new Delhi: Popular Bollywood actor Vijay Raj was granted bail yesterday on charges of molesting a female crew member for his comic-role in the 2004 film ‘Run’. A case has been registered against the ‘Welcome’ actor during the shooting in Gondia, Maharashtra.
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According to an IANS report, Vijay Raj was arrested on charges of molesting a female crew member on the sets during the shooting of Vidya Balan-starrer ‘Lioness’. The ‘Made in Heaven’ actor was arrested yesterday and has been released on bail today.
In Gondia, Maharashtra, Additional Superintendent of Police Atul Kulkarni told IANS, “There was some shooting going on, a crew member filed a complaint of molestation and we filed it. This happened in Gondia. He was arrested yesterday and released on bail today. “
“The court has said that whenever required, it will have to appear before the investigating officer,” the officer said.
Vijay Raj started his career with a very small but influential role in Ram Gopal Varma’s 2000 film ‘Jungle’ starring Sunil Shetty, Fardeen Khan and Urmila Matondkar. Naseeruddin Shah saw him acting in the National School of Drama (NSD), the actor from ‘A Wednesday’ recommended Raaz to Mahesh Bhatt for ‘Bhopal Express’ and Meera Nair for ‘Monsoon Wedding’. ‘Monsoon Wedding’ proved to be a successful film and Vijay started getting many roles. His first lead role was in the 2003 film ‘Raghu Romeo’, in which he portrayed the life of a confused lower-class Indian companion.
The ‘Gully Boy’ actor also made his directorial debut with the 2014 film ‘Kya Dil Mein Kya Lahore’, a war film set in the backdrop of 1948 that followed India’s Independence War. Apart from the director himself, the film also stars Manu Rishi, Raj Zutshi and Vishwajit Pradhan in pivotal roles.
On the professional front, Raz was last seen in ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ and ‘Lootcase’. She will next be seen in Manoj Bajpayee and Diljit Dosanjh’s upcoming film Sooraj Pe Mangal Bhari and in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, with Alia Bhatt in the lead.
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