Published: Tue, October 09, 2018

#MeToo allegations: Filmmaker Vinta Nanda accuses Bollywood’s ‘sanskaari’ actor of sexual assault

#MeToo allegations: Filmmaker Vinta Nanda accuses Bollywood’s ‘sanskaari’ actor of sexual assault

She shares that Alok told her to "come to his house again and I went to allow him to violate me". I have faint memory after that. "I hadn't just been raped, I was taken to my own house and had been brutalised".

In what is being seen as India's #MeToo movement, several other celebrities like Vikas Bahl, Nana Patekar, Rajat Kapoor, AIB comedians Gursimran Khamba and Utsav Chakraborty have also been accused and Nath acknowledged that Nanda's claims are a result of this movement. Though she did not name the actor, Twitteratis have pinned down Alok Nath, as he played lead in the show. "I was insulted and humiliated by the CEO, asked to get out of his office and told that women like me should be thrown out of the country", Nanda wrote.

Amid rape allegations and constant harassment, Alok Nath has finally broken the silence and spoken to news channel ABP Live.

Veteran television writer, director and producer Vinta Nanda has shared an account of alleged systematic misbehaviour by a lead actor on her TV show Tara both on the set and elsewhere.

Nanda said that resisting the channel management's demands led to her show's cancellation and the shutdown of her production company. She later confirmed to IANS that she was referring to Nath. "It was after this that I quit".

Nanda alleged that he would harass the lead actor of Tara and no one would do anything about it. She posted about the incident on Facebook on Monday, writing that he had sexually abused and violated her endlessly at a party.

"I was completely shattered by then". My lead female actor was being harassed by him. The situation got so dire, she added, that the female actor even slapped him. She wrote, "He was an alcoholic, shameless and obnoxious, but he was also the television star of that decade, so not only was he forgiven for all his bad behaviour but numerous guys would egg him on to be his worst". It followed soon after the sexual misconduct allegations against American film producer Harvey Weinstein. "I became easy prey because the message had been put out that I was afraid and so I would not open my mouth", she said. "I could sense it wouldn't be right for me to stay there any longer". "Social media also saved me", she added.

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