The Mumbai Police has registered an FIR filed by an aspiring model-cum-actress alleging rape by the well-known Bollywood producer and music baron Bhushan Kumar, official sources said here on Friday.
According to an officer with the D.N. Nagar Police Station in Andheri, the complaint by the 30-year-old victim was recorded on Thursday night.
The victim has claimed in the FIR that she was sexually exploited and repeatedly raped by Kumar between 2017 and 2020 under the false pretext of giving her roles in films.
The officer said the police has lodged a case under Sections 376, 420 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) pertaining to rape, cheating and issuing threats, and further investigations are under way. No arrest has been made so far.
Son of the late Gulshan Kumar Dua, who was shot dead by gangsters near a temple Juhu in 1997, Kumar is the managing director of T-Series, the company his father had launched.
T-Series today controls 90 per cent of all Bollywood music. Kumar is also one of Bollywood’s biggest producers. His forthcoming films include’ Radhe Shyam’, starring Prabhas of ‘Baahubali’ fame, and ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’, with Ajay Devgn playing the lead character.
Incidentally, the Bombay High Court had earlier this month upheld the life sentence awarded to Gulshan Kumar’s killers.