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Bollywood Ladies Show Up Against Alok Nath

After her claims of Nath brutalising her, not just once but twice, Now Sandhya Mridul and a crew member of Hum Saath Saath Hain, and actress Deepika Amin has accused Alok Nath of sexual harassment.

In an interview with Mid-Day, the crew member  recounted her horrific experience during the last schedule of the film in Mumbai.
“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 alleged.
“I was shell-shocked; I couldn’t muster the courage to speak up against him. He was extremely close to the Barjatyas, and Sooraj sir would have taken it badly,” she said.
“I was shell-shocked; I couldn’t muster the courage to speak up against him. He was extremely close to the Barjatyas, and Sooraj sir would have taken it badly,” she said.
The writer hailed the move and said, “I am glad CINTAA is taking action against him. I salute Vinta’s courage; I wish I could show the same courage, but life has come way past it and I can’t put my family through this.”

Deepika Amin, who recently worked with the actor in Sonu Titu Ki Sweety, shared her side of #MeToo story on her social mdia handles. Taking to her Twitter account, the actress narrated the incident writing, “Everyone in the industry knows that #AlokNath is an obnoxious drunkard who harasses women. Years ago on a telefilm outdoor shoot he tried to barge into my room. He slobbered over women, drunk and created a scene. The unit rallied around me and made sure I was safe. #metoo.”

Who has also worked in Bollywood films like Fan and Ranjhaana, explained her account in detail to Firstpost saying, “I was young then. Alok Nath was playing my father (in the telefilm). It was an off day (on set) and everyone was in the hotel. It was morning around 10AM or so and Alok Nath knocked on my door. I opened my door and there he was standing, leaning against the door.”

She further added, “He came in and sat down on the bed. I stood at the door, as I didn’t know what to do. I purposefully kept the door open as members of the unit were milling about. Then I saw an AD (assistant director), waved brightly at him, said ‘Hi’ and called him in. When he came in (to my room), he saw this person sitting on the bed, and he realised [what was going on]. He tried to help me. Alok Nath kept mumbling something (in a drunken state). And then he decided to go. While stepping out, he fell flat on his face, hit his head on the floor. He got up, lurched out and then walked away.”

Sandhya before speaking about her trauma, the actress had posted, “Dear women. I’m requesting you all .. please do not make false allegations and derail what is an extremely crucial movement. Please. Just the truth. No personal agendas. No lies that disempower the truthful. Thank you. Much love.” That makes a lot of sense.

Speaking of what  faced, Sandhya had written on Twitter, “Till one night after an early pack up. The cast went out for dinner. At dinner he got progressively drunk and started insisting I sit with him and that I belonged to him and other stuff that I don’t clearly remember but it made me very nervous and uncomfortable. My co-star realised what was happening and got me out of there.”

The world seems to be such a bad place after all these stories coming up.

 

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