A Bollywood actor has been booked for allegedly raping a television actress, police said today. A case has been registered against actor Vishal Thakkar under relevant sections of rape and other offences yesterday, Charkop police station’s senior inspector Ramchandra Gaikwad said.
The victim, an actress who has worked in several TV serials, has alleged that the accused raped her in his house, police said, without divulging further details.
An FIR has been registered against the actor under IPC sections 376 (rape), 420 (cheating), 323, 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 506 (criminal intimidation), they said. The actor has not yet been arrested.
Police said Thakkar is wanted in the case and they are looking for him. The police said Thakkar and the woman met a few years ago during a shoot and soon started dating each other.
Vishal was seen doing a role in the famous comedy show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah and Thakkar has also done small roles in movies like Munnabhai MBBS, Tango Charlie and Chandni Bar.