Actress Tinaa Datta has opened up on the ordeal she faced while being sexually harassed by co-star Mohit Malhotra on the sets of their TV show, Daayan. The actress earlier revealed that she has requested the production team of the show to intervene and get the matter sorted. Now, in her latest interview with an entertainment portal, she explained how Mohit has been continuously harassing her in front of all on the sets for a long time despite regular warnings. Tinaa, who was seen as Ichcha on popular show Uttaran, has alleged that Mohit takes advantage of the intimate scenes and tries to get away by saying that it’s a demand for his role.
Tinaa talked to Spotboye and said, “He would say that his character demands that he should keep his hand here and there. There was a big showdown on the set. It happened at Klick Nixon Studios, when were shooting for a hospital scene. Some media people were also there and they saw this.”
The actress said that Mohit has been behaving like a hooligan on the sets and everyone knows this. She said, “There are some people on set who want to behave as hooligans. Mohit Malhotra is one such. He had been warned once, but he did not change. In fact, things became worse. I spoke to the Creative Head too.”
Tinaa went on to explain how she has done intimate scenes in the past and she was never made to feel uncomfortable by the actor. She also complimented actor Hiten Tejwani saying he was too cautious even while lifting her up for a scene on their show in the past. Tinaa said, “I have done rape scenes, romantic scenes and intimate scenes before in my career, but never faced something like this with anyone before. He is so annoying. He is so frustrated. Nobody gives excuses like him that woh scene mein bahek gaya tha. He can’t say he got carried away. He was obviously doing it deliberately. It is so clear if a girl is uncomfortable, you can understand from her body language. Shouldn’t you reciprocate and make her at ease instead? I remember working with Hiten Tejwani, what a gentleman he is! Whenever he had to touch me, he would ask if I was okay with that. I remember once he had to lift me and he did it with so much grace.”
The actress added that she doesn’t want Mohit to be ousted from the show but want a better working environment and she has full faith in the production.