Actress Andria D'Souza, who was last seen in the film 'Kamasutra 3D' has accused CEO of Salman Khan's Being Human Clothing, Manish Mandhana of physical assault.
Andria has filed an FIR at Gamdevi police station on March 4 alleging that Mandhana abused her physically in November 2017. Mandhana hit her so hard that it has led to her developing sensorineural hearing loss in the right ear. Mandhana has been charged under Section 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) of the Indian Penal Code.
According to the reports, Andria first met Manish in Dubai in 2015 during the launch of a Being Human store. Reliving the horrid experience, D'Souza told Mid-Day, "We started chatting on social media in October 2015. Since 2013, I have been shuttling between Dubai and Mumbai in search of work in movies, and I finally shifted base to Mumbai in December 2015. I met Manish in person then, and we hit it off instantly. I was aware that he was married, but he lied to me saying that his marriage was practically over, and that his wife and he were staying together for their kids. I believed him. We were in a happy space until mid-2017 when I learnt that he had said similar things to another woman and later dumped her. When I confronted him, he denied it."
Mandhana holds exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights for Being Human clothing.
Andria reportedly said that the first physical abuse occurred in August 2017. She further revealed: "My friend stayed over after we had shot her portfolio at my home. When Manish came to my house that day, he walked into the bedroom where my friend was sleeping and lay down next to her. When I went in to the room, he asked me to lie down between them. Seeing that I was disgusted, he left the house that night. The next morning, my friend confided that he had tried to feel her up. When I confronted him, he beat me. I had to skip the Bigg Boss  audition that day because my face was swollen from the incident. Then, in November 2017, I received snapshots of his [flirtatious] chats with another woman. When I told him that I would tell his wife [of his indiscretions], he turned violent. It was only after four days that I found the strength to get to a doctor."
She further stated that post this episode, her health started declining as she got convulsions and slipped into depression. After 6 months, Andria's cousin took her to Jaslok Hospital where the doctor said that a nerve in her right ear was damaged.
The reports suggest that D'Souza has submitted the medical reports as well as photographs of her injuries to the police. Andria also opened up on why she waited for 15 months to take action. She said that she was recovering from her injuries and also her friends held her back from taking an action as Manish had a strong backing. She clarified that she wasn't looking any compensation but only justice. She said she was thankful to Assistant Commissioner of Police Chandrakant Thale and the team of Gamdevi police for registering her complaint.
Police inspector Rakesh Jadhav of Gamdevi police station also confirmed that they have recorded the statement of the victim, have filed an FIR and will take the necessary action.
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