#MeToo: Alok Nath files Rupee 1 defamation case against Vinta Nanda

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Hindi film industry’s veteran actor Alok Nath, popularly known for his sanskari on-screen roles, has been accused by writer-producer Vinta Nanda of raping, sexually and mentally harassing her 19 years back. Vinta had shared her ordeal on Facebook a few days after the #MeToo storm hit Bollywood.

Now responding to Nanda’s allegations, Alok Nath along with wife Ashu has filed a civil suit on Monday at the Dindoshi sessions court. A report in India Today states that the couple has sought Re. 1 as compensation and a written apology from Nanda. Nath said that Nanda’s post is directed towards maligning his reputation.

The suit filed by  the Nath’s says that, “the husband-wife duo are terrorised as even if they move out, the people are looking at them with a different attitude.”

Vinta Nanda, who happens to be best friends with Nath’s wife Ashu, in her post said that she had shared her ordeal with her. However, Ashu in her statement said that Nanda never spoke to her about this incident.

Meanwhile, the Cine & TV Arts Association (CINTAA) recently had sent a notice to Alok Nath. However, the actor ignored the notice claiming that ‘some women misused liberties, protection given to them and make false allegations.’ In fact, he even rejected the notice given by IFTDA. His lawyers in a statement said, “My client states that however, in the present case, there is no complaint at all made with any of the police authorities nor filed with any of the legal authorities save and except making interviews and some complaints on social media.” 

Previously responding to Nanda’s allegations, Alok Nath in an interview to ABP had said, “Kuch to log kahenge. Neither I am denying this nor do I would agree with it. It (rape) must have happened, but someone else would have done it. Well, I do not want to talk much about it as for the matter if it has come out, it will be stretched.”

Apart from Vinta, actress Sandhya Mridul and Himani Shivpuri have also accused Alok Nath of sexual misconduct.

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