Despite facing rape charges, Alok Nath yet to be dropped from Luv Ranjan’s next film?
Following writer-producer Vinta Nanda‘s sexual assault allegations, veteran actor Alok Nath has been booked for rape (under section 376 of IPC) by Mumbai Police. So far, Alok has constantly denied all the allegations made against him.
After Tanushree Dutta raised her voice against the sexual harassment she experienced at the hands of Nana Patekar, the #MeToo movement gained momentum in Bollywood. The best change this movement brought was that soon after the names of a few stars and filmmakers appeared on the alleged offender’s list, they were dropped or replaced from their upcoming projects.
Now, the question that arises is whether Alok will be dropped from his upcoming projects or not? The veteran actor is part of debutante director Akiv Ali’s ‘De De Pyaar De’. The film stars Ajay Devgn and Rakul Preet Singh in lead roles and is co-produced by Luv Ranjan.
However, going by a report in Mumbai Mirror, it looks like Nath won’t be ousted from his upcoming film. A source close to the development told the tabloid, “Alok Nath features in at least 50 per cent of the film which has already been shot. And given that ‘De De Pyaar De’ features three busy actors, including Ajay who has already started shooting for ‘Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior’, which also feature Kajol and Saif Ali Khan, along with a huge number of other artists, it will be difficult to get combination dates for a reshoot. Replacing Alok will be next to impossible at this stage.”
We wonder what Luv Ranjan or Akiv Ali has to say about this now?