A complaint about sexual harassment was registered against producer Vibhu Agarwal, the CEO of the OTT platform ULLU by a woman who was allegedly employed by his firm. Confirming the development, Senior Inspector, Someshwar Kamthe of Amboli Police Station, Mumbai issued the following statement, “The complainant, a female aged 28 years, recorded her reply with respect to a complaint filed at Versova police station, where the woman stated that on 18 June 2021, at around 8:15 pm, the India Head and CEO of her company Ullu Digital Pvt. Ltd, Mr Vibhu Agarwal in the storeroom, located at Ullu Digital Pvt. Ltd, Lotus Business Park, Andheri (W), Mumbai, pressured her by threatening to defame her family if she did not listen to him, he then molested the lady by asking her to take off her clothes. A case has been filed at the Amboli Police Station under Sections 354, 354 (b), 506,34 on 4 August 2021.” The police also mentioned that they are investigating the said case for now.
According to ANI reports, Anjali Raina, the company’s country head has also been booked for the same offence. The company has been in the news for producing obscene and adult content.
Meanwhile, speaking to ETimes in May this year, Vibhu Agarwal had spoken of changing the perception of the ULLU platform from risque to one that delivers family content. He had said, “With ULLU 2.0, about 60 per cent of our content has shifted towards making family shows and it is not regulation but we needed to change the perception of our platform. We also have a family and people do look at you differently when you speak about ULLU, which we want to change. It is also not about whether the actor agrees to do an intimate scene or not, as we only have new faces, and if one actor refuses there are four others waiting in line to replace him”.