Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja, arrested on the charge of raping his domestic help appeared to be remorseful during interrogation, police claimed on Wednesday.
"He is completely shattered and is repenting for what he had done," Assistant Police Commissioner Dilip Suryavanshi said.
Ahuja's lawyer, Srikant Shivade, said if the actor has given any statement to police on his alleged role in the crime, it would not have evidential value in the court.
"We will wait until the chargesheet is filed," he said. Another police officer said "Ahuja has not been sleeping well in Andheri lock-up and even skipped dinner on Monday night.
Ahuja had told police that it never occurred to him that the crime he was committing was "so much serious". "He thought the victim would keep quiet and not complain to anyone," the officer said.
"Though the actor was uncomfortable during interrogation, yet he answered many of our questions," the officer added. Ahuja, arrested on Monday, is in police custody till June 18.