A 32-year-old cab driver was arrested for allegedly stalking television and film producer Ekta Kapoor over the last one year, police said Wednesday.
The accused, Sudhir Singh Rajendrasingh Sangwan, was held from his residence on Veera Desai Road at Amboli, a western suburb, on Tuesday, said Bharat Gaikwad, senior police inspector of Amboli Police Station.
Sangwan, who hails from Haryana, had come to Mumbai to try his luck in the film industry, he said.
"He wanted to be an actor and thought that Ekta Kapoor can give him an opportunity to work. He used to follow her in Juhu and Andheri areas and demand a role," the official said.
Sangwan also became a member of a gym, where Kapoor went for workouts. He was earlier warned by her guards to stay away from her, Gaikwad added.
"On Saturday, he tried to follow Kapoor into the gym, after which an offence of 354 (D) (stalking) was registered at Amboli police station," he said.
Following his arrest, Sangwan was produced before a court, which remanded him in judicial custody, he said.
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