Bhubaneswar: In another instance of the ugly practice of casting couch, an FIR has been lodged against Ollywood actor Pintu Nanda and two of his associates.
The complaint has been lodged on Wednesday evening for allegedly misbehaving and abusing a girl at a shooting set in Bhubaneswar.
Based on the complaint, Nayapali Police has summoned Nanda and his two aides to appear in person at the police station within 15 days.
The girl, a resident of Cuttack district in her FIR alleged that the trio allegedly abused and misbehaved with her.
As per the complaint, the girl went ti Nayapali as she was scheduled to act with Pintu Nanda in a programme when the actor offered to help her establish contacts with others in the acting industry. However, he asked her to “take care of the director and other persons”.
Eventually, the girl refused his offers following which she was hurled with abuses.
Meanwhile, the actor has refuted the allegations stating them to be fabricated. He also stated that he had never met the girl and does not even know her.
An investigation in connection with the case is underway by the Nayapali Police Station.