Some years ago tough cop KPS Gill had his reputation smeared and was convicted by court when he dared to pinch IAS officer Ruppan Deol Bajaj’s bottom. Actor Rohit Roy must consider himself more fortunate that co-star Dia Mirza is not seeking legal recourse for his cheeky act. The former Miss India had a horrifying experience last week while she and Roy were at an outdoor shoot for the film Alibaug. According to sources from the film’s unit Dia was relaxing in the swimming pool at Goa’s Hotel Taj Village, where the cast was staying when Rohit also joined her. After a while just as Dia was getting out of the pool, Rohit swam from behind and pinched her butt. The shocked actor left the pool in tears.
But the real drama unfolded the next day when Rohit met Dia as if nothing had transpired the day before and insisted on greeting her and chatting with her as usual. The infuriated actress refused to talk to him till he tendered an unconditional apology. But Rohit, whose wife Manasi Joshi Roy was also in Goa, refused to apologise saying he hadn’t done anything wrong. At which point Dia threatened to make his act public and also inform his wife about the whole thing.
An eyewitness on condition of anonymity told this newspaper, “The first evening Dia Mirza left the pool crying and no one got to know what happened. However, the next day when Rohit wished her as if nothing had happened she was very upset and threatened to tell everyone about the incident if he did not apologise.” Reportedly things got even uglier at this point and Rohit retorted that he saw nothing in Dia that would prompt him to make advances at her. The heated argument went on for sometime till the rest of the cast intervened and Rohit apologised for his behaviour later.
When contacted Dia Mirza said she did not wish to discuss details. “All I can say is that such issues need to be handled with maturity.” Sources say that Dia refused to take the matter further as she did not wish to hurt Rohit’s wife and daughter.
While Rohit Roy dismissed the whole thing as a “misunderstanding”. “Misunderstandings happen on every set and whatever happened was sorted out that very minute. But there is no truth in that I pinched her. No one asked me to apologise. In fact, if Dia were unhappy she would have told me then and there itself. We were shooting together till Tuesday night and there is no issue whatsoever.”