KWAN Entertainment founder Anirban Blah, a popular Bollywood celebrity manager, tried to commit suicide today. Anirban was asked to step aside from his position in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against him.
“We have asked Anirban Blah to forthwith step aside from his duties, activities and responsibilities at KWAN, its subsidiaries and affiliates with immediate effect,” said a statement issued by the entertainment and marketing company.
Going by the report in The Hindu, he was rescued in the wee hours of Friday (today) by the Vashi Traffic police after they found him on Vashi old bridge. The incident happened at around 12.30 am and police could manage to save him after they got the tip-off at the right time.
“We had information about an individual coming towards Vashi Bridge to commit suicide. We couldn’t take chance and we laid a trap there in dark,” senior police inspector from Vashi traffic said.
Blah was climbing the barricades of the bridge when the police caught hold of him. “He was crying. He seemed very frustrated and depressed. We took him to the police station, offered him water and asked his problem to which he said that he was frustrated with the #MeToo allegations on him. He was depressed due to the defamation he and his family faced. He along with nine other partners had founded KWAN and after four girls alleged him of harassment in #MeToo campaign, he was asked to resign,” Mr Gaikwad said.
Post that, his wife was contacted by the traffic police, and then, Vashi police was given the charge. “The traffic police handed him to us but we haven’t charged him as he has not done any (suicidal) act. He told us that he had come for a walk at the bridge. After his family reached, we handed him over to them,” senior police inspector Anil Deshmukh from Vashi police station said.
Author: By – Melwyn Fernandes
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