Gaurang Doshi who has been part of the Bollywood for quite sometime and has even produced Amitabh Bachchan-Akshay Kumar-Arjun Rampal starrer film Aankhen (2002) has been under self inflicted house arrest along with his house help since Wednesday.
Doshi was to appear in front of the court for a dowry harassment case filed against him five years ago, failing which two uniformed men came to Doshi's apartment complex to arrest him. Fearing the arrest, Doshi hid in his house hoping that after a point in time the officials would give up and leave. He disconnected his phone, his doorbell and stayed in, in complete silence. Any attempts by the officials to call out to him, knock the door, shout at him were met with utter silence for the past four days. The officials can't break in simply because they don't have the warrant too and Doshi is making most of the situation. As a way to drive him out, the officials have now cut off the electricity and water supply, they hope that such a step would frustrate him and he would have to eventually come out.
Doshi has stated over telephonic conversation that he is not in Mumbai but is in Delhi launching his next film. His wife however claims that he is still in the house hiding.
In 2005 Doshi's wife, Madhuri, filed a case of cruelty and dowry harassment against her husband after 10 years of marriage. The trial is on at the Girgaum court but Doshi skipped the hearing after repeated summons. But now the court has issued a non-bailable warrant against him.
In 2007, Flora Saini, an aspiring actress and model had filed a case against Doshi, alleging he sent her obscene text messages and even threatened her. He was then arrested by Oshiwara police for assault and rape before being released on bail.