One of Bollywood’s top choreographers Shiamak Davar, who runs a chain of dance schools in six countries, has been accused of sexual abuse by two former students in Canada!
The complainants, 40-year-old Percy Shroff and 33-year-old Jimmy Mistry, have reportedly filed lawsuits in Canada’s British Columbia Supreme Court claiming that Davar touched them inappropriately for several years and abused his authority as their spiritual leader to sexually exploit them when they were at Davar’s VRRP Spiritual Learning group, a sect founded by the now-deceased Mumbai resident Khorshed Bhavnagri. For those who do not know this, Bhavnagri lost her two sons in a car crash in 1980 and later claimed to receive messages from their spirits through ‘automatic writing’.
Sources claim that Davar has rubbished the allegations and has promised to defend himself vigorously in court.
Known as the Guru of Contemporary dance in India, Davar is responsible for modernizing India’s dance scene, especially in the film and theatre industry.
Actors like Shahid Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput and Varun Dhawan are some of the celebs who have trained under him.