A 34-year-old woman has alleged rape on a film producer and director, Tiku Jaiswal. She claimed to have been exploited on ‘pretext of getting a role in a film’ Jaiswal was producing.
- Jaiswal and the woman were part of a common WhatsApp group made for producer-directors and aspiring actors
- In October 2018, Jaiswal approached the woman, claiming he could offer her a role in an upcoming project, produced by him, as she would be fit for the lead
- They met often on work meetings at coffee shops, following which Jaiswal invited her for a dinner at his place
- After dinner, Jaiswal allegedly proposed to her, established sexual relations on the pretext of giving her the main lead in the film and marrying her and sexually assaulted her
- The couple was happy and Jaiswal promised her marriage. He also told her he would soon inform his family of the engagement, but needs to settle first
- According to the woman, Jaiswal also took money from the woman on several occasions on the pretext of setting up business
- The couple soon began living together
- She alleged that during the period of staying under one roof, Jaiswal assaulted her physically and sexually
- Police said when their relations turned sour, they stopped staying together
- Recently, the woman saw her semi-clothed photographs uploaded on a pornorgraphic website, clicked by Jaiswal
- She approached Amboli Police and registered an FIR against Jaiswal
- Acting on the FIR, Jaiswal was arrested and booked under relevant sections of the IPC for rape (376), sexual harassment (354) and defamation (500)
- He was also booked under relevant sections of the IT Act for uploading the woman’s private pics on the pornorgraphic website
An adult, mature and sound-minded woman chooses to get into a relationship with an adult man assuming a favour in return; a role in a film in this case. She also willingly gets into a live-in relationship with the man, fully understanding that no one can predict the consequences or a future of any relationship.
When the relationship turned sour and she believed she was not going to get the “promised favour”, she chooses to file rape on the man. The term rape is being used so loosely now-a-days that genuine victims end up suffering ultimately. When you decide to get into a relationship in “return” of something, that is very much a consented and well thought out approach of what one is getting into.
Imagine, if the reverse would have happened and a woman would have backed off, could the man file rape on her? The answer is NO.
We are not disputing other charges which pertain to uploading her pictures on a pornographic website. The investigation must be done thoroughly to ascertain facts of all allegations.
In the interim, the name of the man has been splashed in the media, while the woman’s identity remains undisclosed. Even if the case if proven to be false in coming days, there are no consequences really for the woman who files false and fabricated cases against any man.
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