Piyush Sahdev's estranged wife, Akangsha Rawat distances herself from his rape charges

Updated: 29 November, 2017 09:07 IST | Mohar Basu | Mumbai

Television actor and rape accused Piyush Sahdev's estranged wife, Akangsha Rawat, reacts to rape charges against the television actor

TV actor Piyush Sahdev, known for playing Samay on the show Beyhadh, was arrested on November 22 for allegedly raping a 23-year old model. A case was registered against Piyush under IPC Section 376 at the Versova Police Station. His sister, Secret Superstar actor Meher Vij, denies being in touch with him. She says, "His wife [Akangsha Rawat] and I had some issues because of which I distanced myself." But Rawat, who separated from Sahdev a few months ago, doesn't want to be party to the issue.

Akangsha Rawat and Piyush Sahdev

Rawat separated from the actor in April. Asked about the rape charge, she tells mid-day, "I don't want to comment on whether he has or hasn't done it. I don't want to say anything out of place. I don't want to get entangled in this." Rawat, who doesn't want to be "dragged in this mess", adds that Vij and Sahdev haven't been on talking terms for years. "The family was dysfunctional. Meher, according to Piyush, always kept a distance. To say that I was the reason for their falling apart is shocking," says Rawat. Sources inform that Vij and Girish were spotted at Sahdev's birthday bash earlier this year. "I feel Meher wants to distance herself from the issue," says Rawat.

Without sharing details on her husband's live-in relationship with the complainant, Rawat says that "hell will break lose" the day she opens her mouth. "My lawyers have asked me not to reveal much on this. I don't want to comment on his live-in relationship."

Also read: Kangana Ranaut suffers ligament tear on Manikarnika sets: 'Was secretly hoping that I get hurt'

Meanwhile, Kangana Ranaut, who has been shooting for the biopic on Rani Laxmibai 'Manikarnika', has had her ligament torn while pulling a stunt. "The accident took place when Kangana was performing the iconic scene in fort Mehrangarh, Jodhpur where Laxmi Bai jumps off a 40 feet wall with Damodar her child tied to her back on to ahorse back," Kangana's spokesperson told. "Kangana didn't land properly and in an attempt to save the kid from any injury, she ended up hurting her ankle. She was taken to a hospital immediately in the early morning hours as the crew was filming nights. The X ray was done and it turned out to be a ligament tear," the spokesperson added.

With the rest of the filming stalled till Kangana gets well, the stunt that injured Kangana, " was the last dangerous stunt" left to film. "Kangana has been advised rest for one week till she has to keep the cast on. The crew will resume filming as soon as the cast comes off. She is almost done with her shoot, only had one more day to shoot there. Iconic war scene was being shot. Therefore the shoot has not been halted because of the injury," said the spokesperson.

Directed by National Award winning director Krish, the film is scheduled for release on April 27 next year. It also features Sonu Sood, Suresh Oberoi, Atul Kulkarni and Ankita Lokhande.

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First Published: 28 November, 2017 18:10 IST

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