Veteran writer-producer accused leading TV actor of 90’s Tara, Alok Nath for raping her at her home. Also known as Bollywood’s ‘sanskari’ actor, Alok Nath even got her sacked when she complained. The producer also alleged that he had all her shows at the channel shut down, leading to the closure of her production company. She posted about the incident on Facebook on Monday, writing that he had sexually abused and violated her endlessly at a party. It is the rising voices against sexual harassment across the world as part of the #MeToo wave that gave her the courage to pen down the experiences which had left her shattered.
In a long Facebook post, she did not name the actor but virtually identified him as being “known as the most #Sanskaari (Cultured) person in the film and television industry”, said that his wife was her best friend and they had been part of the same circle over the years. After holding back the actor’s name initially, Vinta confirmed that it was Alok Nath to IANS via SMS and said: “It is Alok Nath. I thought saying ‘sanskari’ would do the needful.”
Celebrities and Twitter users express anger for showing everyone that ‘sanskari image’ in these years. They are supporting immensely the producer. Even Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) will issue a notice to the actor seeking his stand on sexual harassment allegations made against him by a show writer.
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#MeToo is a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault. #MeToo spread virally in October 2017 as a hashtag used on social media in an attempt to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. It followed soon after the sexual misconduct allegations against American film producer Harvey Weinstein.
Alok Nath has worked in many daily soaps like Sapna Babul Ka..Bidaai, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, Who Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.