TV actress Malvi Malhotra Said Yogesh wanted to force me inside the car he could have raped Me
Mumbai – Indradev Pandey
TV actress Malvi Malhotra, 29, who was stabbed thrice by a producer-stalker on Tuesday, is undergoing treatment at Kokilaben hospital in Mumbai. The actress spoke exclusively to breakingboom.com from the hospital and said she has undergone plastic surgery.
She began by saying, Yogesh wanted to force me inside the car, I do not know where he could have raped. His plan was to rape and kill me. That’s why he wanted to pull me into the car first, when I went forward, he came from behind and started attacking me.
While Yogesh was stabbing me, some people were seen standing away, no one dared to come in front and save, but a boy was cycling, named Ravish Raheja, he helped me and brought him to the hospital
Malvi traces from the time she went for a meeting with a DOP of a show. “I had just come from Dubai, I was there for 15 days. I thought the harassment would stop. But Yogesh stalked me on the phone even there, and even when I blocked him, he was at it from different numbers. After my meeting which happened at a cafe in Seven Bunglows (Andheri), I was walking back home since my home is just 5 minutes away from that coffee shop.
Suddenly, Yogesh came in a car and said that I should talk to him and why I was avoiding him. Yogesh wanted to force me inside the car, I do not know where he could have raped. His plan was to rape and kill me.
I told him to stop the Instead, he got down from the car and stabbed me in my stomach. Next, he wanted to injure my face. I kept my hand on the face to avoid any injuries but his knife went deep into my right hand and wounded it badly. The fingers region in my left hand also got inflicted with bruises. I went down on the ground as I had started to bleed profusely.”
When I was in a rickshaw, the blood was falling a lot but I had only one worry about when to reach the hospital.
“Mumbai is becoming infamous due to people like Yogesh. I have been in Mumbai for so many years, nothing ever happened. Yogesh should get such punishment that people are scared of doing this type of incident,” said Malvi.
I will never go to meet any director and producer anymore, now only my manager will deal.
How Malvi Meet Yogesh
Malvi says that she was avoiding Yogesh ever since she met him after her visit to Ooty some months ago, where she was shooting for a Tamil film. “It was our third meeting. I had met him on professional grounds twice before in January 2020, he said he wanted to cast me in a music video he was making. He has worked with many established actors from TV. At this third meeting, he told me that he loves me and wants to marry me. I politely told him that is not possible but we can still remain friends. After that, I refrained from meeting him.”
Yogesh too, maintained a distance but for a while, says Malvi. “He started messaging me and I knew he was clearly on some other trip.”
Yogesh’s stalking reached heights when he began taking flowers to Malvi’s building and waiting there. “I had to clearly tell him to stop it. It was getting too much; once he waited for 10 hours outside my building.”
Malvi had not spoken about the producer’s harassment with her parents and relatives and not even her closest friend-actor Prashant Bajaj. Malvi explains, “I don’t like unnecessary fights. Aise log toh messages karte rehte hain. How would I think that this man would do such a thing?” Bajaj, who has been almost constantly by her side, after the incident says, “Whatever has happened is terrible.
Malvi is in deep pain and agony. I still can’t forget the phone from Malvi’s call ‘bachao mujhe, woh mujhe chaaku maar raha hai’ that night. I think it happened around 8.30 pm. Even when she doses off for a while, Malvi thinks that someone is inserting a knife into her mouth,” and added, “Malvi’s parents are expected to be in Mumbai.
Concluded Malvi, “I think it will take 2-3 months before I am alright. Right now, the fingers of my left hand are not moving. The knife incision in my stomach was about 1.5 inches.” The accused, Yogesh Singh, was on Tuesday night traced to a hospital at Vasai in neighbouring Palghar district by the Versova police team