A Lahore-based actress by the name of Soha Ali, has accused her producer Arshad Chaudhry of raping her. Ali is a new face in the world of theater plays and she is trying to make her name in the world of entertainment.
According to the details provided, Ali approached the police in order to register a complaint against her producer. In an application submitted by Ali to Lahore CPPO, the actress claimed that Arshad had threatened her of dire consequences if she brought the matter up in public. She claimed that Arshad also threatened to kill her children if she ever spoke up about being raped by him.
A police official speaking on the condition of anonymity said the force had been looking into the matter. “This sort of mudslinging is pervasive in Lahore’s theatre community. We will take action after thoroughly probing the matter,” the official said.
Reports also revealed that Lahore’s Alflah theater, in which Ali was employed under the guidance of Arshad, is known to exploit budding talent. According to Ali, many other girls have also been raped by Arshad but no one ever speaks up about it for fear of getting hurt in the process.
Meanwhile, Ali said that she will not withdraw her application despite receiving threats. “I will not withdraw my application. I will also approach the IGP and the chief minister for justice,” Ali said.
The police have confirmed the submission of an application by the actress but they said that so far a complaint has not been registered and neither has the actress been provided with security.