Shakib Khan to sue producer who accused him of sexual abuse, misconduct
DOT Desk: Actor Shakib Khan is set to file a legal case in court against Rahmat Ullah on Sunday for wrongfully accusing him of unprofessional behaviour and rape of a co-producer,reports Dhaka Tribune.
The Dhallywood superstar at first went to Gulshan police station late Saturday to file a defamation case against Rahmat Ullah, but the police advised him to take the matter to court.
The actor revealed this information while talking to reporters after leaving the police station.
“Whether the person who brought the complaint against me is actually a producer or not, you would have got the real information if you had asked the producers’ association. He is not a producer. He made a false accusation against me. Therefore, I am going to take legal action,” he said. “I spoke to Gulshan police and they advised me to file a case in court, which I will do on Sunday,” he added. Regarding the allegations against him in Australia, the actor said: “Is the Australian law so weak that I can come back to Bangladesh without trial? The case number mentioned by him is completely fake.” Earlier, on Wednesday, Rahmat Ullah sent a complaint letter to the president of the Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association accusing Shakib Khan of giving misleading assurance along with unprofessional and unethical behaviour and neglect towards the film that he had promised to shoot.
The Dhallywood superstar was also accused of raping a co-producer in a hotel room and also gravely physically injuring the said victim. The letter further noted that Shakib Khan was detained in Australia for the aforementioned rape case when he returned there in 2018. But as the victim did not come forward, no further action was taken by Australian law enforcement.
Rahmat Ullah claims to be the producer of the Shakib Khan-starring 2017 movie “Operation Agneepath,” but the actor says the main producer was Jane Alam, which is mentioned in the film contract as well.