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Bhojpuri actor remanded to police custody till Feb 3

Posted on Jan 29, 05:28PM | UNI

Mumbai, Jan 28 : A local court today remanded a struggling Bhojpuri actor Ramesh Giri to police custody for seven days for allegedly making lewd calls to singer Supriya Joshi

Giri was making lewd phone calls for the past one year to Joshi

According to police, Giri was using an application on his mobile phone that allowed him to change his voice making it difficult for anyone to recognise him

Additionally, it was revealed that Giri was making such calls not only to Joshi, but to at least 12 other women from the Bhojpuri film industry

He also used to make crank calls to men, pretending to be a woman and talk to them

"Giri did this just for fun, he had no other intention," said Assistant Police Inspector Ravindra Patil from Oshiwara

After Joshi had registered a complaint with them, he said, they tried to trace the number but were unable to find any matches

Slowly, they started finding all the other women whom Giri was calling and then laid a trap with the help of another actor Manoj Pandey

"When we learnt that Giri was making the calls and that he was a struggling actor, we called him to a location in Andheri pretending to be producers of a movie. We told him that he needed to give an audition for a role in a Bollywood movie, which tempted him," added Patil