The heartthrob of Television industry, Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan's Parth Samthaan is in news for all wrong reasons! Recently, we had reported about the scandalous WhatsApp controversy of Parth. Now, there are reports of Parth accusing the producer and programming head of a Hindi General Entertainment Channel, Vikas Gupta of molestation!
According to a leading daily, earlier this month, Parth has sent a notice, accusing his mentor Vikas of molestation, non-payment of dues for working on his show (Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya) and constant threats of ruining his career.
A source close to Vikas was quoted by the leading daily as saying, "Parth accused Vikas of touching him inappropriately on December 7, 2013 and the duo hasn't been friends since then. But soon after this, they were apparently holidaying together in Thailand. Parth has also featured in five shows produced by Vikas, so the non-payment of dues allegation doesn't hold true."
While Parth told the leading daily that Vikas hasn't cleared his dues of 5,50,000 for Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya. The actor added that Vikas asked for a ransom of Rs 50,00,000.
The actor also added, "He has also threatened to ruin my career. I have also informed the cops about the same. I have nothing against him except for the fact that he hasn't cleared my dues. We were good friends. He has also helped me in my career and I will be always thankful to him. But my hard work can't be discounted."
Vikas chose not to comment, while his lawyer Yadunath Bhargawan released a statement which said, "Vikas has gone through a difficult time because of the nature of allegations that speak of his professional incompetence and casts aspersions on his character."
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The statement further said, "Alleging a producer of attempting to molest and extort money from an actor is bizarre. Vikas will be taking legal action soon. A defamation case is being filed against the Bollywood aspirant."
The investigating officer of Versova Police Station has confirmed the complaints, but denied the molestation charges filed against Vikas. The police officer said Parth's complaint is on professional grounds.
Few days back, Vikas Gupta posted this image on Instagram and wrote, "This year has been the one I will never forget and as I get ready for long drawn legal battle that will consume a lot of my next year and leave an impact on the rest of my life ."
He further wrote, "I am amazed as to how I am been forced to put everything I have worked so hard since I was 17 on line . Where is this strength coming from . My mother said to me . #TRUTH is powerful. Draw your strength from there . So here I am for the world to know the truth #YourLiesVsTruth."
Was This Tweet Aiming At Parth?
There were series of tweets by Vikas as he got angry when people started abusing. He wrote, "I can't belive there r people who r this cruel . Abusing mom . Ridiculing siblings and let's not even go to me. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo."
Vikas & Parth
Vikas further wrote, "All the best for ur press conference . Give your bollywood film a push it needs . You guys attacked my mum and her modesty. Upbringing." Was this message for Parth?