Fans of Indian television personality were in a state of shock when Piyush Sahdev, who recently starred in hit TV show Beyhadh and has also worked in critically acclaimed show Devo Ke Dev Mahadev, was arrested after a girl, who is said to be a model, accused him of rape.
He was placed into police custody until November 27 for his bail applicaion. Piyush’s bail plea has been rejected and the court has issued December 8 as his next plea date.
The actor has also been shifted to the Arthur Road jail till his next hearing. It has come to light that the model who has accused him of rape was in a relationship with him. It is understood that after the couple returned from vacation, Sahdev reportedly started to avoid the alleged victim.
In what has been seen as a woman scorned, she filed a complaint accusing him of raping her.
Shared a source with leading indian daily Indian Express, “What started as a lover’s tiff has escalated to a major controversy. With the bail plea also getting rejected, Piyush’s family is really worried about him. Apart from his lawyer, the jail has barred any personal meetings for Piyush. They are only hoping that he might get a bail on the next hearing. Since Piyush hasn’t been in constant touch with his family, they also have very little information about this case but are determined to fight for him.”
Piyush rose to fame with shows like Devon Ke Dev Mahadev, Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, Geet and Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai. He recently went under a makeover and was appreciated for his roles in Beyhadh and Devanshi. His Beyhadh co-star Kushal Tandon had recently spoken to Bombay Times and said, “This is a matter of somebody’s life. His career, reputation, family… everything is at stake. I feel this matter needs to be investigated thoroughly. There are so many laws now made for the protection of women and rightly so, but they should not be misused. From what I hear, Piyush was living in with this woman for the last two months. This is not some random person he suddenly met. Nobody knows what transpired between the two. All I can say is that in any such case, we should wait for the police to investigate and the courts to decide, rather than jumping to conclusions about a person’s character.”
Piyush was married to actor Akangsha Rawat for five years and had earlier this year announced his separation. There was a buzz that he was in an extramarital affair but rubbishing the news, Piyush had told indianexpress.com, “Those are baseless rumours. I am already going through a very rough phase in my life and all these rumours just add up to my misery. It’s a humble request to everyone to not spread such fake rumours and add fuel to the fire.”