In a shocking turn of events, a special court in Mumbai convicted one of the executive producers of Star Plus’ popular TV show, Ek Veer Ki Ardaas… Veera on charges of rape and sentenced him to 7 years imprisonment.
The executive producer, Mukesh Mishra, has also been asked to pay 5000 INR. A case of rape had been filed against him back in 2013 and it was after 5 years that the matter was closed.
The complainant, a 31-year-old actress, claimed that she had met Mukesh in 2012. She was asked to report to Jogeshwari for a shoot on 12th December, 2012 and a bus was supposed to pick her up. The producer turned up instead and asked her to ride pillion since the bus would be late. He took her to a makeup room on the sets of the show, locked the door and then proceeded to rape her. He also threatened her of dire consequences and said he would harm the lady’s 8-year-old daughter if she complained.
The actress’ husband complained to the producers about the incident and Mishra was fired immediately. He threatened the family even then and a complaint was finally registered in January 2013.