- On Wednesday, Mumbai Police announced that a man had been arrested for threatening to rape TV actor Uorfi Javed and kill him.
- Javed had criticised author Chetan Bhagat for disparaging the actor during a literary event.
- Uorfi made a cameo in Bade Bhaiyya Ki Dulhania in 2016. She also played Chhaya in Chandra Nandini and Aarti in Meri Durga.
Mumbai Police reported on Wednesday that a man had been detained for threatening to rape TV actor Uorfi Javed and take his life. Naveen Giri has been named as the man.
Following the filing of an FIR under sections 354(A) (sexual harassment), 354(D) (stalking), 509, and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC as well as the IT Act, the Goregaon Police detained the man. The social media influencer received threatening messages from Naveen via WhatsApp.
Javed had lashed out at writer Chetan Bhagat for making a contentious remark about the actor at a literary event.
“Youth, especially boys, have found their phones to be a great source of distraction, spending hours simply scrolling through Instagram Reels.
Everyone is familiar with Uorfi Javed. How will you use her pictures? Will it affect your exams, or will you go to a job interview and claim to be familiar with the interviewer’s attire?” Chetan had uttered.
In addition, he had said, “On one side, we have a youth who is protecting our country at Kargil, and on the other side, we have another youth who is seeing Uorfi Javed’s photos and is hiding in their blankets.”
Uorfi posted the following in her Instagram stories: “He and other men of his calibre will never admit their faults before blaming the women. You sickos out there need to stop supporting rape culture. Mr Chetan Bhagat, blaming women’s clothing for men’s behaviour is so 1980s “.
In 2016, Uorfi made an appearance in Bade Bhaiyya Ki Dulhania. She also performed the roles of Aarti in Meri Durga and Chhaya in Chandra Nandini.
She has also appeared in Bepannaah, Jiji Maa and Daayan, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, and Saat Phero Ki Hera Pherie.
She additionally took part in the reality competition Bigg Boss OTT. Uorfi last appeared in season 14 of the reality series MTV Splitsvilla.