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#MeToo: Nandita Das’ Padma Bhushan awardee father Jatin Das accused of sexual misconduct

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The #MeToo movement is here to stay. With every passing day, a new name is being added to the list of alleged offenders. Now filmmaker-actress Nandita Das’ Padma Bhushan awardee father Jatin Das, a renowned painter has been accused by Nisha Bora of molesting and forcefully kissing her 14 years ago. And Nisha was not the only women who accused Jatin of harassment. Journalist Anushree Majumdar too accused Jatin Das of harassment.

Sharing her #MeToo story, Nisha Bora took to Twitter and wrote, “ One of India’s most feted artists alive. Padma Bhushan recipient. My molestor. Long post alert. @IndiaMeToo and so MANY other women, starting with @Rxyxsx Thank You for so much.”

Recounting her ordeal, Nisha wrote, “I don’t recall the time of the incident but know that it was well within daylight hours. He poured himself some whiskey; offered me one too, but I refused. It was a wonderfully cluttered space filled with creative energy. The next thing I know, he attempted to grab me. I wriggled out of his embrace, flustered. Then he did it again. This time, he managed a clumsy kiss on my lips. I recall the feeling of his beard on my skin. I pushed him away and moved away from him. At that moment, he said, ‘Come on, it would be nice.'”

Journalist Anushree Majumdar, wrote, “I was surprised, flattered but the feeling evaporated when he (Jatin) insisted that I should quit my current job and work for him immediately. He’d pay more. Later, a friend and I went to his studio, Shahpur Jat, to pick up the painting. He stood too close and he asked strange questions.”

Now responding to these allegations, Nandita Das said that her father has denied all the allegations and she will continue to support the #MeToo movement. Nandita posted, “As a strong supporter of the movement, I want to reiterate that I will continue to add my voice to it, despite the disturbing allegations made against my father, which he has categorically denied.”

You can read her entire post here:

We wonder if Jatin Das is going to file a complaint against these accusers.

For more updates on this story, stay tuned.

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