Veteran actor Alok Nath is not going to have it easy anytime soon. First, writer-director Vinta Nanda accused him of raping and harassing her. That was followed by a Hum Saath Saath Hain crew member alleging that Alok stripped in front of her on the sets of the film and manhandled her. On Wednesday, Sandhya Mridul narrated a similar horror story about the actor. Now, Deepika Amin, his co-star from Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety, has also accused the actor of sexual harassment.
Sharing her story on Twitter, Deepika wrote, “Everyone in the industry knows that #AlokNath is an obnoxious drunkard who harasses women. Years ago, on a telefilm outdoor shoot, he tried to barge into my room. He slobbered over women, drunk and created a scene. The unit rallied around me and made sure I was safe. #metoo.”
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She even shared her horrific story in detail to Firstpost saying, “I was young then. Alok Nath was playing my father (in the telefilm). It was an off day (on set) and everyone was in the hotel. It was morning around 10AM or so and Alok Nath knocked on my door. I opened my door and there he was standing, leaning against the door.”
“He came in and sat down on the bed. I stood at the door, as I didn’t know what to do. I purposefully kept the door open as members of the unit were milling about. Then I saw an AD (assistant director), waved brightly at him, said ‘Hi’ and called him in. When he came in (to my room), he saw this person sitting on the bed, and he realised [what was going on]. He tried to help me. Alok Nath kept mumbling something (in a drunken state). And then he decided to go. While stepping out, he fell flat on his face, hit his head on the floor. He got up, lurched out and then walked away,” Deepika added.
Deepika has worked in several Bollywood films like Fan and Ranjhaana. 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. It all started with Tanushree Dutta’s allegations against Nana Patekar. Celebrities such as Vikas Bahl, Zulfi Syed, Rajat Kapoor, Kailash Kher, Chetan Bhagat, Rajat Kapoor, Ronit Roy and others have been accused so far of sexual assault.