An aspiring model and actress Aneesha Singh Sharma (not her real name) who has done several small roles in Tamil and Telugu films has alleged that a UP BJP leader – who also masquerades as a film producer and goes by different names in different States – leaked her private images on social media last week after she refused to give in to his demands for sexual favors.
Rao demanded sexual favors in return for film work and threatened the victim with dire consequences when she protested his misdemeanor. The victim has alleged that Rao touched her inappropriately on several occasions in different star hotels in South India. He even tried to undress me, but I pushed him away and ran out of the hotel room, the victim alleged.
The victim took to Facebook to complain against the con man. She first posted her complaint on her own FB account wall, but was forced to delete her account, after Rao threatened to harm her family. She later on created a page and has put up 3-4 posts detailing her ordeal.
One of her FB posts reads:
“The culprit is a well connected BJP leader who operates in South India, but hails from UP. He is protected by his BJP friends in Delhi. He cons struggling models and forces them into the flesh trade after blackmailing and threatening them. PLS SHARE.. He is originally from UP and his network is based in Punjab and Rajasthan and other parts of North India including Delhi. He sometimes claims his name is Rameshnath Venkat Rao from Chennai and at times says he is Pawan Thakur from UP.”
Another post states:
“A local BJP leader originally hailing from UP who has now turned small time producer has launched a production house making Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies, which is nothing but a front to supply girls to right wing politicians in the South.
This man had molested me and sexually harassed me several times in the past on the pretext of giving me work. He would ask me to meet him in hotels on the excuse that he would introduce me to top politicians from UP from the ruling BJP party who would finance his movie projects. Each time he introduced me to some dirty, lousy men who he claimed were top BJP leaders or their moneybags. He molested me 4-5 times, touching me inappropriately. He said he has direct links with the UP CM as well as Delhi BJP leaders. He used to carry a lot of different BJP party literature like pamphlets in different languages with him and told me he handles all the printing for the party in UP. I am scared for my life because once about a month ago when I put out a post on Facebook about him, he threatened to kill me and my family in UP. He forced me to delete my Facebook account. I am sure he is behind everything and hold him responsible for the harassment I am facing. He told me his name was Pawan Thakur but I don’t think that’s his real name. I have asked someone else to expose him and his wrong doing as I am scared for my life. He is stalking me and claims to know where I go and whom I meet. Hence to protect myself and my family as we are not rich and cannot take on these murderous politicians, I am going into hiding after sharing the story of my sexual harassment with a media person whom I can trust.”
(The victim has subsequently updated her original Facebook post and this text above may be slightly different from the current one, visible on Facebook)
The leaked photos were first published on an adult page on Facebook and later on were picked up by a South-Indian glamour and sleaze website. They have now gone viral on social media and Whats App, forcing the currently Mumbai-based model to run for cover and go into hiding.
Her manager said the images were leaked by a rogue director Rameshnath Venkat Rao who claimed to be from Sri Lanka who has been blackmailing Aneesha for the last one month. He demanded sexual favors for a role in an international web series, Aneesha’s manager told media persons in Mumbai on Friday.
According to the victim, Rao once told her his real name was Pawan Thakur and he was closely linked to UP CM Yogi Adityanath and other top BJP leaders in Delhi including PMO officials.
“He arrogantly boasted to me that he handles all the printing work for the BJP party in UP and MP and is connected to all top BJP netas in the country. He has even met the UP CM and the PM personally and showed me his photos with them,” the victim alleged.
IndiaScoops.com however, could not independently verify any of these claims or allegations or the accused’s links with top leaders in the BJP party. BJP leaders in UP whom IndiaScoops.com spoke to said they were not aware of any Pawan Thakur or Rameshnath Venkat Rao.
The victim in her FB post said she does not believe his real name is Pawan Thakur, because he was addressed by different names by different people.
Investigations by IndiaScoops.com revealed that Rao’s real name is different and he uses different names in different States. The victim model also put up some Facebook posts where she claimed that the rogue director at times claimed his name was Pawan Thakur and he was a well-connected BJP leader from UP.
Since the last two weeks after her images were published with her real name on Facebook, Aneesha who is also known as Red Lips, among her friends because of her crazy fetish for red lipstick, was forced to remove her photographs and other content from her social media pages, as hundreds of crank users began spamming her. She subsequently created an FB page sans her original photographs.
She was also forced to “hide” or delete her original FB and Twitter accounts as she began getting hundreds of crank and vulgar messages.
All the leaked bikini images of Aneesha Singh Sharma can be viewed here. In the images the face of the model has been blacked out by IndiaScoops.com to protect her identity and prevent viewers from directly identifying the victim.
The model’s manager confirmed to IndiaScoops.com that the leaked images were indeed hers and that she is taking legal action against the rogue director, who has allegedly duped and blackmailed nearly 20 other women.
Aneesha Singh Sharma is the third model to be cheated by the same rogue film director, who has approached the police, earlier models Avantika Gaokar and Marathi actress Smita S Jadhav were similarly, allegedly blackmailed by the same director who reportedly fled to Sri Lanka after the courts in Chennai issued arrest warrants against him. Rao has a big set up in Chennai and operates a local cable news channel, it is learnt.
It is learnt that Rao has allegedly cheated over 20 models from Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai and runs a porn site where he uploads images clandestinely obtained from unsuspecting, struggling models. It seems that he is part of an international gang, with several members in India, but uses different names at different times.
He is also allegedly in the flesh trade business and pushes hapless models eager to make a fast buck into prostitution after blackmailing them, and after getting them to send him nude images. The victim has claimed that he supplies (sic) girls to politicians in Chennai and North India.
Editor’s Note: This is a developing story and will be updated as new inputs come in
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