Film producer accused of casting couch arrested in Bhubaneswar

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Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Thursday evening arrested an assistant film producer from Saheed Nagar area in connection with casting couch allegation levelled by a model.

As per the complaint lodged by the victim, the accused producer, identified as JD Rout allegedly tried to sexually assault the young woman after calling her to his studio here on the pretext of taking an audition for a web series.

The Cuttack-based model, with no other options left, sought the help of the cops and lodged an FIR alleging that the accused promised her a prominent role in a web series on Netflix and Rs 10,000 for one day’s shoot.

She also stated that the accused person assaulted her on the basis of obscene pictures that he clicked during the auditions. As per the complaint, the assistant producer allegedly manipulated her to resort to skin show stating producers and glamour industry expects the same from aspiring actors and models.

Acting on the complaint lodged by the victim, cops nabbed Rout and forwarded him to court, sources said.

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