The man who allegedly tried to barge into actor Shruti Haasan’s house in Bandra was arrested by the Bandra police late on Saturday evening. The police said the accused, Ashok Shankar Trimukhe, 32, works as a production assistant in film city. The police will produce him at the Bandra holiday court on Sunday.
The actress had filed a police complaint on Thursday, two days after the incident. The police had registered a case under Section 354 and 452 of the Indian Penal Code. On Saturday the accused was arrested from his residence in Dharavi.
According to the police, Trimukhe told the cops that he was extremely poor and that his brother was searching for a job. He claimed he had come to know through film industry sources thata family member of Shruti’s who is a fashion designer, was looking to hire people for office work. Trimukhe claimed he had gone to meet the star at her residence to get seek a job for his brother.
According to his statement, he was about to speak when Shruti closed the door. “He claims he was scared of being misunderstood and even informed the building watchman before leaving. We found he had also mentioned his correct name in the guest’s diary,” a cop said.
Initial investigations have shown that Trimukhe has been in the industry for over 18 years, and is a member of the Film Studio Union. He has even acted in a few bit roles in some films. Shruti Haasan was unavailable for comment.