It appears to be one more case of a long-standing relationship gone sour. Young actor MadhurMittal stands accused of rape by his former girlfriend,whom he was all set to marry, according to Madhur’s friend.
So what went wrong? When I reached out to Madhur Mittal who has obtained some legal relief by being granted anticipatory bail, he refrained from comment.
All he was willing to say on record was, “As the matter is sub judice, my lawyers have advised me to refrain from any interaction with the media till the law takes it course. And I’ve faith that the truth shall prevail.I’ve never been in a situation like this in my life before. I just hope that it doesn’t ruin my career even before it has begun properly.”
Madhur’s apprehensions are not unfounded. Even if the charges are proven wrong it would be the easiest thing in the world to blacklist him to win brownie points in the MeToo movement.
A source very close to Mittal told me, “He is under extreme stress, not for himself but his family who are deeply embarrassed and scared. His legal fees are way beyond what he earns as an actor. This is a lady Madhur wanted to marry and would have done absolutely anything for.Even if his name is cleared who will compensate him for all the monetary and mental stress?’
Madhur Mittal shot to fame as Salim in Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire , playing Dev Patel’s elder brother. His career did not take off thereafter. He was last seen in the RaveenaTandon rape-and-revenge drama Matr which flopped.
Madhur is known among his friends as kind, sincere, caring.
“He was very devoted to his girlfriend.We don’t know what went wrong,” a friend of his reveals.