madhur two days before the assault. Niranjani told another publication that Madhur didn't give his former girlfriend a chance to talk and "strangled her neck more than 15 times, slapped her multiple times, pulled her hair, yanked her ears and punched her under the right eye, physically lifted her and assaulted her."

(Source: Times Of India)