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Tarak Mehta actress accuses producer of sexual harassment

Actress Jeniffer Mistry Bansiwal filed an FIR against the show's producer Asit Kumarr Modi.

Courtesy: Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal Instagram

Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal, who was part of Taarak Mehta ka Oolta Chashmah, has accused the show's producer Asit Kumarr Modi and two others of sexual harassment. Mistry, in her complaint filed in Mumbai, alleged that Modi sexually harassed her on multiple occasions over the last few years.

Modi, however, denied the allegations and said he will take legal action against the actress for defaming him and the show.

“Since we terminated her services, she is making these baseless allegations,” said Modi.

The direction team of the show also spoke in the producer’s favour. Harshad Joshi, Rushi Dave and Arman said, “She lacked basic discipline on the set and was not focusing on her work. We regularly had to complain to the production head about her behaviour. On her last day she was abusive in front of the whole unit and left the set without finishing her shoot.”

The trio also allege that the actress caused damage to the set in one of the instances.

"She regularly misbehaved on the show with the entire team. While moving out from the shoot, she rashly drove her car out at very high speed not caring for people in her way. She even damaged the set property. We had to terminate her contract because of her bad behaviour and indiscipline during the shoot," they added.

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is one of the longest-running sitcoms in the history of Indian television. Bansiwal essayed the role of Anjali, wife of Roshan in the show.


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