Ganesh Acharya and Saroj Khan (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Dancer and choreographer Ganesh Acharya who was recently accused of compelling a woman to watch pornographic content, alleged that senior dancer and ambassador for Cine Dancer’s Association, Saroj Khan conspired against him and is harbouring corruption in the industry.
The 33-year-old woman also accused Acharya who is also the General Secretary of Indian Film and Television Choreographers Association (IFTCA) of depriving her of work and demanding commission for getting her projects.
"This is the conspiracy against me to malign my image, there are people like Saroj Khan and her colleagues who are doing corruption in the industry. Their business has flopped as I have entered the association," said Acharya to ANI.
"I will file a defamation case against Saroj Khan and her team who are defaming me and stooping so low to do that, they are doing this because their business has gone in vain they used to earn money sitting at home illegally and I am against it so will put all my efforts to fight against them," he added.
Earlier on Monday, a complaint was filed against Acharya at Amboli Police Station and Maharashtra State Women's Commission.
Acharya and Khan have been in a constant tussle for a long time. Earlier, veteran choreographer Saroj Khan accused Acharya of exploiting his dancers and using his position to malign the Cine Dancers Association (CDA). Acharya, however, fended off the allegations made against by Khan.
Addressing a press conference in Mumbai on January 17, Saroj Khan said "I am just saddened that Ganesh wants to divide this association which is not good. He and his father were associated with this association. It is good that we have rejoined the federation because we have to take some steps." Tanushree Dutta had also lashed out at the choreographer for spreading "malicious rumours" about her.