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Bollywood celebrities who were accused of sexual harassment

Bollywood’s ace choreographer Ganesh Acharya is in deep legal waters as Mumbai Police has reportedly filed a charge sheet against him in a sexual harassment case. The case is said to date back to 2020. Ganesh Acharya has been charged with sexual harassment, stalking and voyeurism. The case was filed against him one of his former co-workers who accused him of sexually harassing her after she turned down his advances.

This is an addition to the multiple other cases that have been emerged over the years. From Nana Patekar to Shiney Ahuja, here are the celebrities who have been accused of sexual harassment.

Celebrities accused of sexual harassment:

Nana Patekar

Tanushree Dutta opened up in an interview with Zoom TV about her #MeToo story and made accusations against Bollywood actor Nata Patekar of sexual misconduct on the sets of their 2008 movie Horn Ok Please. She said, “Everyone knows about Nana Patekar that he has always been disrespectful towards women. People in the industry know about this and that he has beaten actresses, he has molested them, his behaviour with women has always been crude but no publication has printed anything about it.” The actor had then replied in another interview, “What can I say why she is saying it? How do I know why she is saying this? What does she mean by sexual harassment? There were 50-100 people on the set with me. I’ll take legal action against her.” A complaint was filed against Nana in 2018 October and the investigation was closed on June 13, 2019, calling the case “maliciously false”.


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Shiney Ahuja

Shiney Ahuja’s case was one of the biggest ones when it comes to the whispers and talks along with the media coverage. Shiney was arrested after his maid accused him of rape in 2009. His career took a huge toss after the case and Ahuja had given quite the hits like ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’, ‘Gangster’, ‘Life in a Metro’ and ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’ till then. The charges against the actor were later retracted.


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Alok Nath

Alok Nath had quite the righteous image in the industry but it all went down the hill when his Tara co-star Navneet Nishan accused him of sexually violating her almost two decades ago and she was backed by actor Sandhya Mridul along with an anonymous crew member.


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Ankit Tiwari

In the year May 2014, Ankit Tiwari was arrested on rape charges filed by a woman. She said that he made her promise of marriage and raped her on several occasions. Later the victim has said, “I was forced and pressurised to take back the case. This was done by the lawyers of the Ankit. I am feeling horrible now. Even the cops did not supported me.” She further said, “When Ankit was nothing I supported him. I was at that time VP of one international company and earned like anything. He begged me and for his career I let it go. However now all the limits are crossed and I will take the case forward.”


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Madhur Bhandarkar

Madhur Bhandarkar had made quite the eye-opening movies like Fashion, but the tables turned on him when he was accused of sexual misconduct. The filmmaker was accused of rape by a model who said she was promised to be cast in a film by the director, but she was later arrested for having hired a contract killer to murder Bhandarkar.


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Vivek Agnihotri

Vivek Agnihotri has been accused by bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta who said she was asked by the filmmaker to strip and dance during the shoot of a song. But The Kashmir Files director had denied all accusations.

Vivek Agnihotri,

The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri once accused by bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta

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Vikas Bahl

The Queen director was accused of sexually assaulting a female employee who was from his company Phantom Films. After the case came to light, Queen actress Kangana Ranaut also came ahead and voiced out saying that Bahl made her uncomfortable on multiple occasions.

Vikas Bahl,

Queen director was accused of sexual harassment

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