Salman Yusuff Khan, the winner of Dance India Dance season 1, faces a molestation allegation against him.
As reported by the media, the case has been lodged at the Oshiwara Police Station.
The victim (a dancer herself) alleged that Salman and his cousin tried to behave inappropriately with her on two separate occasions.
According to the FIR filed, the victim was approached by the dancer’s manager while she was in London for work in August 2018.
Subsequently, she met Salman at a coffee shop in Andheri, where he offered her an opportunity to perform in Bollywood Park, Dubai with him.
The victim claims that Khan “touched her inappropriately” on the day she was offered the opportunity after he offered to drop her home.
When she objected to the choreographer’s behaviour, Salman apparently claimed that such things happen in Bollywood.
The FIR filed by the victim further goes on to add that following the incident, she got a call from the dancer’s manager regarding the work.
She along with her dance group left for Dubai on August 20.
The victim alleges that, while in Dubai, Salman asked her, on August 30, to accompany him to Bollywood park resort in Bahrain for another show.
As soon as they reached the airport, Salman apparently introduced her to his cousin brother.
Allegedly Salman and his cousin touched her inappropriately on their journey back to Dubai via car on 3rd November.
The victim accuses that Salman and his team harassed her and her troupe for days after the incident and even threatened her with dire consequences.
He allegedly forcefully made them terminate their contracts and on November 10 sent her and the troupe flight tickets back to Mumbai when they refused to budge.
These incidents of harassment prompted the victim to file a case against the dancer and his brother.
Salman who rose to fame for his participation in popular reality shows like Jhalak Dikhla Jaa has also had subsequent stints in Bollywood with movies such as ABCD.
The Bollywood choreographer took to his Instagram page and denied all the allegations against him.
He wrote a note which said:
“Wrong allegations with vested interests… The intent of extorting monies… I have complete faith in the judiciary. The truth with prevails INSHA ALLAH.”
Further updates to follow.