Gobar baba fame in Abhishek Bachchan starrer Run, actor Vijay Raaz was arrested by the police in Gondia, some 150 kms from Maharashtra (India) for allegedly outraging the modesty of a co-star while on shoot.
According to reports, the incident took place when the 57 years old actor along with around 50 cast and crew was in Gondia for the shooting of Hindi feature film Sherni in adjoining Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh.
The team was divided into two groups staying in two different hotels in Gondia and used to get together to go to Balaghat, some 40 kms from Gondia, every day for shooting in forest areas. Media reports said that Vijay Raaz allegedly harassed and teased a 30-year-old woman co-actor staying in the same hotel where he was staying and tried to molest his co-star during evening hours for the three days.
Allegedly unable to stop him, fed up with his behaviour, the woman approached the local police lodged a formal complaint, following which he was arrested. He was booked under the section of 354 (A and D) of the Indian Penal Code and produced before the local court. He was later released on bail, investigation officer of Ram Nagar police station of Gondia, Pramod Ghonge said.
Sectrion 354(A) deals with Sexual harassment and Section 354(D) deals with stalking.
Balaghat is the gateway to the famous Kanha tiger reserve of Madhya Pradesh, which is home to around 80 tigers.
The actor was recently seen in Lootcase. His release is Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari. Although his portrayal of a policeman in Dream Girl and the onscreen father of Sanya Malhotra and Radhika Madan in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Pataakha are also popular, but for some his best known character to date is that of Gobar Baba in Abhiskek Bachchan starrer Run.
Vidya Balan is in the lead role of Sherni in the movie.