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Ankit Tiwari on how people withdrew him from projects after rape allegations: ‘I lost so much but never gave up’

Ankit Tiwari was accused of rape by his then-girlfriend in 2014. Although the singer-composer was cleared of all fees three years later, he says his career was affected by the controversy.

Singer-composer Ankit Tiwari has had a tough few years in Bollywood. In 2014, Ankit was accused of rape by his then-girlfriend. The allegation and the following authorized proceedings, halted his fledgling career. Although he was acquitted and cleared of all fees in 2017, Ankit admits it did have an effect on his career. In a latest interview, the singer spoke about how he turned an outcast within the trade again then. (Also learn: Ankit Tiwari, spouse Pallavi welcome child woman, Mahesh Bhatt names her Arya)

Ankit used to compose jingles for advertisements earlier than his break composing music for the 2010 movie Do Dooni Chaar. He went on to compose and sing for movies like Aashiqui 2, Singham Returns, and PK, earlier than the controversy virtually halted his career. He was arrested by Mumbai Police in May 2014 after his girlfriend accused him of raping her.

Speaking to Navbharat Times, he mentioned, “People stopped working together, pulled their hands back. Without giving any reason, they withdrew me from many projects. Most of my work which was in the finishing stage was also closed. I lost so much. But that doesn’t mean I gave up. I have been doing something.”

Ankit added that whereas the part was robust, it taught him who his true mates within the trade have been. “When such phases arrive, only a few people stand with you. There have been some people within the trade who have been with me, whom I truly name my household. Those with whom I’ve labored have been additionally in my assist. It is alleged that when all of the doorways are closed, God retains one gate open. The identical occurred to me. When all of the doorways have been closed, one gate was open. I left from there too. I’ve come a good distance now,” he added.

In April 2017, Mumbai Sessions Court acquitted Ankit of all fees after the prosecution couldn’t furnish proof to again the allegation. The singer-composer ultimately returned to Bollywood and his voice was final heard in Bandi Tot, a track from the recently-released movie Badhaai Do.


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