Accusations of Sexual Harassment on big Bollywood actors during #MeToo

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Published by Ishani Yadav on 13 May 2021

Women are ruling from the beginning in the Bollywood industry, but some people always try to snatch their freedom by assaulting them. Sometimes women have become silent with fear, but now they got the chance to raise their voice against such vultures with the help of social media.

If you are wondering what is MeToo movement, It is a movement against sexual harassment, exploitation, and rape on women.  Women tell their stories with the #MeToo hashtag. With #MeToo, women are bringing fresh cases to decades-old cases of how they were sexually harassed by forcing them with influence or physical strength.

With #MeToo, stories of women who have been sexually harassed at the workplace are coming to the forefront. We have prepared a list of some stories which gained more popularity.

  • ALOK NATH

The Sanskaari Bapu of our cinema Alok Nath is always known for his iconic father roles, but the whole Bollywood industry went dark when TV producer Vinta Nanda, Deepika Amin accused him of rape. Sandhya Mridul has also shared her experience with Alok Nath.

Her statement was, “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. We went back to the hotel without dinner. It was late and I was back in my room and the costume dada came to my room to give me my clothes for the next day as I had a very early call time. Few minutes after he left, there was a knock on my door. I opened the door thinking it was him again.. it was an inebriated Alok Nath. I instinctively tried to shut the door but he pushed it and lunged at me. I stepped aside, he went flying past me into the room. I fell back toward the bathroom door, he lunged at me again screaming, I want you you are mine. I dodged again, he went into the bathroom and I think I latched the loo door and ran out of my room down the corridor into the lobby. Fortunately, my DoP was there, making a call from the reception”.

After these allegations, Another anonymous crew member has raised her voice for the sexual harassment Alok Nath did to her.

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  • NANA PATEKAR

In 2008, actress Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. According to Tanushree, Nana Patekar harassed her during the shooting of their film “Horn Ok Pleassss”. She was supposed to do a solo number for the film, but Patekar decided to join in and perform intimate dance steps that made her uncomfortable. she added, she complained about this 10 years ago when this incident happened but no action was taken back in time.

Nana Patekar denied the allegations and also sent her a legal notice. Tanushree also complains against Ganesh Acharya, Producer Sameer Siddiqui and Director Rakesh Sarang.

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  • VIKAS BAHL

The first charge was claimed by a female crew member of Phantom Films. She said, “During the promotion of the film ‘Bombay Velvet’, Vikas came to drop me in my room on alcohol and lay in bed. He was pretending not to get up. Despite saying so many times he did not go and put his hand in my clothes. Abused after being sexually abused. According to the girl, she complained to Anurag Kashyap about this, but nothing happened.
The second charge was made by ‘Queen’ actress Nayani Dixit. Nayani said, ‘Vikas constantly tried to take advantage of me. When I said that I am not comfortable in a two-star hotel, Vikas asked me to share my room.
The third allegation was made by an actress in anonymity. She said, “Vikas tried to forcefully kiss me in a drunken party.”

When these things came to the fore, Kangana, who was the lead actress of ‘Queen’, said that Vikas often used to talk to her about casual sex and many times kept hugging her tightly and sniffing her hair.

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  • Abhijeet Bhattacharya

A flight attendant claimed that Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya sexually harassed her. She said, “almost kissing and nibbling me on my left ear”. To this Abhijeet Bhattacharya said, “I wasn’t born at that time. Somebody told me over the call. I was not born at that time. I have never gone to pubs in my life. You’ll never find me at any page 3 or filmy parties. My name sells. If someone’s benefiting from it, good. Sometimes earning their bread and butter with my name, it’s fine”.

He also said he doesn’t want to give attention to ugly and fat girls. He concluded his case with the statement, “I don’t know against whom should I take action. Why should I give attention to that person? You are giving it importance, not me. Most of the people who are coming out right now are dirty, ugly people. Koi mota hai, koi patla hai. No one deserves the attention. Just to grab some attention they are coming out. Most of the fat and ugly girls are blaming and I wasn’t born at that time”.

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