Alok Nath reacts to sexual assault allegations against him

10 October, 2018, 10:02 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
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This is an excerpt from Veteran television writer, director and producer Vinta Nanda's Facebook post that describes how she was raped by the lead actor of show Tara, Alok Nath. It is the rising voices against sexual harassment across the world as part of the #MeToo wave that gave her the courage to pen down the experiences which had left her shattered. "Seeing her, I felt even I should tell me story. If these girls hadn't come out in public, I wouldn't have gathered the guts to come out and speak up about it today".

Hindustan Times, owned by HT Media Ltd, is one of India's largest publications that provides unbiased news, analysis and features on politics, sports, entertainment, lifestyle and more. "Social media also saved me", she added. "I learnt to live with it, I was never a victim", she said.

As said by Vinta in the Facebook post, Alok too mentioned that Vinta was a good friend of him once and also took credit for making her big. The lady has said that she was raped more than 19 years ago. "We don't want to rush into it because if we make a legal mistake, it can backfire and set Alok Nath free of consequences". "He was an alcoholic, shameless and obnoxious but he was also the television star of that decade, so not only was he forgiven for all his bad behaviour, numerous guys would also egg him on to be his worst".

The film and television industry has been hit by an avalanche of abuse and assault claims, the most recent and also perhaps most shocking of which is Vinta Nanda's utterly gut-wrenching account of being raped and violated by a man she only identifies as a "sanskaari" actor who starred on Tara, the hit Nineties TV show she wrote.

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According to Nanda, Nath harassed the female lead actor. "I couldn't get up from my bed", she wrote. My company was closed but I got a job to write and direct a series for Plus Channel. "It was after this that I quit".

She goes on to allege that the actor was harassing the female lead of the show and how he "would mess" with her while everyone on the set was "silent".

"I was completely shattered by then", Nanda said. One day apparently, he deliberately came drunk to the set and "He continued to drink till the time he was called for the shot. My lead actress slapped him". There are also allegations of sexual misconduct against the group's founder-member Gursimran Khamba. Soon after, the newly-appointed CEO asked them "to shut down the show, along with all our other shows". In an interview, Alok apparently casually said that Navneet was a druggie and that did not go well down with her.

"I started to walk home on the empty streets although the distance to my own house was long".

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