TV actress Ratan Rajput was allegedly molested by a unit hand on the set of her TV show, 'Santoshi Maa'; she refused to shoot until production house took action
The first week of 2016 has been controversial for telly town. After two cases of sexual abuse and cheating coming to the fore, we hear actress Ratan Rajput, who features in the recently launched socio-mythological TV series 'Santoshi Maa', was molested on the sets by a unit hand.
An eyewitness says, "Ratan was groped by a lightman during the shoot and she went up to the person in charge of production demanding strict action against him. But they didn't heed her plea. She then put her foot down and refused to shoot until the production house took appropriate action. Eventually, they sacked the lightman and requested Ratan to resume shoot."
However, the issue was not resolved overnight, claims the source, adding, "The production house did not take immediate action. They were not even bothered initially. They thought about it for a few days and then decided to fire the culprit."
We got in touch with Ratan for her side of the story, but she refrained from commenting on the issue. Rashmi Sharma, producer of the show, dismissed the buzz, saying, "Nothing of this sort has happened. It's a fraud story."
Our source says, "The production house has asked Ratan and the crew not to talk about the issue as they don't want it to be blown out of proportion."