A week ago, an assistant dancer filed an FIR against choreographer Ganesh Acharya for sexually assaulting her and now, a senior background dancer has claimed that she was also abused by Acharya.
The dancer approached the National Commission for Women (NCW) claiming that she was sexually abused by Ganesh in the 90s, when she was just 18. She revealed that Ganesh told her that it was mandatory to learn jive for auditions and invited her to his class in Santacruz East. His assistant picked her up and dropped her to a room in Hotel East And West.
She was alone there and Acharya told her that his assistant has gone to get the sound system and other students. He then started kissing her neck and cheeks on the pretext of teaching her jive and when she resisted, he threw her on the bed and said that he wanted to make love to her and marry her. She kept saying no but it fell on deaf ears. Only when she told him that she was on her menstrual cycle did he let her go.
Ganesh Acharya has however, denied it saying that people are conspiring against him.