The Kolkata police has arrested Bengali film actor Joy Mukherjee for allegedly assaulting actress Sayantika Banerjee.
According to reports, Joy was arrested from his residence in south Kolkata. His arrest came after Sayantika filed a complaint against him at the Tollygunge police station on Friday.
Joy was produced before the Alipore court where he was granted bail after furnishing a personal bond of Rs 500.
The actor is accused of chasing Sayantika’s vehicle and blocking its path on Southern Avenue, a posh locality near Rabindra Sarovar Lake. He then allegedly tried to drag the actress out of the vehicle.
Reports say that Sayantika’s personal assistant was also allegedly assaulted while trying to intervene. Sayantika alleged that Joy physically assaulted her.
A case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 279, 341, 323 dealing with rash driving, wrongful restraint and voluntarily causing hurt has been registered.
Both Joy and Sayantika are very popular names in Tollywood. While Joy has acted in and won awards for films such as ‘Target’ and TV series ‘Chokher Tara Tui’, Sayantika has acted opposite superstars Prosenjit and Dev in some popular movies. She recently starred in Srijit Mukherji’s critically acclaimed film ‘Uma’ opposite Jisshu Sengupta.
Joy and Sayantika have co-starred in ‘Target’ and ‘Shooter’.