#MeToo: FIR registered against Bollywood casting director Vicky Sidana

The Mumbai Police has registered an FIR against Bollywood Casting Director Vicky Sidana for sexual misconduct accusations by actress Kritika Sharma on Tuesday.

According to ANI, Sidana is booked under Article 354 (Sexual harassment), Article 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and Article 406 (Punishment for criminal breach of trust).

The registration of the FIR comes 5 months later. Sharma had registered a complaint at the Versova Police Station in October but was denied filing FIR as the incident had allegedly taken place five years ago.

Sidana had filed a Rs 4 cr defamation case against Sharma on November 3. His lawyer, Shreyansh Mithare told Firstpost, “The allegations against my client were completely baseless. We have filed a defamation case of Rs 4 crore. We will pursue this in court.”