Bollywood star Govinda charged with assault and criminal intimidation

By Mail Today Reporter


Bollywood actor Govinda could serve up to four years in prison

Bollywood actor Govinda could serve up to four years in prison

A Metropolitan Magistrate's court at Borivali in Mumbai on Saturday framed charges of assault and criminal intimidation against Bollywood actor Govinda.

The complaint has been filed by Santosh Rai who was watching the shooting for Govinda's film Money Hai to Honey Hai at Filmistan Studio in Goregaon on January 18, 2008.

If convicted, the actor might have to serve four years in prison. The lower court in Borivali charged him under several provisions of the Indian Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt (Sec 323) and criminal intimidation (Sec 506).

In 2012, Govinda was also granted bail by another lower court. In his defence, the actor had then claimed that he had slapped Rai for misbehaving with women artistes during the shoot and for kicking a chair the actor was sitting on.

What could land the actor in trouble is that while he has pleaded not guilty before the court, there are videos that show Govinda slapping Rai.



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