Published: Thu, October 11, 2018

Alok Nath to take legal action against Vinta Nanda over rape allegation

Alok Nath to take legal action against Vinta Nanda over rape allegation

After veteran writer-producer Vinita Nanda accused popular actor Alok Nath of rape, another woman has accused the veteran actor of sexual harassment.

Indian actress Sandhya Mridul, who has worked in movies like Page 3 and Saathiya, has also accused Alok Nath of harassing her.

Meanwhile, the Cine And TV Artistes" Association (CINTAA) promised Vinta Nanda their "full support' if she files a complaint and the film body is also sending a show-cause notice to Mr Nath.

The actor said one day when the shoot wrapped early the cast went out for dinner and the senior actor got "progressively drunk". things went downhill from there. Till one night after an early pack up. I felt so fortunate happy and confident. I fell backwards towards the bathroom door he lunged at me again screaming I want you you're mine.I dodged again. What I went through is nothing compared to you.

"She shared that Alok Nath later showed up at her hotel room door: ".I instinctively tried to shut the door but he pushed it and lunged at me, I stepped aside he went flying past me into the room.

The actress claims she ultimately had to latch the bathroom door and then ran out of her room down the corridor into the lobby. "Fortunately, my DoP was there making a call from the reception".

She explained how after that incident, Nath continued to threaten her, "It didn't stop there. every evening he would drink and every night calls were made to my room". I dreaded the ring. It was a catch 22 situation.

'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, numerous guys would also egg him on to be his worst, ' Nanda wrote, adding that he even harassed the show's lead actress, who was not interested in him. I told some of my friends but everybody advised me to forget about it and move on'.

In the last week, social media has exploded with harrowing #MeToo accounts, some of which have been shared anonymously while some have been recounted by celebrities. "What Tanushree has started is admirable. Let's Speak. Let's keep this fire going". So there's that platform. I trusted him and sat in his auto'.

The #MeToo movement gained momentum in India after Tanushree Dutta spoke up against Nana Patekar nearly two weeks ago.

In the past few days, many women not only from Bollywood but from the other industries as well, have come forward and narrated their traumatising stories of assault.

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