The film industry was in for a shock when reports surfaced that ace choreographer Shimak Davar was being accused of sexual abuse by two of his former students Jimmy Mistry and Percy Shroff. Aged 33 and 40 respectively, they have filed lawsuits in Canada’s British Columbia Supreme Court claiming that Shiamak touched them inappropriately for many years.
Shiamak has directed, designed and choreographed entertainment acts for international star Jermaine Jackson, world-renowned music composer A. R. Rahman and almost every Bollywood super star for various projects across the world, including ‘The Unforgettable Tour’ – the biggest Bollywood show to tour America, Canada and the UK performed by superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and others.
According to sources, the National Award winner is shocked at these allegations and has denied them. He says that he is anxious to speak the truth but has been advised to refrain from making public statements by his lawyer David Crossin.
Shiamak is an ardent follower of his teacher Khorshed Bhavnagiri of the VRRP spiritual learning group. He believes that this is a campaign by former members of the group to smear his spiritual teacher’s good name. He concludes by saying that he has total faith in the justice system of British Columbia and he is sure that his name will be cleared on all accounts.