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Actor Vishal Thakkar booked on charges of raping TV actress

Vishal Thakkar

Mumbai: A Bollywood actor has been booked for allegedly raping a television actress, police said today.

A case has been registered against actor Vishal Thakkar under relevant sections of rape and other offences yesterday, Charkop police station’s senior inspector Ramchandra Gaikwad said.

The victim, an actress who has worked in several TV serials, has alleged that the accused raped her in his house, police said, without divulging further details.

An FIR has been registered against the actor under IPC sections 376 (rape), 420 (cheating), 323, 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 506 (criminal intimidation), they said.

The actor has not yet been arrested.

Thakkar has done small roles in movies like Tango Charlie and Chandni Bar.