#MeToo: Alok Nath’s anticipatory bail plea deferred till December 31 in Vinta Nanda case

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#MeToo movement might have slowed down in recent times and lost momentum, but it had the desired impact of calling out sexual predators. The entire #MeToo movement in India started with Tanushree Dutta levelling sexual harassment allegations against veteran actor Nana Patekar.

Remember! Alok Nath’s name had also come up in the list of alleged sexual offenders. Producer and writer, Vinta Nanda accused senior actor Alok Nath of raping her and sexually harassing her when they were shooting for the Television show ‘Tara’.

After this, she lodged a complaint with the police against Alok Nath. In reply, Nath filed a defamation case against Vinta for maligning his reputation. Now, according to news agency ANI, Alok Nath’s bail plea has been deferred till December 31.

The news of Alok Nath being named as an offender didn’t surprise many people. According to reports, Nath has two personas and off the screen, he has a totally different image. Alok Nath has been given the title of sanskari babuji (fatherly figure) for playing a very disciplined and principled man. Ironical, isn’t it?

The veteran actor had been expelled from CINTAA after the case was registered against him under section 376 of Indian Penal Code. Let’s hope the case gets over sooner rather than later and justice is delivered.

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