After Vinta Nanda, another woman accuses Alok Nath of sexual harassment
The #MeToo movement has finally started in India and many top-notch celebrities have come under the scanner. Not only Nana Patekar, Vikas Bahl, Vivek Agnihotri, Rajat Kapoor but many others have been accused of sexual harassment. Veteran actor Alok Nath who has made his name by playing the ‘sanskaari babuji’ in many Sooraj Barjatya family dramas and other TV shows was also accused by Vinta Nanda of sexually harassing her over a number of years. We now have another woman accusing him of the same.
A crew member from ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ on the condition of anonymity has come forward with fresh allegations.
In an interview to Mid Day she said, “We were shooting for a night scene and I had taken a change of costumes to him. Once I handed him the clothes, he started stripping in front of me. I was taken aback and tried to make my way out of the room as soon as possible. When I tried to run out, he grabbed my hand and manhandled me. I remember yanking my hand out of his grip and rushing out of the room.”
She added that she couldn’t report the whole incident to Sooraj Barjatya, the producer-director of the film as he was extremely close to the Barjatyas, and Sooraj sir would have taken it badly. The survivor revealed that though she shot for the schedule, the incident left her scarred for life and she left the world of Entertainment forever.
She even lauded Vinita Nanda to take a stand against Alok Nath.
Vinta Nanda has recently addressed the media and said she is meeting advisors and will decide on a plan of action. She has already been promised ‘full support’ by the Cine And TV Artistes Association (CINTAA). Alok Nath, in his defense, said that he neither ‘denies nor agrees with Vinta Nanda’s allegations and that ‘only what a woman says will be considered.’ He will also be holding a press conference to put forward his statement soon.