A molestation case has been filed against Dance India Dance season 1 winner and ABCD actor Salman Yusuff Khan on January 30 at the Oshiwara Police Station. The victim, who is a dancer herself, has alleged that Salman along with his brother, tried to behave inappropriately with her on two separate occasions.Â
According to the FIR filed, Salmanâ€™s manager had approached the victim while she was in London for work in August 2018. Subsequently, she met Salman at a coffee shop in Oshiwara Andheri, where he offered her to perform in Bollywood Park, Dubai with him.The victim claimed that Salman ''touched her inappropriately'' on the same day after he offered to drop her home. She also said that when she objected to Salman's behaviour, he allegedly told her that such things happen in Bollywood.
Now, Salman took to his Instagram account and denied all the allegations against him. He wrote, ''Wrong allegations with vested interests.. intent of extorting monies.. have complete faith in judiciary.. truth withÂ prevailÂ INSHA ALLAH."
The FIR filed by the victim further states that following the incident, she got a call from the dancerâ€™s manager regarding the work and left for Dubai on August 20, along with her dance group. The victim alleges that, while in Dubai, Salman asked her to accompany him to Bollywood park resort in Bahrain for another show, scheduled for August 30.Â As soon as they reached the airport, Salman allegedly introduced her to his cousin brother, who, along with Salman, allegedly touched her inappropriately on their journey back to Dubai via car on November 3.
The victim alleged that Salman and his team harassed her and her troupe for days after the incident, and even threatened her with dire consequences. He allegedly forcefully made them terminate their contracts and on November 10 sent her and her troupe flight tickets back to Mumbai when they refused to budge. These incidents of harassment prompted the victim to file a case against the dancer and his brother.
Notably, Salman, who rose to fame for his participation in popular reality shows, has also had subsequent stints in Bollywood.
(With inputs from ANI)