"the actual truth shall be out soon.”
The Slumdog Millionaire actor Madhur Mittal has spoken out about the sexual assault charges filed against him by his former girlfriend.
The actor is currently shooting in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
An FIR against Mittal was filed on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Mumbai’s Khar Police Station.
The FIR was filed under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Upon hearing of the allegations against him, Mittal claimed that he is learning about things that are “extremely disturbing” for him.
As well as this, he claimed that the allegations are untrue.
In his reaction, Madhur Mittal told Bombay Times:
“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.”
However, Mittal went on to say that he is confident that the truth will come to light eventually.
“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.”
According to a source close to Madhur Mittal’s former girlfriend, the pair were introduced to each other by mutual friends.
Mittal then added her on social media before asking her out.
The source said:
“They were seeing each other for two months. They parted ways and Madhur couldn’t deal with the breakup.
“He was shooting in Jaipur. Livid, he landed in Mumbai and entered her Bandra residence on February 13th.
“Unable to take rejection, he tried to force himself on her.
“He tried to see her again on the 15th, but the girl’s lawyer Niranjani Shetty asked him to leave the premises, and he complied.”
Also talking to Bombay Times, Niranjani Shetty said:
“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.”
Madhur Mittal gained worldwide attention in his role as Salim in Slumdog Millionaire.
As a child actor, he worked on Hindi films One Two Ka Four, Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye, and Say Salaam India.