Karan Oberoi. (File Photo)
Karan Oberoi was recently arrested after being accused of rape and extortion by his ex-girlfriend. The actor spent a couple of days in jail and was even proven innocent later on. In the recent update, Karan's sister, Gurbani Oberoi has filed a police complaint against his ex-girlfriend for practicing witchcraft. Gurbani has also accused the girl of causing their parents a lot of pain and suffering.
In her statement to Bombay Times, Gurbani revealed, ''Her witchcraft practices are not a new development. My brother had mentioned it in his NC, which he had filed against her in October last year, seven months before she filed the case against him. She had threatened us with dire consequences and claimed that she was using witchcraft to cause my parents pain and suffering. Such women cannot be above the law.''
Actor Karan has also supported her sister and spoke about his trauma. He said, ''I have suffered for a long time. While I had clearly mentioned her association with witchcraft in my complaint, no action has been taken against her till date. Practising witchcraft is a serious crime in Maharashtra, and one can’t get away using the gender card. Every time someone gets away with an unlawful practice, it emboldens the others to follow suit.''
Karan's lawyer Dinesh Tiwari too echoed the same. He said that 'Propagating and promoting such theories in any form is illegal', which is the ground of their complaint. He also revealed that besides publishing a book on witchcraft and voodoo, she has been propagating it on chat groups and even teaching people.
In an earlier interview with TOI, Karan had recalled the horrific time he spent in the jail. He had said, ''I was put in a circular barrack on the first floor, occupied by 92 inmates. The gates of the barracks are kept open for a few hours in the morning, so that you can walk around and stretch in the passage. You are not allowed to step out of the barrack and can’t even see sunlight. I spent my time reading books and writing one, too. In fact, I am in the process of finishing a book on my experience inside the jail.''
On the work front, Karan Oberoi started his TV journey with Mahesh Bhatt's Swabhimaan, where he played Bobby and went on to star in shows like Saaya and Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi. He was also a member of A Band of Boys, which was formed in 2001.